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Bengaluru: Defeated Congress candidates meet - express anger against coalition with JD(S)

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jul 10: At a meeting of Congress candidates, who had fought assembly election in vain, was held on Monday July 9, people expressed ire against the understanding entered into by the party with JD(S).

Congress leaders, who all these days were too busy with forming the coalition, expansion of the ministry and initial hiccups, had not been able to bring the defeated candidates together and introspect on the reasons for the party's debacle. In general, no one knew for sure what the party activists felt about the coalition government. On Monday it became clear that party leaders and activists were seething with anger about the coalition formed by their party along with JD(S).

Former minister, A Manju, who attacked Deve Gowda's family, said that he was not here to speak about the politics of vengeance going on between him and Deve Gowda's family. He said in clear cut words that Congress was not right in joining hands with JD(S) and that the party will not reap any benefit out of this alliance. He reportedly warned that this will help JD(S) to grow in strength in Mysuru region.

Inspired by Manju's bold initiative many spoke in the meeting, asking the party not to strike any understanding with JD(S) for the Lok Sabha election. They wanted state-level leaders to prevail on the high command against this possibility. They said that Congress with 80 seats has taken a backseat while JD(S) with 37 seats is in the driver's seat in the state. They said that villages are agog with rumours about this pitiable condition of their party and they feel ashamed to show their faces to the general public.

Congress leaders lent an ear to all these charges, accusations, and advices and did not respond. They however, claimed that the coalition was formed as per the diktats of the party high command. They said that final decision about striking an alliance for Lok Sabha election has not yet been taken and that the opinions expressed here would be brought to the notice of the national leadership of the party. They urged the leaders not to speak to media about any of the controversies, it is gathered.

Siddaramaiah said that opinions given by party leaders have been noted. He said that no one objected to the offer of chief minister's post to JD(S).

Kagodu Thimmappa is said to have pointed out that Congress alone can take on BJP but not others. Some leaders felt that Lingayat religion demand made some of the party candidates to face defeat by a small margin, which was totally against the prediction of the survey. Some indirectly criticized Siddaramaiah by commenting that personal diatribe against Deve Gowda family in Old Mysuru region proved costly for the party.

Many leaders including Kagodu Thimmappa, H Anjaneya, Ashok Pattana and others participated and gave their views. Dr H C Mahadevappa, who is deemed to be a close associate of Siddaramaiah, and JD(S) legislators who revolted against their party and contested as Congress candidates but faced defeat, like Cheluvarayaswamy, were conspicuous
by their absence.

Comment on this article

  • Indian, Coastal Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Put more and more comments for the coalition to support all people friendly and people favorable developments. Since Congress already made up to keep JDS on Top and Congress second, now why to analyse who benefits and who not?? The People must benefit and State should progress. Better to work with this mind as decided to uphold complete democracy.

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  • Vaishak, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Coalition govt, is fantastic idea to carry on the congress development works started by Siddhuji govt. Poor people and farmers are happy with coalition govt. and way better than yeddys govt.

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Tue, Jul 10 2018


    There may be some good persons in the list of defeated CONgress MLAs!!!....they lost because of party affiliation...not because any of their commissions and omissions...

    There is a saying in Tulu..."Panjida ottugu serdu, Kanjila la Pee Tinare Kalthundu"....

    When people like Rai were saying Muslims made him MLA....what you expect Hindu voters to do?...Do they have any chance other than voting for BJPeee morons???....


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  • Santhosh K, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    I feel sorry for some very good Congi candidates who lost, like JR Lobo etc. Though they are hard workers that have been recognized DK wide, they are in the wrong party that took that people for granted.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    ..i didnt expected LOBO/SORAKE/MADVARAJ/BANGERA defeat..but Congress leaders should realise & inform thier central state leaders that unnecessry bashing of RSS for each every incidnts, giving mic to Prakashraj, Mewani..supporting seasonal rainy frogs like Komu sauhardha vedike, activist Dinakar will ruin their prospects.

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  • Anil Baburao, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Any prudent defeated Congi would move to JDS for survival. If not its ''full stop' for most of the DK defeated congis . They have no future in politics.

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  • Shailesh, Capitanio/Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    The biggest tragedy is there are no 'takers' for Congress for a 'ghatbandhan ' for 2019.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Congress is in the final stage of total collapse. Even then we need some strong opposition in both the houses. Who(united opposition) will fulfil such commitments.

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  • Amith, USA

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    I think this gentleman is changing the side as per the TIDE!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!

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  • Indian, Kudla

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Where were the DK & Udupi deafeated Congress leaders ??? they did not attend ?? barsa andh ghatti jettera andh mostly

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Defeated leaders suggestions doesn't matter much.
    They have to introspect why have they defeated and work to overcome.
    Winners words matter every where.
    If they lost due to some others fraudulent means, then it's different matter.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    146 of the Congress candidates lost elections, 95% to the BJP and some 15 of them lost to the JD(S) also. Whole of coasts, only 2 Congress guys won, rest swept away by BJP.
    Even Siddu lost to JD(S) candidate in Chamundeshwari Nagara.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018


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    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    For the work that the congress government did in Karnataka it was unfortunate they did not get reelected. What was needed was patience. Instead they have dug their own grave by allying with JD S

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Real Congress supporters have been telling the same thing .
    This decision was thrust on them from newdelhi.
    Due to this, the state congress will have to pay a big price.
    Was this coalition worth it is the question.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    If both jds and khangress if they have any self respect should cut the unholy marriage and come out of this forced marriage.the reason "want to keep communal party " out is lame excuse .non working govt is as good as no govt

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India.

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Rathan, Mangalore
    We have seen the self respect of BJP in Kashmir. 3 years alliance with PDP party, whom BJP called them as anti national party.

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  • Amith, USA

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Rotten mangalore, people from Balatkhari party should not worry about khangress or jds, there are people to take care!!!! Rottens should worry about Balatkhari Janara Party who are garlanding the murderers, rapists and Lynchers!!!!! Rotten Mind is House of Devil!!!! "SUDHAR JAO, ABI BI WAQT HAI"

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  • SB, Mlore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    USA (Ullala Sankadha Apedha Mei ) people should be sleeping now, unless you are doing Goorkha Job there.

    Soja Beta, Verna Modi aajayega.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Express anger against EVM's ...

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    ..Jossey, they know actual reason for defeat ..and its not EVM...HDD will use same old tactics in coming election BJP to defeat Congress & Help Congress to defeat BJP and become king..

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  • SB, Mlore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Its selective. Today is Tuesday. May be tomorrow they will blame EVM, Thursday they will blame BJP misleading voters, Friday they will Blame Siddhu again, Saturday they will Blame Pappu, because BJP won 19 of the 22 constituency he held Rally. Sunday Rest, Monday blame it on Hindu consolidation... then repeat the cycle,

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  • Navin, Kundapur

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    No Doubt, Gujju brain in evm manipulation, currency demonetization at UP election time…after all in short span looted crores rupees & some ran from India. Today you see our currency rate, commodity prices...

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    See the GDP growth and also BSE and NSE index before commenting

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  • Felix, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    ಸಮ್ಮಿಶ್ರ ಸರಕಾರ ಮಾಡಿದರೂ ಸುಖವಿಲ್ಲ.
    ಮಾಡದಿದ್ದರೂ ಸುಖವಿಲ್ಲ...
    ಮನದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಂತಿ, ಸಮಾಧಾನವಿಲ್ಲದ ಶಾಸಕರು ಪಕ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದರೇ ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಇದೇ ಗತಿ.....

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