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Monday, April 01, 2013 5:55:52 PM (IST)  

Puttur: Congress approves Shakuntala Shetty's candidature?

Puttur: Congress approves Shakuntala Shetty's candidature?

Daijiworld Media Network – Puttur (SP)

Puttur, Apr 1: The taluk is agog with talks that former BJP MLA, Shakuntala Shetty, has been cleared as the party candidate by the Congress leadership for the ensuing assembly election from this constituency. The rumours got further thrust, after Shakuntala met her mentor, Rama Bhat on Sunday March 31 afternoon and held discussions with him.

BJP had refused to field Shakuntala Shetty after her first term as MLA. Angered by this, veteran BJP leader, Rama Bhat, and others had come out of BJP, and formed ‘Swabhimani Vedike’ with the support of some disgruntled BJP leaders, and fielded Shakuntala Shetty under this banner, as an independent candidate. She had got 25,171 votes in the last election, but had to suffer defeat at the hands of BJP candidate, Mallika Prasad.

Nudging aside the overtures of JDS, which was keen on getting her into its fold, Shakuntala Shetty had joined the Congress at a function held at Bangalore in the presence of former MP, Vinay Kumar Sorake. Thereafter, her name is being coined as a prospective candidate from Puttur constituency, along with block Congress president, Kavu Hemanath Shetty, entrepreneur, Nabhiraj Jain, A Navin Bhandary, and former zilla panchayat member, Bharat Mundody.

There was immense pressure on Sorake to enter the fray, but it is said he has extended support to Shakuntala Shetty’s nomination instead. Hemanath Shetty, it is said, has support from former union minister, Janardhan Poojary, while Nabhiraj Jain claimed the backing of opposition leader in the assembly, Siddaramaiah. A Navin Bhandary is said to have the blessings of union minister, M Veerappa Moily.

The group supporting  Shakuntala Shetty is buoyant now, supposedly because of the signals it has received from the party. However, the situation is quite fluid and fast-changing political developments can suddenly prop up any one of the above candidates, although at present it appears that Shakuntala Shetty has gained upper hand.

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Comments on this article
Denis Pinto, Mangalore
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Kripa Alva is not a good Congress candidate for Surathkal. I wouds suggest Vijayakumar Shetty.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Shridahr Shetty,I did come across your name in this forum very recently.In fact, I am consistent commentator in this forum and don't lie to DAIJIWORLD READERS. Either your name might be proxy or you. Certainly, it does not matter years of freelance cribbing(scrubbing)but it matters the NIYYATH of the person.Grow up man, it is public domain.

shaikh MHod RIzwan, Karkala
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Dear readers,

Congress high command don't give the tickets to cross party candidates.

jai hind

RN, Mangalore/Mumbai
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

BJP feilding Modi as a PM.. Today Modi passing the resolution to dilute the Power of Lokayukta.. And BJP Asking centre to pass stict Lokpal.. Strange action by Modi. Does he scared ?

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Yes, it is Gopala Poojari. typing eror. Traditional vote banks of Billawa Communities not desert congress because it is congress which has given more opportunities of political empowerment to them.On the other hand take for example of SHAKKU AKKA..It is Vinay Kumar Sorake who insisted to award Ticket to her..In Kaup there are good chunk of bunts votes who will thank Sorake for supporting Shakkuakka.Once Assembly election completed, future MLCs and MP(RS)will be compensated to Billawa Communities if necessitated .DK-UDUPI constituencies were so far dominated by both these two communities and may be some time ups and downs defends up on pulse of the voters.Apart from that Minority votes also counts for any edge for a given candidates.

narayan , ambalapady
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

see sorake insisted sakuakka to contest from puttur, that means everybody knows puttur is a safe seat of bjp even sorake knows that hence he insisting sakuakka to contest from puttur, and for himself he is searching safe seat and lobbying for kaup, which is also a safe seat of bjp with lalji mendon.... sorry sorake bad luck..!!!

KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

This time some thing unusual will happen in Bantwal constituency.Though Sri Rai is a most viable candidate for Congress,JDS will field a strong candidate from backward caste hitherto neglected by both Congress and BJP.He will be having strong base in the constituency and will garner votes of even Billawa community there nothing withstanding their affinity to Congress since years.People from Sangha parivar from that area are already on work to rope in the JDS probable candidate and it is unlikely that they will succeed in their effort if his interview to Suvarna news channel yesterday is any indicate.I also hope that efforts of Sangha Paivar will be a boon to JDS this time in Bantwal as it has significant voters from backward caste in the area.Readers wait for two days for flash news.....

Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Very good. One more MLA Seat in BJP kit now without even context in Puttur region. Till date BJP had to lose some seats because of inner fighting but slowly they are regaining the base due to mismanagement of Congress as usual.

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Even Modi cannot stop her from winning......

Ravi Ullal, Mangalore
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Good joke by
Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai.

Harish, Mangalore-UAE
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Joke of the day

KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Not only that, Modi cant stop Jossey Saldanha commenting like this....

Jawahar.L.Castalino, Nitte,Karkala / Dubai
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Mrs.Shakuntala Shetty of congress will win this election by margin of atleast 20 to 25,000 votes..
Best of Best Mrs.Shetty.

Louis D'Souza, Kuwait
Monday, April 01, 2013

Ismail has presented good list of Congress candidates. But Kundapura need Bunts candidate against Haladi. Any way good ion. Expecting active Ivan D'Souza at Manglore. Lobo too is a good candidate.

jeevan, mangalore
Monday, April 01, 2013

Shakka is dedicated RSS worker and sure gift to congi...

nasir, mangalore
Monday, April 01, 2013

Now all Congi chamchas are happy....only till may 8th

Monday, April 01, 2013

It is now confirmed that the following Congress candidates will contest from respective Assembly Constituencies
1)Shakku Akka......... Puttur
2)Vasanth Bangera......Belthangady
3)Abaya Chandra........Moodbidri
5)Dr RAghu.............Sullia
7)KRIPA ALVA...........Surtthkal
8)KHADER KAKA..........Ullal.
9)Vinay Kumar Sorake...KAUP
10)Shamala Bhandari....Kundapur
11)Gopal Bhandari......Baindur
12 Promod M............Udupi
13 Gopal Bhandari......Karkal

All the best and hope to see you guys MLAs

jeevan, mangalore
Monday, April 01, 2013

Shakka, Lobo and Shamala are only honest... rest are...... you know...

G Z T Kunte, Udupi
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

From Baindur it is Gopala Poojari, and not Gopala Bhandari.
Mr. Louis D'souza KuWait - I think probable candidate Shyamala Bhandari from Kundapur is a Bunt, but I am not Sure.
Bunt Candidates from both neighboring constituency of Puttur & Bantwal may push Billavas away from Cong.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013


Shakku Akka!!!! when she is in BJP then what she was?????.

changing party- people will change their ideology will change now she become akka for you!!! ok how ever best of luck..

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Shridhar Shetty is your culture and assumption..So far I addressed her as SHAKKU AKKA and I, perhaps introduced Shobha as SHOBAKKA.Your name might be new in this forum but I am in here since 3.5 years.Some are how you are owning her too much!!!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013


"I am in here since 3.5 years" lol so you are senior in daiji!!!! it is not important when you came important is how you comment!!! it is collage your sr. and others jr.

and for your kind information i am here in daiji frm last 7 years ok g...but years not an issue sir...

HAYA, KC Road/qatar
Monday, April 01, 2013

Shaku akka.. "Gelluva Kudire"

Monday, April 01, 2013

@ Janata,re collect and remind yourself that Shobakka was only women rep in BJP govt for the past 5 years.She was forced to resign not once but twice and she was harassed by men dominated cabinet of BJP!!!Our BJP friends openly not accept but in private they will.Women fraternity in India are not safe in womb as well as after...Men dominated society will not accept women's power be he BJP/CONG/JDS. Only women knows how women in India were victimized.

Janata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru
Monday, April 01, 2013

Shaku Akka being fielded or not would not necessarily change the tide in favour of Congress in Puttur. Electorally, the public has been voting towards BJP in the last 4 Assembly elections & even if there is a huge 10% swing away from BJP (as in the ULB) still the lead maintained in the last two elections of 33% could swing it their way. Rama Bhat & party are spent forces & Shaku Akka too has lost her credibility in the last few years a la Yeddurappa & his cronies. Claiming support to Sonia ji for upliftment of women that too in Karnataka is not justified as this assembly has the least women candidates in Southern India- Especially when compared to close neighbours Kerala & TN. If Sonia ji needs to emphasise on this pint to the state, then 33% rule needs to be applied as requisite under the Womens quota bill. Will this be done in the wake of machoist leaders like Siddu or Paramu - I can hardly say that it will be. Bengaluru which has the largest chunk of cosmopolitan seats hardly witnessed 4 women candidates from Congress against 8 of the BJP & 6 of the JDS. Congress needs to act on this first rather than empty boasting of womens empowerment via Italy as someone mentioned in this forum....We need no inspiration from her Sirji...

RR, Mangalore
Monday, April 01, 2013

These calculations will remain as calculations only and let us wait with patience till May 8......BJP will learn a lesson and it will be time introspetion for them as to ponder why people had voted them in earlier make money and give good governance...It is also time then for DVS and take a tour of his native place to see how the roads in the ineriors in Puttur....

narayana, ambalapady
Monday, April 01, 2013

congress given ticket to bjp women and lost this seat, as no real congressman will vote for this bjp women... smooth sailing in puttur for bjp

Raviraj g, Puttur
Monday, April 01, 2013

Shakunthalakka this Election you will win big lead

Monday, April 01, 2013

If Shakku-akka gets congress ticket from Puttur then She will surely win this time even if Sadananda Gowda himself contests against her on BJP ticket.

Monday, April 01, 2013

I know ultimately SHAKKUAKKA will be field by Congress and she has increased chance to sail through.In my earlier list of Congress Candidates, I mentioned SHAKKUAKKA/V.Sorake.Thanks to Sonia Gandhi who insisted women candidate@ least one in every Parliamentary Constituency.See how ITALIAN WOMEN BATTING FOR INDIAN NAARIS!!!This is what progressive and pro development thinking of the INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS CHAIR PERSON which should be appreciated by friends and foes of Congress party.

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