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Bengaluru: All political parties face shortage of winnable candidates


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Mar 15: Congress, BJP and JD (S) parties, which are busy making preparations to face the fast-approaching Lok Sabha elections, are facing shortage of able candidates who can swing the pendulum in their favour.

Suitable candidates are not available to contest in nearly 10 constituencies of the state. There are enough aspirants to contest in all the three major political parties of the state but candidates who can ensure victory for sure are not available.

While BJP and Congress are facing the issue in four constituencies each, JD (S) is not able to get suitable ones for two constituencies. BJP, which is hell bent on winning 22 seats out of the possible 28, is not getting the suitable candidate for the old Mysuru area. This issue is mainly present in constituencies where the sitting MPs are from either the Congress or JD (S).

BJP does not have able candidates in Bengaluru Rural, Hassan, Mandya and Chamarajanagar constituencies. So the party is waiting for the alliance of Congress and JD (S) to declare their candidates and then pull the rebels of Congress or JD (S) towards the party.

In Bengaluru Rural, BJP is not getting the proper candidate to contest against D K Suresh of the Congress. Though, Tulasi Munirajugowda, who contested the last Lok Sabha elections on BJP ticket from this constituency, is interested, the state BJP leaders are favouring former minister C P Yogeshwar. For the constituencies of Mandya and Hassan, BJP is waiting for the decisions of Sumalatha and former minister A Manju respectively. The responsibility of finding a suitable candidate for Chamarajanagara constituency is given to former central minister Srinivas Prasad.

Congress is facing shortage of winnable candidates in the constituencies of Dakshina Kannada, Bengaluru South, Davanagere and Koppal.

Compared to BJP and Congress, it seems JD (S) is more composed. Though, it is not happy that it did not get the Mysuru constituency, which was sought after by JD (S), and is given Uttara Kannada and Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, which it did not wish to field candidates, the party is satisfied to a large extent by the final outcome of seat sharing. In addition, the party is quiet as CM position is given to the party by Congress in the state assembly elections.

JD (S) has got Udupi-Chikkamagaluru and Uttara Kannada, which it did not wish. In these constituencies, Congress has more support than JD (S). So the party is trying to field able candidates. Though it was thought to field Jayaprakash Hegde, if he does not get ticket from BJP, he is not interested to contest as a JD (S) candidate. In the midst of all confusion, the name of former minister of Congress Vasanth Bangera is being heard to be the probable candidate. His meeting with former PM Deve Gowda has given rise to many speculations. However, Bangera has clarified that he met Deve Gowda for some other reason and not to seek candidature for Udupi-Chikkamagaluru constituency. Similarly, in Uttara Kannada, the name of Anand Asnotikar is being heard. 

Former central minister Margaret Alva and minister R V Deshpande had expressed their dissatisfaction on giving the Udupi-Chikkamagaluru constituency to JD (S). Home minister M B Patil has expressed his unhappiness with the party leaders for sacrificing Vijayapura constituency to JD (S).

Sitting MP of Tumakuru, Muddahanumegowda has met CLP president of parliament, Mallikarjun Kharge, with his supporters and has expressed his dissatisfaction. It is said that he has pressurized Kharge to retain the Tumakuru seat with Congress itself. K N Rajanna, Congress leaders, who has questioned the decision of the Congress party of giving the Tumakuru Lok Sabha constituency to JD (S) has threatened that he will contest as an independent candidate.

In Mandya, former MLA of Congress, Ramesh Bandisiddegowda is already campaigning in favour of Sumalatha Ambareesh, who is all set to contest as an independent candidate.

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    End of co-alition ruling. Ab Ke baad BJP sarkar.
    Jai Hind.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    No winnable candidates?
    That's because elected representative didn't work as per their election promises.
    Situation is worsening day by day. We hardly find sincere politicians today.
    Most of them give senseless speeches and entertain people. Works are also senseless.
    People for get why they voted their leader and get carried away by leaders irrelevant or hatred speeches. Real issues are forgotten and people become engrossed in unwanted issues. Everything is messed up.

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  • Charan, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    What happened to Priaynka Gandhi who was supposed to trash Modi in the elections and make Cong win in Majority and run the Govt ? because she looks like Indira Gandhi???

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  • B . J. Kaimal, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Besides Modi bashing on a scripted speech she has nothing to offer. Educated Indians do not buy the 'look alike of Indira Gandhi' gimmick anymore. Priyanka is stumped and back to the pavilion even before the match starts.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    educated doesn't like chai sellers & illiterate p.m.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Here rather than candidates many are known by Animal names...
    Pili/ Nalpi Pilli/ hebbuli/Ili/Nari
    Simha
    Gonkur Kappe/Saada Kappe
    Chirathe
    Mange/ ..Goobe...
    Cirlo Mando/ UChChu ..and all that..
    and some fish names..Disco, Taru ..Kurthel Boothai/Berake/Ade..Maarvai and all that...All inter-fighting types.
    yes ..No winning candidates...

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Thede Sankter in Marati Singde
    Mostu Nanji asa

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    rahulji ka sarkar chaiwala bekaar. chai, chai, kereng podi, pakoda, pakoda.....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Oh my goodness...! Kurthel Bhutay? Bhutaays very good source of vitamins and minerals especially full of calcium, omega 3 and iodine.. Langool sir predicts well according to astrology?? Langoolji, your assi

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  • Candle Light, Mangalore / Toronto Canada

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Please include Yetti, Denji, Surmai, Mugudu, Lepo, Kurchi, Bolnjir,

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Mar 16 2019

    To have yummy dishes prepared out of the above mentioned fish under the candle light dinner?? 😆

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Manglore District DK should given to young charming candidate Mithun Rai
    Udupi best choice Vinay Kumar Sorake
    Jumping frog should not given a chance again.
    Rest sajjige bajeel

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    rebels j.p., hegde, nalin, gujje gowda, nalin neer & coorg estate pistol shoba will contest independently if ticket 2 contest is deprived.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Losing candidates abound in all parties... That all know..

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  • Wilson DSouza, Moodbidri

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Thanks to smart voters who are keeping politicians on their toes, make them nervous and keep them guessing ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Change this to Honest Candidates ...

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  • Deepakraj, Mang/dxb

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Not a single honest among chors

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  • Sanjay, HEBRI

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    How can there be?😀😀

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Your Yeddy, Reddy & Chaddy are Innocent ...

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  • Sms, Kundapura

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    Really, Rafale chori making rounds.

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