Mangaluru: Dist Cong tries new experiment to wrest LS seat from BJP after 30 yrs


Mohan Kuthar

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Dec 1: The District Congress leaders and workers are preparing the ground to wrest the Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency which has been eluding the party for the past 30 years. Minister Madhu Bangarappa, who is in charge of the District Lok Sabha elections, has proposed to focus on the upcoming elections and the party machinery during his visit to Mangaluru on Saturday, December 2.

The names of Ramanath Rai, a veteran warhorse of Bantwal, Inayat Ali, a Muslim leader figure on the top, followed by many other names. Many messages about this have been made viral by Congress workers on the social media. The question is whether MLC Harish Kumar would be a suitable candidate is being seen while Manjunath Bhandary is also said to be an aspirant to fight the elections on a Congress ticket.

Meanwhile, among the party workers, there are some favourites like M G Hegde, a rookie who vehemently flings ideological attacks at the BJP. Among the other Congress ticket aspirants who are in the reckoning include former mayor Shashidhar Hegde, woman leader Mamata Gatti, young woman lawyer Padmaraja and Bharath Mundodi of the Gowda community who is considered to be a thinker and an influencer in his community besides heading the party's district campaign.

There have been lot of discussions on the social media about fielding new names like Pratibha Kulai. Amid all these confusions, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel's seat from BJP also seems to be shaky and uncertain. There is also a possibility that Arun Puthila could contest as a rebel candidate against the  the BJP and with the likely absence of Brijesh Chowta and to sort all these confusions, the BJP may field MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary or another district leader.

Young Congress leaders sense an opportunity for the party to wrest the seat from the BJP due to confusions that exist within the BJP and only if strong orators jump into the fray. But this time too, if the Congress announces its candidate 15 days before the polls the party leaders feel the Congress may  continue to lose the seat.

 

 

  

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Surely Madhu Bangarappa is in favour of Padmaraj. Actually Vivek Raj was trying, I heard. Poor Chap nowhere his name has mentioned.

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  • Karen Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Ticket must be given to one who is capable of uniting the people of Tulunadu, across caste and religious lines....one who can defeat the indoctrination of the RSS which has made Udupi a breeding ground.....Billava nor Mogaveera can do this...

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  • Ramesh Poojary, Manglore

    Sun, Dec 03 2023

    Ha ha, even my family members contest from Khangress, I will note vote them. Only Modiji again

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  • Stany Lobo, Kulshekar

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Question is not about BJP/CONG/JDS. We will vote for an strong leader at the Center.

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  • Walter, Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Please bring new blood means new faces. Don't give tickets to old guys like Rai as they are enjoying power since long time.

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  • Rahul Joel D'almeida, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Prathiba kulai and Inayat Ali are well suitable and strong candidates who can give a good fight and win against all odds . But let's not forget Mr .JR Lobo KAS Officer former MLA of Mangalore south constituency. Well experience leader in administration . With a clear vision and mantra of development development and development for the better of the further generation and a new mangaluru .

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    My choice is MG Hegde. Educated and literate person who can face the situation.

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  • rajesh kotian, mangalore / abudhabi

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Lawyer Padmaraj is the best candidate .

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Mangalorean community highly educated but very stupid when chosing the political leaders. Ticket should be given to a new face that also from majority community. Intellectually chose a candidate someone can win.

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  • Roshan, KPT

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    It should be give to Praveen Alva. Opposion leader of MCC

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  • Saravanbhavaan, Murukaveri

    Sat, Dec 02 2023

    Nalins day s are numbered.

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  • SUHAIL, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 01 2023

    None of the above candidate will even give a tight fight against BJP candidate Mr Nalin kumar , if congress nominates someone from Bilawa community with powerful hindutva background there will be a strong fight between the 2 candidates, Congress wining is very thin in coastal belt of Mangalore

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  • Bobato Charlie, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 01 2023

    Time to throw out BJP and Nalin Kateel — send both to outer space forever!

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  • Stany jude Rego, Attur karkala

    Fri, Dec 01 2023

    Very bad for Rai. Give chance to fb young and New.

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  • Mathews P Samuel, Surathkal

    Fri, Dec 01 2023

    Sasidhar Hegde is the best candidate.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Rajeja Waterfront

    Fri, Dec 01 2023

    People in Karnataka threw out BJP ...

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  • SUHAIL, MANGALORE

    Fri, Dec 01 2023

    its actually JDS supporters threw BJP from Karnataka

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