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DK LS polls: Can Congress benefit from MP Nalin’s anti-incumbency?


Stany Bela

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Feb 9: The preparations for the 17th Lok Sabha elections have already begun. Along with political parties, the enthusiasts of politics and political analysts are engaging in their own calculations on possible candidates in the upcoming elections and on speculations on which party may win or lose.

In the case of Dakshina Kannada, the current political atmosphere indicates that the result will be unpredictable. BJP is holding Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha seat from past 27 years. Even at the time of Congress party’s clean sweep in state elections, voters backed BJP in Lok Sabha. But this time BJP office itself is not confident over victory because of various reasons. At the same time there is a hope in Congress leaders that if their calculations work, they can put a barricade on BJP’s run.


Nalin Kumar, Mithun Rai, Ramanath Rai, J R Lobo

As a cadre party, it is not difficult for BJP to gain the votes of party workers and their supporters. But when it comes to public, the party is being forced to discuss the contributions of its candidate who secured back to back victories in last two terms. BJP party is well aware that there is nothing much to say about its MP’s contribution for the constituency.  Day by day, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel is failing to convince people about his work.

Pumpwell and Thokkottu flyovers are two major projects of Union government, for which MP Nalin Kumar Kateel is responsible for the implementation of the projects. However, the snail’s pace of the work and the failure of the MP to tackle the issue have put BJP in an embarrassing situation.

BJP is aware that the voters are fed up with the MP concerning these projects and that people are unhappy about the inefficiency of their MP.


Brijesh Chowta, Ivan D'Souza, B K Hariprasad, U K Monu

Apart from this, there is no other exclusive project brought by MP to the constituency and this has become another drawback for party leadership and workers. To cover up the failure of its MP, the party organised few beneficiary conferences in constituency which were also not up to the mark. Even in non-BJP constituencies, the same conferences are happening and it was alleged that the MP was trying to get credit on sanction of normal MP funds to the constituencies and general projects of Union government.

Despite the clean sweep in last state election, the breakdown within BJP and its leaders boosts the confidence of Congress and gives them hope. The close circles of Congress express their opinion that communal incidents that happened just before the state election paved way for defeat of their candidature. The MLAs of the party especially in Mangaluru South, Mangaluru North and Puttur concentrated on development and they succeeded to complete all the pending projects. Now Dakshina Kannada is turning towards becoming communal violence-free district and people who have strong feel in communal matters also want a peaceful life. As per Congress it is good sign for them and the party thinks development happened during the term of current MP will become major criterion deciding this election. In his consecutive two terms, Nalin Kumar did not succeed in fulfilling the promises of separate railway zone for Mangaluru, Plastic Park for district, expansion of runway at Mangaluru Airport and special agricultural zone. If people cast votes judging MP’s development work, then analysts predict that BJP will lose.


Former M P Janardhana Poojary

When it comes to party politics, similar to previous elections, this time also both parties have many ticket aspirants. The prominent leaders of both parties are engaged in ticket seeking drive. Few have formed their own groups within the party and are busy pressurizing party leadership indirectly through their supporters.

As per sources, despite being unhappy within the party, BJP district leadership has shown interest on Nalin Kumar Kateel contesting for another term. The sources within the party reveal that changing the candidate is equal to suicide because it may give speculation that party accepted the failure of its current MP. There is strong opposition on MP Nalin Kumar’s working style within the party and many have openly expressed it in party meetings too. However, BJP already has completed first round survey and almost decided to go with current candidate. It is also learnt that Capt Brijesh Chowta is in the waiting list, incase if any changes may happen at the last moment. Capt Brijesh is well educated man with lot of positive credentials and integrity. He is young too. People say he is accessible to any person any time. Some analysts say he has better charm compared to Nalin Kumar Kateel. Former MLC Monappa Bhandary is also one of the contendors from BJP. 

When it comes to Congress there are many aspirants for the ticket. Leaders Ramanath Rai, Janardhana Poojary, BK Hariprasad , Mithun Rai, Ivan D Souza, U K Monu have already expressed their wish openly and said if high command gives green signal they are ready to contest. As per supporters of Ramanath Rai, this election will be held between Ramanath Rai and BJP.  In another side the supporters of Mithun Rai have started a social media campaign in favour of him. B K Hariprasad has also expressed his wish in the media stating that he is also in the race of getting ticket for election. It is not a secret that Ivan D’Souza has been heavily engaging himself to make it possible to contest in upcoming elections.

As per sources in his last visit to district, K C Venugopal, in-charge of state Congress strictly informed that high command will not tolerate any groupism and the leader who loves his party and society will only get the ticket. It is also learnt that he instructed to take benefit of current MP’s failure and gain victory in the constituency at any cost. Sources reveal that he also warned District Congress Committee and its leaders on the ‘fan following’ working style.  

Many party workers and followers of Congress believe that J R Lobo and Vinay Kumar Sorake are more suitable candidates for Lok Sabha seat. But Vinay Kumar Sorake has already said that he will not contest in elections. At the same time, being a genuine politician, J R Lobo has not yet expressed his interest to contest the Lok Sabha. But there is a strong opinion within the party and among the voters that J R Lobo is the right candidate and his candidature will increase the chances of victory.

Lobo already has many developmental works in his account which he did when he was the MLA. After the clean sweep by BJP in state assembly elections, district Congress went into coma for some time. But despite defeat, Lobo only became voice of Congress in various issues and he was in the forefront in defending the party in district. Impressed by this, the state leadership had given hints on giving major responsibilities to Lobo.  Now the highly placed sources in Bengaluru say that party high command and state leadership may give ticket to Lobo for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The voters want an able and noble candidate, who can stop communal hatred and who can become a perfect voice in Delhi on behalf of them. Development will be major issue in this election and the voters of Dakshina Kannada, which is known for literacy, will definitely evaluate the services of their representatives. They will also have some expectations as to how they want their leader as their representative in Delhi.

They want a representative, who has a clear vision of development of the constituency and its people should be elected.

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  • Mithun, Allipade

    Thu, Feb 14 2019

    Mithun rai is able and right MP candidate from Congress party .This time Congress Senior leaders should give the chance to new face .Why always giving only who are in power since so many years this time as a worker we want justice and changes from Congress party

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 13 2019

    I hate Nalin kumar.. If he contest once again in lok sabha, Surely I will not vote BJP.. My vote is NOTA.

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  • Hariprasad, Balkunje-Mulki

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    People are sick and tired of this worth-less fire brand Nalini Kumar. He does NOT know the JOB much
    less the people for whom "HE SHOULD WORK FOR"
    His pathetic performance, neglecting minorities and development has earned him a place among the
    DISCARDED! He had a free - ride and a great opportunity - HE SQUANDERED it and focused on
    instigating HATE -BASED Ancient Politics!
    Let's RETIRE Honorable MP Nalini - we need development - all round development not just Narrow
    minded negative approach to development! Jai HIND!

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    As per social media survey,considering facebook,twitter and whatsapp virtaul people ,netizens,bloggers only highest UP people and in south India coastal Karnataka are having modi fever.
    Rest of real people (farmers,sc,st,labourers)etc are out of modi fever.This is how MP and Rajasthan won.

    Right now only BLACK FLAGS are in trend for modi ,initiated from Assam,now in Andhra .In north, people want Gadkari as PM candidate.

    J R lobo is the right candidate for MP from congress.He ll do magnificent job.
    Its a myth to say modi will win or Rahul win ,In INDIA ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.
    ALL THE BEST TO BOTH.

    Jai hind

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  • Sanjay Serrao, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    My vote is for Chakraborty of Congress!!

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  • Jaggu, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Who's BJP candidate is irrelevant here.. PEOPLE ARE VOTING FOR MODI. That's it.

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  • Amith, NAGPUR

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Arre ho Jaggu Dada, why the people of MP, RAJASTHAN and CHATTISGHAR didn't Vote for Chor-Chowkidar???? "Chai-Pakoda Kavo, Akkal ka Batti Jalavo "

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    This time whoever contest against Nalin will surely win. All know he made a mess of Mangalore, especially Pumpwell, Nantoor & Thokkottu flyovers..

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  • Riyaz, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    If congress really serious about winning DK LS poll then they should give ticket to UT kadher. Rest all candidates are not worth anymore to fight against Kateel.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    my tax paid money should go 2 humans betterment. not 4 cows betterment. neither we need cow govt., nor cattle class governance. we need jobs. let da bjp sell chai 4 rss.

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  • Praveen Pavi, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    From BJP even they stand COW..our so called Educated Voters of DK & Udupi will vote COW only and COW will win in Big Margin.. they dont see candidate capabilities,education,leadership skills etc.

    so here i urge BJP Leaders and Supporters : Change our present MP Nalin Kumar Shetty and give ticket to any well educated candidate who will serve the people and bring New face to Mangalore.

    and Congress too dont field JR LOBO, Ramanath Rai they already lost MLA seats..

    here Sincerity and honesty doesn't count. Politics is Politics..."we will vote him even if he sleep 5 yearts" thats our Mangalore voters for you!

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Mithun Rai is the best bet for INC as he has successfully built a base in D.K. He is smart, efficient and proactive.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    27 years will become 32 years.... No way mangloreans will support a corrupt family enterprise....
    Kaho dil se.... Namo phir se....

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    NaMo Phirse, no doubt on that. There are some few hundreds send messages in Daiji because of their association with religion bases, thinking that is the voice of lakhs of Mangalorean. The total support is not even 1% and they feel they are the winner, height of stupidity.

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Funny thing is that most of them are working in Gulf and not voting....

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  • Sudarshan, ganjimut

    Tue, Feb 12 2019

    Dear Manvit / Shetty, absolutely agree with your comments. These psudos on religious fanatics are only looking into their religion and not looking into the country. Imagine corrupt congis are projectiing priyanka vadra and these fanatics are supporting her. Height of stupdity. Amul baba failed now amul baby time. All for the sake of Rome.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    BJP should field Chowta, if they are more concerned about development than hate politics.

    Congress should filed Mithun Rai, who can be the right choice, compared to other contenders.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    BJP should field Chowta, if they are more concerned about development than hate politics.

    Congress should filed Mithun Rai, who can be the right choice, compared to other contenders.

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  • Prakash Mascarenhas, Uppinangady / Dubai

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    In my opinion, Rajendra Kumar (SCDCC Bank) from Congress & Naline Kumar Kateel from BJP, chances of winning 50:50 for the both parties

    If Congress is trying with any other candidates, then its BJP once again (due to RSS influence in the region).

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  • Francis, Bejai

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    We christians of Bejai will not vote Congress if
    J.R Lobo
    Or
    Lancelot Pinto is not given ticket for MP Election.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Wow.... What a secular thinking..... Exactly as preached by the corrupt family party.... My vote for my religion.... Well done...

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  • Kamalakshi Amin, Surathkal Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    ....and BJP is a communal party.

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  • Jancy, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    I think the best candidate for Lokha Sabha elections to be held, is JR.Lobo, because he has developed most of the places
    and he is the most experienced person.He knows to handle all sorts of problems
    wisely.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Expert in manipulating voters list....that's his specialisation.😃

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, Mangalore, India

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    You have spoken about yourself. Expert in manipulating .

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  • J Gomes, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Mr. Lobo is very capable, no doubt about that. Many DKians have benifitted a lot fro Mr, Lobo's work , irrespective of any caste, creed or religion. But when it came to voting , they looked at the bigger picture and voted against him. So , the current scenario or circumstances in the Cong party does not favor Mr. Lobo. He could not make it in the RS elections that too against an unheard new comer. I dont think its wise to field him and have him humiliated again. Please note , this is my opinion , they may be other factors as well.

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  • Presilla Pinto, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Like the opinion of most of the guys out here .Yes BJP has made strong inroads in DK and it will be tough for Cong to uproot them. In my opinion, from Congi , I would say Mithun is the best bet. Though victory is a far cry, at least he garners some respect since he is new and not tested. Modern voters , esp youngsters look for some change . They want someone more dynamic . BJP may be on their toes if Mithun is fielded. The rest of the Congis are veterans and sorry to say are losers . Their outdated tactics of 70s, 80s, 90s wont work any more to counter the BJP. The BJP on the other hand is on a safer wicket. They have a winning candidate Nalin or the new guy Brijesh too, is a safe bet. Most of the Kannadigas would just vote for BJP irrespective of who the leader is, with Modi in mind.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    No doubt JR Lobo is only able candidate for the LS. His administration experience will bring many developments in the DK.

    For Mithun should have given MLA seat in next assembly election then for MP

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Probably Mithun Rai (good or bad) can give a fight to BJP...If Lobo has not won in Mangalore against a nincompoop BJP candidate, chance of any minority candidate winning MP seat is very remote...that is the harsh reality as of now...In Udupi, probably Madhwaraj can be given a chance.....

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  • Jeethan, Kulshekar

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    What is BK Hariprasad contribution to mangalore congress..
    He is here to divide the congress. Mithun Rai is the only hope for congress

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  • Vinay Serrao, Moodabidri/Dubai

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    If Nalin gets ticket from B.J.P, then easy win for Congress irrespective of candidates....!

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  • Dr Michael, Bangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    I support Mithun Rai. But Mithun should show the difference once he wins. i.e he should work hard for the people of DK.

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  • Uttam Shetty, Bangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Hoping that both the parties put up Gentleman candidates standing above the divisions of society .Hope its Capt Brijesh Chowta Vs JR Lobo. Whoever may win it should be a win win situation for mangalore

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  • Anitha pinto, Melbourne

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Mithun Rai is the best candidate from congress, he is young and energetic candidate. Congress should field Mr. Mithun.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    j.r. lobo da favourite 4 overall developments. give him power. he will show 2 da nation what is developments.

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    In my view one stumbling block for Congress in the veteran leader who consecutively failed to elect four times in a row. The other factor for Congress is the groups. The caste factor played an important role in giving tickets. Lastly, soft Hindutva of Congress and not dealing with the communal forces with an iron hand during its ruling.
    All the above factors and weakness of Congress made Mangalore constituency BJP's stronghold in last 28 years.
    If one carefully do the analysis BJP's contribution to Mangalore constituency is absolute 'zero' despite two of the regional leader's served as a minister in the central government.
    The advantage of BJP to rise to power in the groundwork which it has given to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh caders. They have records of each house and voting pattern in their database. Moreover, they have blessings of religious head and industrialist to finance.
    I think Mr. Rahul Gandhi of Congress has to do some big sacrifice if the party wants to come back to power. They need to identify candidate above the caste level but acceptable for Mangaloreans. As far as Congress campaigning in coma mode things will not be going to change. The Congress party must make RTI activist murder by NAMO Naresh. This will give the impact on the central leadership of BJP which it sells merchandise.
    The Congress party would have never suffered if they pursued the case of NAMO Naresh in RTI murder case. If the party during its ruling would have done it the political fortune be different in Mangalore, Udupi, Chikmalgore, Uttar Kannada.
    If Congress is suffering the losses because of its own mistakes which it doesn't want to rectify due to soft Hindutva approach of the regional leaders leaning towards RSS.
    BJP has taken advantage without any developments.
    Jai Hind

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  • Tuluva, Tulunadu

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Educated People of the D.K should elect the right,correct and diligent representatives in coming Loka Sabha election regardless of the whichever the party he/she belongs.He/she should serve their respective constituency,people without any bias and do the justice for their post.He/she should be easily accessible to all the people regardless of their status,richness and poverty and should heed their grievances.He/she should not be arrogant towards the people,who have elected them to this higher post and should control their tongue while talking or delivering speeches in public rallies and places.As people are expecting something from them or get their works done through them,elected representative should not show his/her superiority complex.He/she should be very polite,compassionate,diplomatic and should not speak rudely like"Ee/eer yereda Patherunu Gothunda",yan MP,edee D.K N Pothad Paduve".This type of filthy,arrogant words should not come out from the mouth of elected representatives.Rather do some good,constructive works for the benefit,welfare of people of the constituency and prove yourself as a real role model,gentleman and political leader.Don't try to indulge in ugly affairs,which will tarnish the image of the individual and party he belongs.

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Nalin Kateel will win easily...

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  • Becchha belman, Bedra

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Nalin Kumar win easily.... In which category?? Even he con't win 100 meter Walking also

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Wilfred J. Lewis is not Convincing ...

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  • asif, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    last hope only Mithun rai in Mangalore MP seat to win, others no way

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  • hindu, Kudla

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    crook and prower broker for DKS

    let's look at good candidates and get a fair election

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Capt. Brijesh would be a good choice. Young, IIM Guy. Can make a real change in Mangalore.

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Give ticket to Sri Manel Nayak head of besant institute from congress and he will win for sure .
    Rammohan Pai Maroor is also a good candidate for congress.
    BJP - They have to change and maybe Yogesh Bhat

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  • HARIS, MANGALORE

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    BJP HATTAWWOO,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, DESH BACHAWOOO,,,,,,,,

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, Mangalore, India

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    I will vote any candidate irrespective of party who are passionate to serve our constituency, its development and address people's grievances. NO to Nalin Kateel, Janardhana Poojary.

    Anybody who have similar calibre of late Srinivas Mallya or late George Fernandes, I will vote for for them.

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  • P.G. Devaiah, Coorg/Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Mithun is a good try for Congress and Brijesh for BJP. Let new faces contest and lets give them a chance.
    Cong has candidates who have been tried tested and failed. BJP has Nalin who has served for 2 terms. Its better he moves out gracefully.

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  • Mr.Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    People should give only one term to the representatives so they can realize the expectations of the people. In 2018, the assembly election showed the intelligence of the people of Dakshina Kannada. This time too people should do due diligence when they select the particular candidate without blindly voting for a particular party. The higher ups at these parties like the PM or the CM will not personally come and work for the development of that particular constituency. The people of DK should choose their representative correctly by doing adequate research so that they will work for the people and the constituency and not for the party lobbying or paying them. This time around there definitely needs to be a change. Please think about change and improvement of the constituency.

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    people who questioning nalin a MP,should list out contribution to coastal district by exCM , ex Union minister,present MP Veerappa moily.also ex union minister Oscar.both are most senior highly influencial leaders of congress till date, very close to madam. which ruled India for decades. remember Nalin is juts a MP,what he is done enough to elect him

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  • k b r, Mangala uru

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Work or no work is non-issue for BJP...they want to win based on sweet talk, false promises etc. The pillar on which BJP stands is ...pitting backward communities to shed blood for BJP RSS causes, go Raksha, anti-minority, anti-congress etc. Any candidate who can implement this and get votes is welcome...Traditionally forward castes priests and businessmen are progressing by leaps and bounds whereas other hindus are being used through crumbs for communal riot/hatred, protection of crooked swamis/temples...

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    People,

    This guy is an Owaisi's follower...writes like Citizen of Ullal...

    Take your medications in time man...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    do you know after winning election MP Congress govt building Gau shalaas, giving incentives to gau paalaks, shockingly NSA case filed on cow theives! its congress govt,can u believe where is rahul now

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  • rajesh bahrain, mangalore bahrain

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Mangalorean not bother about Pumpwell bridge half complete or full completed ,they would vote for BJP , since every mangaorean great eager and wish to see MODI once more PM of India . Certainly there would be no doubts on Modi performance , he internationally escalated india's reputation very well, strenghten indian millitants, put full stop for terrorism / bomb explosion across the india, given corruption free governance. Interestingly mangalorean would take another 10 years for forgetting those who remotely operated PM , 2G ,3G, Son in law land mafia, coal gate, commonwealth scam etc corruption government.

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  • Karthik, Konaje /Navi Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Strengthen Indian 'militants' ? This alone speaks volumes of your class. Looks like after 2014 you have not read newspapers at all, for 2G has been junked by SC saying there was no scam at all, it was just BJP's fabrication using which they succeeded fooling many, you and I included!

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Among bhakts Nalin is highly educated gaai !!! Therefore they feel that he will win

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  • Vikram Amin, Bengaluru -- Dubai

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    I had discussed about this in my previous comments. There are many reasons for BJP winning from the last 28 years. Please note before i start i want to say that i'm neither a Congress suppourter nor BJP nor affiliated to any religious entities. I want my undivided district to have overall development with regards to infrastructure, employment etc etc. Congress started to lose ground in this constituency because they started to sildeline the Majority Community. There are many cases and this irked the Majority Community. They used to always say that they are Secular but actually they are Sikular. Moreover janardhan Poojary gave statements which irked the Billava community. Also in 1992 he spoke against Dharmadikari Veerendra Hegde. This gave BJP some inroads through RSS, Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat etc. I remember people openly saying not to vote for Congress due to their support to Minority community during communal violence etc though it was vice varsa. We all agree that our current MP has not done anything but as i told earlier he will win this election also. Only thing is that he won in the last election by 1.75 lakhs. He will win this time by 25k votes. It is not so easy to upseat him. People are not voting for him but they are voting for BJP since they feel Congress will sideline them as a whole. Many will not agree with this but THIS IS THE GROUND REALITY .
    If Congress have to win this constituency then they have to make inroads to Majority community like Billavas, Bunts, Brahmins etc who are the Major vote shares for the BJP. This is lacking. Please note why did ramanath rai lose Bantwal. Everybody knows and even he knows. I always say to Congress leaders times have changed 20 years back you could have won easily but know people think twice before they vote. Also why was there a washout of Congress in the recent state election. Congress need to understand that just by saying secular they cannot win. They have to take all community together which is lacking.

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  • Thyampanna, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Good to see your thoughts elaborated here.....however, mangloreans are truly smart when it comes to election as i observed.......media, campaigns etc. stays one side and target for voting stays on other....if its loksabha its central election and he/his party runs the country and same goes with state election...

    On the contrary, municipality elections are local leader driven....People are smart, whatever projections, predicaments prevail they know whom to vote.....

    In my opinion, inspite of incumbency, Nalin will win again as overall support Modi at the end.....Congress had its chances so far 70 years....Modi will get consecutive 2 or 3 terms...

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  • Bakth, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    I am not happy with Nalin's work.
    But then, if my vote is going to make Modi PM again, i really dont care who is the candidate in mangalore.

    After Srinivas Mallya, None of the MP's have ever made a difference to mangalore.

    DisAgree [34] Agree [30] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jayram Hegde, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    I don't like Nalin, but no other option.
    JP should contest in BJP for MODI.

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  • Almeida, Bahrain

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Modi(nalin) will win in Mlore. No discussion required.
    Intresring is :who will be candidate from Ghanta Bhandan from our Kudla

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  • Sandeep, Udupi

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    No doubt Nalin is useless MP, but he will win this time. Courtesy Blind Bhakts & Anti Hindus ( Special mention because they are boosters for Blind Bhakts- Example Owasi and his supporters) !!

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    We want such a MP , that he can speak Hindi fluently and under stand the meaning of what others speak. And at the same time he must be very good in English. He must fully attend his constituency and available when there is no Parliament. He must give 100% attendance in Parliament.

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  • Mangalorean, MANGALURU

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    JR Lobo or Mithun Rai should be the right candidate considering the vast experience plus popularity of Lobo's works. In case of Mithun he has a strong backing up of all classes and religions being a very approachable person, plus he was denied the Moodbidre ticket which he would have easily won last time. BJP in my honest opinion if really wants to win then a new candidate is the only option. Just to keep up the image that we won't accept our MPs failure can cost very dearly, better a new suitable option be thought of. Even school kids know that in the last 2 terms we haven't achieved much from our MP..

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  • Anup, MANGALURU

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Nalin’s anti-incumbency may cost 50000 votes than previous year? Stil Nalin will win easily. Congress change ur presidential canditate for ur party to come anywhere close yo bjp.

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Rightly said.
    Change your leader and then maybe you have a fighting chance.

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  • sk, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    My vote is for Modi...not for nalin

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    A new face and an energetic candidate is required. Losers should not be given a ticket. They are seen only recently for photo ops as election is round the corner.

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  • ABDUL Arief BAVA, Kaup/Abudhabi

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    I am sure Mitun Rai will get Manglore LS ticket, he is young and energetic leader. Always worked towards welfare of general public with out cast and creed. Since 15 years working for Congress party sincerely. i hope this time Mitun will come up with B form, finger cross.

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  • Sam, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Ok Sir, we will add him in the list.
    But he is in the waiting list.
    already ten people have applied. !!!

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Last time he was in moodabedri list also. Do you think Ivan will allow him for LS

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Any Tom, Dick or Harry can win against Nalin ...

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    You are living in a fools paradise...by the by where you had your elementary education?

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  • Rayan james, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Rahul sir,
    Congress loosing in Mangalore is 100% sure. People willv vote bjp just to see modi as PM once again. Any candidate get if gets a seat in bjp will win.
    Rahul sir it's better u concentrate in centre just to hold on opposition chair.
    Jai Rahul jii

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  • Dr S Kamath, Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    BJP has been winning all the way
    Nalinkumar also winning
    And every time just before elections he has been blamed and inspite of that he is winning
    Whereas Mr Lobo has lost in Assembly elections .But report says he is working
    Amusing is Venugopal said you should work hard in disseminating about failures of Current MP

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  • J L Mangalore, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Vote for me ...i will stand against Nalin Kumar Kateel...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Congress to lose deposits....

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  • Sandesh, Udupi

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    You.are.dreaming

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  • Thabish, Udupi / Al Khobar KSA

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Irrespective of the candidate by INC & BJP ,twin district will be won by BJP due to the communal mindset of the people. So better for INC to give seat to JDS as it is already a forgone seat for Congress !!
    Why simply leaders fight between themselves when majority of twin district people are already influenced by Modi & not the candidate itself 😀

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Gist of this article is that JR Lobo is the best candidate!!!!

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Nalin will win

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    For Congress only Mithun Rai and JR Lobo stand some chance of winning! People are yet to know the value of development....hence saffron stands more chance as people do not care about development considering last assembly election. Any credible work done by DK MLA's in the past one year?????

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  • Langoolacharya, Silver Spring

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Ronald D, Udupi,

    Monu for Mangalore...Oscar for Udupi....this is the best CONgress has....

    CONgress thinks...people are in this world to vote for them....that is only purpose of peoples existence...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • K b r, Mangala uru

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    Langur, Hindu candidates from Congress have some chance of winning...Christian or Muslim candidates will make Hindus to run to Bjp...u suggest minority candidates..crooked way to ensure BJP victory....

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, Mangalore, India

    Sun, Feb 10 2019

    K b r, Mangala uru

    There is truth in your comments.

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  • vasu, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    People will be least bothered who the candidate is ,they will vote for MODI. Even if Ivan contests on a BJP ticket ,he will win...

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    anti incumbency for what.pumpwell flyover!they say its languishing for 8 years.then pumpwell circle demolished by congress and sat on that for 4 years. i think Oscar was minister for NH development authority.NAVYUG Construction company has close association with Congress AP CM late Rajshekhar reddy.its down fall started when son JagAn left congress formed new party.soon after congres the savior of democracy/institutions used CBI/IT to raid jagan related companies.

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Anti party/anti candidate works from Mr. ID, Mr. MR and already balooning list of aspirant in Congress will make sure winning of BJP candidate whether Nalin or any other.

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  • yash, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Nalin Kumar Kateel wins again because we want Modi as PM.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Mithun rai can give little competition to bjp , winning is far away dream. Most of the communal retards in our district don’t understand development!

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  • Mdcosta, Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Nalin will hands down.

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  • akil, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    If again Nalini wins i have no words for who voted him.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    All self assumptions by Italy gulams...it's good to dream .Reality will be different. A straight challenge... is there any candidate from above list who dare to stand against Nalin or Brijesh or any other from BJP party to stand in Mangalore ?

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Nalin is able candidate and Dollar expert..

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  • Ronald vas, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    BJP Released it’s first list , Kr Prabhu to contest from Mangalore LS SEAT.

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  • Sam, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    It doesnt matter who stands in Mangalore.
    people know that thier vote is going for Modi as PM.
    BJP will win anyways.
    Modi back in 2019, no Doubt about it.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Same thing was said of 3 northern Hindi heartland states recently, but the so called Modi wave failed miserably. Overconfident BJP think tank probably thought they could pull it off without tampering EVM. But for parliamentary polls, they will not take such a risk and in that sense you are right, even if a light pole is made to run, victory is guaranteed!

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