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Mangaluru: Poojary to contest if Rajendra Kumar and Ivan given chance in LS polls


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Mar 14: Senior Congress leader B Janardhana Poojary said that he would jump into the election fray once again if Congress ticket is given to aspirant M N Rajendra Kumar. He also opposed MLC Ivan D’Souza’s candidature.

Addressing media here on Thursday March 14, he said, “As election dates are announced, several names are in the race to contest in the election, namely Ramanath Rai, M N Rajendra Kumar, B K Hariprasad and Vinay Kumar Sorake. But I will strongly oppose the candidature of M N Rajendra Kumar. If ticket is given to Rajendra Kumar, I will contest against him,”

"There are several corruption charges against M N Rajendra Kumar which are highlighted in media. He is lobbying to get ticket from the high command. I am ready to support B K Hariprasad or Ramanath Rai if ticket is given to them, but I strongly oppose M N Rajendra Kumar as a contestant,”



"Within two days, I will meet Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and demand ticket for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Meanwhile, I will ask them not to give ticket to M N Rajendra Kumar,” he said.

When queried about who would win the elections, Poojary said, "It depends on the opinion of the public who are demanding me to contest in the elections, especially the Konkani community people in Mangaluru. There is no difficulty in eradicating corruption from the country if you have a clear vision. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also fighting to eradicate corruption. We need leaders like Modi,”

When asked about MLC Ivan D’Souza as a ticket aspirant, Poojary said, “I am sure he will not get the ticket and if he gets one, I will contest against him too,”

On JD(S) candidate being fielded in Udupi-Chikkamagaluru constituency and Uttar Kannada, Poojary said, “This decision has to be changed. When I visit Delhi to meet the high command, I will recommend party leaders to change their decision.”


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  • Krishna, Karkala

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Nalin Kumar is a champion.
    He can easily defeat
    Ramanath Rai,
    HariPrasad.
    Mithun Rai .Rajendra Kumar
    Even if all of the candidates contest, they can not secure more votes than Nalin Kumar.
    Not only Nalin Kumar even Shobha Kanandaje will win with a thumping majority.
    Nalin Kumar is a good orators.
    He has no enemies.
    He does not criticise his opponents.
    He is a common man like us.
    It is 100 percent BJP is going to form the government. Hence he is a better choice for Mangalore.

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Poojarle man dayek electionk untuvar........ nana jawanerk chance korle...

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Mr. Janardhan Poojary might be honest but very selfish, arrogant, power centred man. He has never allowed second rung leaders to elevate them for higher level. It is because of him, BJP made in roads in Coastal Karnataka. Of late I have my doubts about his loyalty to the Congress party too. Allowing other parties to grow at the cost of own party itself proves it.

    As mentioned earlier, it might be Hari Prasad Vs Mitun Rai. But Mitun Rai can put strong fight in Mangalore where as Hari Prasad is old horse. Hope there will be a good candidate who will work for development.

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  • Albert Mathias, Saudi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    JDS candidate for udupi - chickmangalore is wastage of votes. They will never win here.

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  • bala k, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    At least this man have a guts to say for his words.Unlike Congi high command distroying the faith of the root workers by their recent stupid moves.Today Devegowda told that Cong high command insisted the Kummi as CM than he wished Kharge.Rejuvanation needed urgently for this party.

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  • Pulimunchi, Mangalore/HongKong

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Poojarlu should have won last election, atleast Pumpwell flyover would have been completed :)

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  • Thomas Aquin, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    He can contest. But people have to vote foor him. Who will vote? In the past he has lost badly. He goes to campaign and poor people chase him away.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Mithun Rai is a deserving and candidate and will be able to win in D.K. He has a better connect with grass level politics, is dynamic and commands respect among the cadre.

    Rai - is a spent force.
    Rajendra - No credibility
    Hari prasad - Unknown face
    Poojary - Unworthy candidate

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Yes...but wont think Mithun will get ticket....he is promising candidate to take on Bjp but many against him within party since he can outpace many within a short span...it will be easy walkover for Nalin for sure...

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  • richard, sharjah/shirva

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    golden view, opinion by great B Janardhana Poojary..".....Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also fighting to eradicate corruption. We need leaders like Modi,”
    Applaud to a realistic politician and a great thinker for the country and he should be a decisive PM candidate for congress and under his leadership congress may be better their score!!
    child and old always innocent, transparent and clean image ..so as to Shri Janardhana Poojary...better Congress must give a thought of his great vision

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  • Ilyas, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    I didn't understand what Mr Poojariji want. One side he say he will support Mr Rai,one side he say Mr Modiji is a perfect leader . If he want to support BJP he can. Why double standard.. ಪೂಜಾರರೆ ನಿಮಗೆ ವಯಸ್ಸಾಯಿತು. ಆರಾಮವಾಗಿ ಇರಿ.

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  • James, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Poojary is having better chance over Nalin kumar and Congress candidate.. He will get votes on Caste basis.. Nalin may get some votes because of PM Modi (who will be the PM again for sure) and Congress cant even get 10-20% votes. Hence, as a independent candidate he got chance to win in this election!!

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  • Amith, NAGPUR

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Poojary's Age & Health clearly VISIBLE in the press Meet???
    Poojarle, Get Well Soon!!!! but age cannot reverse!!!!!

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Poojar better than pappu.

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  • Lukas, Malpe

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Even better then feku doesn't know anything other then jumla.

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  • Salam, Manglore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    They forget uneducated P. M and M. P. 😊

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Ivan Dsouza could not even win any panchayat level election in Mudarangady-Shirva-Manchakal ....

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  • Anonymous, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    I am amazed at the candidature of Nalin Kumar Kateel for Mangalore from BJP for third time.Mangalore/ DK is considered as a "Buddhivanthara jille" and MP candidate for BJP is poorly educated ,can't converse fluently in Hindi or English ...
    Why a third time for him and why can't BJP get a much better candidate ?
    Why opportunity not given to new and better educated person?

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    i will explain you, why it is so ??
    Being a RSS man, Nalin Kumar is backed by Prabhakar Bhatta of Kalladka and RSS is into very remote areas of Puttur, Sulia, Belthangady, Bantwala & Moodabidri and those people make larger voting contribution for Mangaluru constituency ....
    First time he won of fierce speeches, RSS backing, Jannanna's loose talk, congress's minority appeasement and of-course Hindutva ....
    Second time in 2014 he easily won of Modi wave, by this time coastal districts were become stronghold of Hindutva ....
    Yes i agree he cannot properly communicate in English or Hindi, never seen him speaking a word in lower house of Indian Parliament and he is not representation our views in the Parliament, not discussing the problems of his constituency before the nation ....
    10 years are very long time, he has not yet learned the language, poor grasping too ....
    MP of 'Buddivantara Jille' is half educated, but we have rays of hopes our MLAs are educated like Dr. Bharat Shetty (Doctor), Vedvyas Kamath, Rajesh Naik, Sanjeeva Matandoor, Harish Poonja (All Graduates), U T Khader (LLB) ....
    People of the district are favoring more on Hindutva rather than best performing MP ....
    Congress's appeasement of minorities making way for Nalin's candidature ....

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  • Naveen D'souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Mithun Should Get A Ticket. young generation come front. why these old people?

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  • Chetan Serrao, Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Whoever contest elections from Congress, there is nobody to beat BJP in Mangalore. If BJP issues ticket to a layman in Mangalore, he will win the election, no need of known candidate.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    I gave the MLC some advice yesterday.!!
    See what a senior leader has to say about him today! And you make him MLC....
    He also knows what secret parleys are going on to prop up corrupt people as candidates!
    That speaks volumes for the state of affairs in the party here!
    Imagine giving a walkover in Udupi!!! Senseless..
    Today 'Tom Vaddakan' also quit. Made very serious charges against 'dynast' and 'power centres' in the party. Erudite and sensible he was in defending the Congress for over 20 years!
    Here Poojaryji is already talking of being a'Rebel Star'!!
    There in Mandya the 'Rebel Star's Wife' is up in arms against the party!
    K.B. R. Patler, Jenny, One-Liner, Podi Dullah all very good friends of mine.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    ...contd...
    ...Must now contest from the party.
    They are true supporters...

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  • RaAm, Kudla

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Such a Honest person...! If only the Central Congress leaders were as sane and honest as Janardhana Poojary _/\_
    We the people of Mangalore will never forget your contributions and integrity Sir...!

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  • smd_Udupi, Dubai/Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Pujarle, eyav mare, nana javaneregla onji chance korle.

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  • ISMAIL K PERINJE, PERINJE

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Poojari has two views on party he represent....He want modi to be there to eradicate corruptions and same time he want ticket to contest!!!He is ok with Ramanath rai.sorake or BKH but against MN.He is not consistent in his views that he want congress ticket and he want bjp modi to be there to check corruptions!!!Is corruptions came down? what is Rafael scandal?Govt papers say modi intervened in purchasing rafeal fighter jet on deliberated costly price! is it not corruptions?BJ poojaari completely lost sense in calling for a press meet on the issue of managlore MP seat. Very unfortunate sad to note him in that tone.

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  • Chandra, Surathkal

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    If Poojary talks for Congress then he is GOD and if he talks for Modi then he lost senses.............How?

    Please don't point out at him...........as he is the only one in congress in DK who is a straight forward guy without any corruption charges against him

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    ...every one including SC knows MODI can't be corrupted...i believe Modi intervened in negotiation , it was in counrty interest...you should know that RAFAEL negotited in 2007 now we are in 2019!!...last Jet fighters we purchased in 1970, while china left behind USA, Pakistan contineusly upgraded Airforce, they have produced hundreds of JF17 while our Tejas since 30 years in development & flying in youtube only...can we survive with vintage jets in the face china & pakistan!!...Munna bhai once said' “Wo bahar casualty me koi marne ki halat main raha to usko form bharna jaruri hai kya?”..deffinately not ..Modi did a bypass surgery to save Nation...Abhinandan would have come back immediate after shooting down F16 if had better Jet......no court no intellectuals no RTI activist will save our nation if china/pakis attacks...

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  • Udaykumar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    This time all people have to vote.the margin of winning will be very sleek.even single vote can make or break winnin

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Poojary stands a good chance on a BJP's Ticket ...

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    For your kind information, just a few minutes ago, one of the prominent congress leaders from Kerala, Mr. Tom Vadakkan joined BJP and he is expected to contest Trissur seat from BJP ....
    He has been very close aide of Sonia Gandhi and currently serving as secretary of AICC and also media spokesperson of the party ....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    I also said the same Thing ...

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    .....'There is no difficulty in eradicating corruption from the country if you have a clear vision. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also fighting to eradicate corruption. We need leaders like Modi,”....while meeting SONIA/RAHUL, JP should tell them this...

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  • MOHAN D.KUMAR, MANGALORE

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    That is"POOJARY" dumbu, I like it honest Janardhan Poojary

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    He is 81 years old.

    When will he have fulfillment in life if not till now ?

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    LOL! BJP won Both mangalore and Udupi before naming its contestants!

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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    6 time lost still looking for one time.
    GOOD FOR BJP no need voting ,we can declare Wright away.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    u, janna should contest independently & congress will not give u ticket. may b dey will give u mangalore-bangalore railway ticket.

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  • Sampath, India

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Our JP is far better then your ID....

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  • SB, Mlore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Mr Nithin Poojary
    You are one true support er of Janardhan Poojary. Even I am ( but not the party he represents). There is no doubt on his integrity. At the same time , I guess we all know it doesn't matter who Congress will give ticket to in DK. Result is sealed already.

    What's your opinion on Janardhan Poojary s opinion on Modi ?

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

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Mr. Poojary, Mr. Sorake or Mr. Rai can give a close fight to Mr. Nalin Kumar. As BJP is favored to form the next government at the center, Mangalore likely to elect BJP candidate. Third time MP, from Mangalore Mr. Kateel will be in the next central cabinet.

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  • Krishna, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Nalin Kateel could have become a minister already but he left it to Anath Hegde for whatever the reason. Do you think he can handle ministry with his little knowledge of English and Hindi?

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  • Prasad M k, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Language will not be a problem for any politicians. Even the people who have no knowledge of politics (Sonia ) are surviving....

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  • Prasad M k, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    If Ivan gets the ticket also, he will not win. So far he didn't win any elections, even the madanthyar seat... He is an accidental MLC.,

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Poojary still believes his voice will be given any importance at Delhi level? Local or State level leaders have already side lined him. On what basis he believes konkani (non catholics) ppl r behind him? Khangress used to say BJP is stro g in coastal area because of konakanis /Shetty /Billava communities

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