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Bengaluru: Karnataka Mahila Congress demands tickets in five constituencies for women

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (EP)

Bengaluru, Jan 10: Karnataka Mahila Congress has demanded tickets for five women candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It has decided to meet high command leaders and have discussions in this regard. Mahila Congress had asked to give three seats earlier. But now, women leaders and their supporters have asked to give five constituencies out of 28 to women candidates.

AICC president Rahul Gandhi intends to give maximum number of tickets to women candidates in Lok Sabha elections. Only 18 women candidates were given tickets in 2018 Assembly elections.

Rahul Gandhi (left) and Mahila Congress state president Dr Pushpa Amarnath

Congress activists have urged Congress MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar to contest form Belagavi. She was defeated by BJP’s Suresh Angadi in 2014 elections. There are plans to make former governor of Rajasthan, Margaret Alva to contest from Uttara Kannada. Margaret Alva is influential in Congress high command level. AICC member Kanta Naik is the ticket aspirant from Vijayapura. Geetha, wife of KPCC president Ishwar Khande, is likely to contest from Bidar. There is pressure that Veena Kashappa, wife of former MLA Vijayanand Kashappa should contest from Bagalkote.

Tabu, wife of KPCC president Dinesh Gundurao, may contest from Bengaluru central constituency. However Vidhan Parishad member Rizwan Arshad and former IPS officer H T Sangliana are the ticket aspirants in the constituency.

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Fri, Jan 11 2019

    Congress fighting for 50% Kota for women,
    Can't even give 5 mp seats to women ;)!?

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 11 2019

    We want eligible new face to Parliament to save India.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 11 2019

    We want candidates who can trounce BJP 😀😂🤣

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  • Nithin Bhat, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Fri, Jan 11 2019

    In 2014, it was Janardhana Poojari who was to trounce BJP ! We saw the results. No who will it be this time??

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 11 2019

    J.Poojary has lost not bcos of bjp, it is bcos of own party people.

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  • abdulla, india

    Fri, Jan 11 2019

    Let anyone come into power..but make sure they are Hard working..strong character.well educated.. Law abiding..non corrupt whose motto to join and work on politics should only be to serve the Nation means its people..nothing more..
    Money..Ego..Power.. should be done with..
    India has to work very hard with 10% GDP each year for next 25 years continuously to bring every poor indian above poverty level..
    So let the meaning of joining POLITICS be spelt very categorically and clearly..
    we just needs tall leaders like:
    Dr. Kalam..
    Atal ji.
    honest ...hard working leaders like Institutions...

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