Udupi: Congress feels it could have made a match of Shobha Karandlaje


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, May 25: Pramod Madhwaraj had been unexpectedly chosen as a JD(S) candidate for Udupi-Chikkamagaluru Lok Sabha constituency at the last minute. He was a member of Congress party and hence had to cross over to JD(S) before filing his nomination papers. His selection had given rise to lot of expectations, surprise, confusion, criticism and anger. He has faced a drubbing at the hustings and now there is curiosity among the Congress and JD(S) activists and also the general public about his next move.

Congress leaders have been expressing the opinion that their own candidate, if fielded in place of the one from the JD(S), would have at least mustered votes which would have been closer to what Shobha got. There is a general feeling that Congress will not dump Pramod Madhwaraj. At the same time, there is also a feeling that he may stay put in the JD(S) if he gets a post of high responsibility. He might also choose to stay in the Congress and continue to have good rapport with both chief minister, Kumaraswamy, and JD(S) national president, H D Deve Gowda. There are chances of others opposing his re-induction into the Congress.


Shobha Karandlaje and Pramod Madhwaraj

Pramod, in spite of having been elected for the first time as MLA in 2013, had been rewarded with a ministry in Siddaramaiah's cabinet. He is a strongman of the Congress but during the last year's assembly election, there were rumours of him joining the BJP and certain statements made him also had fuelled this speculation. He fought as a Congress candidate and was defeated with a margin of 12,000 votes. In the Lok Sabha election, the margin of defeat was 47,000 within the Udupi assembly constituency segment. It is difficult to assess at this point whether his stature in the Congress was different or he lost his charisma in the bargain.

Pramod has now been a leader of both the parties. When he was floored in last year's election, he had said that in spite of doing lot of development works, he was defeated because of Modi wave. This time around, he said that the BJP wave had drowned him. JD(S) leaders had indicated before the result that they are ready to give him a position of high responsibility. But that party's condition in Karnataka is unenviable now.

Congress leaders continue to fume against the party leadership for having allotted Udupi-Chikkamagaluru Lok Sabha constituency to the JD(S). AICC member, Amrith Shenoy, had revolted against the party and entered the election fray as an independent candidate. Many feel that those who are staunch Congress fans might have dithered from supporting the JD(S).

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  • Dr. Shankar Narayan, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    With inefficient President, secretary and Italian owner, Congress can never become Ruling party. Congress has to select a non-Nehru clan to be the president.
    After Rahul resigned from Post why his resignation was not accepted. All Congie dongie drama.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Dr. Shankar Narayan, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi
    Many winners in BJP are still wondering how they won in spite of Zero Performance ...

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    True Pramod would have brought more development being in opposition than the winning candidate. Same applies to Mithun too. Ultimately DK is loser because of unfortunately religion agenda!

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Ronald,

    I personally know, Pramod is a honest person and does not deserve defeat....

    But only common factor of ALL CONgress politicians from Kashmir to Kanyakumari is 'COMMISSION CULTURE'....including your hot favourites Sorake and Rai....These people join politics to make a quick buck....development they bring ( as you rightly say) because higher the amount of project ...more will be the commission by default...

    Unfortunately when Pramod stand with such people...he get punished ...which is SAD collateral damage....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.
    Commission agent or profit share. Rafael deal is the classic example. 126 Rafaeel to 42 for same money. What it is called. Commission agent or profit share.

    Truth is truth, in spite of, the entire world says it is lies and vice versa.

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Sun, May 26 2019

    People voted for saffron colour and it is only their interest.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Rs. 19,650 Crores were wasted by procuring VVPAT which was never used.
    We can incorporate an Audit Trail Module in our existing EVM's.
    I am willing to Help ...

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  • RaAm, Kudla

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Still, Only Modi will win

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  • Peacelover, India

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Can u please List shoba's contribution to UDUPI constitiuency?
    Still she won, terror accused Pragya, absconding rape accused without any campaign won with 1 lac votes. If people choose criminals to rule us, what is their fault.
    Gaurakshaks back in action, we deserve it.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    RaAm, Kudla
    Can we ask EC to count VVPAT votes of Narendra Modi & Rahul Gandhi ...

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    @RaAm, Kudla
    Agree with you that modi will win,, and it doesn't matter of winning modi or bjp/Congress...
    but what is the problem of counting VVPAT.... , if they are not counting the VVPAT then why they have been introduced ...?!!!

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  • jr, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    IT IS NOT NEW LOKASABHA ELECTIONS ARE FOUGHT ON PARTY LEADERSHIP FROM THE PAST SEVERAL DECADES AND TO SOME EXTENT RELIGION ALSO WORKS.
    BUT BJP HAS COME UP LIKE LADDER STEPS IN SPITE OF NAME SAKE SECULAR CREDENTIALS BY THE PARTIES TO PLEASE MINORITIES AT THE COST OF MAJORITIES.
    MODI IS RIGHT CHOICE OF BJP FOR PM POST UNLIKE FAMILY IS LEADING THE OTHER PARTIES SHOWS THERE IS NO DEMOCRACY AS SUCH.
    BJP IS THE ONLY PARTY WHERE NO INHERITANCE BY FAMILY MEMBERS.

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  • SKM, MANGALORE

    Sat, May 25 2019

    My Dear Friend "Minority appeasement" is the word coined to develop hateredness and to win election! Tell me what are the minority appeasements. Are poor minority people getting freed food from any party or government? If there is such minority appeasement there would not have been such misery for common minority people. If you see the overall Indian data major minority muslims in India are backward economically educationally and in many fields.

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  • SK, MANGALORE

    Sat, May 25 2019

    All these people were facing defeat until Phulwama attack. The terrorists killing Indian soldiers changed the scenario and the Indian army attack on Pakistan and taking the credit by Mr. Modi and company by manifolds created an hype that only Modi can face and challenge anyone. All burning problems like price raise, farmers situation, unemployment, jobless, economic deterioration all forgot by people. All Tom Dick Harry who contested in BJP ticket won!!!

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Greed for power drowned Pramod....Pramod as should not have fought with JDS symbol.....it was such a error of judgement.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    We challenge Shobha Karandlaje to win using Ballot Paper ...

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    He entered the fray as a coalition candidate with "Halu Jenu" mix. But in Udupi JDS was mostly non existent and as he contested in JDS symbol it became worse.

    Even it was difficult to win with Cong symbol as the margin was around record 3.5 lac votes.

    Probably Modi wave has taken BJP to ultimate height in Karnataka MP elections.

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  • RK, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    In Udupi and Mangalore Candidates will not matter. Because Voting Pattern completely Divided. We may accuse some groups for such division. But it is not completely correct. Both divided groups should own responsibility. Unless both identify their mistakes and come up with solution nothing will change near future. If we need quality, educated and performing MLA and MP's then be united.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Shobha and Kateel do not have the charisma of bagging votes themselves. But, they both got the votes because of something else.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Winner is EVM, and the loosers are Hindustani's...!!!!

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  • Nein, Mlore/Kpur/USA

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Madhwaraj's high margin of loss is due to contesting as JDS candidate. JDS is non existent in Udupi, when he contested under JDS it was only a question of margin.

    There is no synergy in JDS-INC alliance it simply helped BJP in the state. Had INC and JDS both contested separately they would have done much much better.

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    after result there will be IF BUT..why cant they apply mind before election...now they say Chowkidar chor was wrong slogan, damaged congress...but Rahul used it till end of election!! ..they say opposing asking evidnce of Surgicle strike was wrong but they did it with Balakot strike also!!...every leader from Kharge to Siddu arrogant....every one is leader no worker..there is no grass root workers in party to carry party message...only their pet media house like NDTV,QUINT,PRINT carried their news...but these media house did damage than any good due to their bad public reputaion no one believes them..

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  • BABUSHARAN, DADAR

    Sat, May 25 2019

    TWO (SHOBHA/KATEEL) WON ONLY BECAUSE OF MODHI HAVA IN KARNATAKA ..OTHERVISE THEY HAVE NO CAPACITY TO CONTEST ...AND YES BJP USING INNOCENT BILLAVAS

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  • Kushal Kumar, Honnappa Kudru

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Did janardhan poojaryji's advise not listen by billvas.

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  • JL, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 25 2019

    If Karandlaje contested from Congress ticket, she wolud have lost badly. Its the mindset not the candidate, fetches votes in modern trend in India..

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