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Mangaluru: 'I am not disheartened by defeat' – Mithun Rai


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, May 25: “I am not totally disappointed by my loss in the Lok Sabha election. Just like night follows the day, victory is bound to follow defeat some day. Therefore, I will not lose heart at my defeat in Lok Sabha election,” said Congress candidate from Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency, Mithun Rai.

“I had put in efforts for the elections. I am grateful to the voters who voted in my favour and party leaders who supported me. Nobody else other than myself is responsible for this loss,” he said.

“I congratulate Nalin Kumar Kateel, who has been re-elected as an MP. Congress party activists and I will be with him in expediting projects in the region that have been stranded,” he said.

BJP has won in this constituency this time with a margin of 2.74 lac votes, which is the highest ever. The margin of victory last time was 1.43 lac. It is said that with the defeat of the party candidate, some leaders have begun to strike discordant notes. Party leaders say that MLAs from the district had evinced lot of interest in Rai's candidature, and had promised the leadership to ensure his victory. Although many in the party had an inkling of the impending defeat, no one thought that the margin of defeat would be so wide. As Nalin was repeatedly attacked on the issue of pending projects, it was thought that even if he wins, the margin would be decreased. The tirade launched by the party leaders on the issue of incomplete flyovers at Pumpwell and Thokkottu, highway problems, Vijaya Bank merger etc had been effectively tackled by the Congress. However, when the issue of allotting ticket came, dissident voices were heard. Lack of unity when it was needed the most and employment of old tactics when engaging in campaigning at the grass root level are said to have contributed to the pathetic performance of the party from this constituency.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, Mangalore, India

    Sun, May 26 2019

    I am staunch supporter of Congress. But your defeat was started not in 2019 but in 2018 during State election. Reasons well known .If you had worked selflessly during 2018 for the Congress party, you had great chance for 2019 winning election. 3 weeks was too less. One require minimum 2 years to work out the strategy, planning and execution, for which Congress party has not done any ground level strategy. Now get up from deep sleep and start building the party. Results will follow.

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  • AlwaystruthClara, Udupi

    Sun, May 26 2019

    The power of Hindutwa .. destroyed Mithuns waves 2 Mins silence for all the congress people who taught mithun rai will change Bjp winning trend in Dakshina kannada . Not only mithun rai , if any other congress national leaders would contest in DK then it wouldn't have any effect. Last month when Narendra Modi had been to Mangalore by looking at the massive crowd i said that Nalin Kumar kateel will win by a margin of 2.5 lacs it went more than that when I commented here that day many ppl disliked it ha ha it’s their wish true everyone has their own opinion, I commented based on reality grounds and not to troll congress party . Also even if Modi was not PM candidate than too Nalin Kumar would win but bit less margin coz of Hindu wall.Also Thanks to SDPI not for making fool but for getting around 50000 votes more than last time, if Congress party was really for minorities than why SDPI would get so many votes. Mithun better luck next time also that time try from ullal constituency as MLA but i am sure about congress victory there also coz SDPI will give very tough fight.

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Your own community made you loose no one else.

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  • AlwaystruthClara, Udupi

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Also your community people by making SDPI to contest.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Defeat is always a stepping stone for success. Keep your race on till you succeed.All the best.

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  • Sachidananda Shetty, Dubai/Mundkur

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Yes, Mithun…. You need to cope with the reality…. Made a good effort to face Navin Kumar Kateel…. But of course you are far away from his popularity for sure. But it shows your courage and big heart to accept the defeat in good spirit & with dignity too…. Most of the time people blame for something else after defeat but you are an exceptional to that matter

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  • Tania, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mithun, this is ur stepping stone to success. We are with you. There should be online voting system for NRI's as there are 31 million Indians staying abroad. It could make a difference I'm sure.

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  • diawakar, mangalore

    Mon, May 27 2019

    DON'T WORRY EVEN THOSE 31 MILLION WILL VOTE FOR BJP

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  • vikram Rao, Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    He is better than RAHUL Gandhi...

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  • Michael, Mangalore/US

    Sat, May 25 2019

    You should't either. One of the candidate had to lose. There was such strong BJP wave across the country that people who worked hard also lost from non BJP parties. Pramod Madhwaraj is one of them according to me.

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  • Sandy, Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Next time, try for BJP ticket.

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  • nelson, mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Hi, Mithun, as soon you were down ,didnt disappoint , but given public apology and it is given a emotional statement in whatsapp message made me PROUD OF YOU , I THINK THIS IS A GOOD CHANCE FOR YOUR NEXT VICTORY, WE ARE WITH YOU

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  • sandeep pelathadka, dubai

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Next Victory ! ha ha ha . This is MP election, not congress's internal election

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Sat, May 25 2019

    GRACE. India needs educated politicians and not chaiwalas.

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  • BH Balakrishna Pai, Mangaluru/Navimumbai

    Sun, May 26 2019

    India needs the Chaiwalla only,not educated illiterates like you , for another 10 years to straighten out the people like you.You have not learnt your bitter lessons , from the humiliating defeat the congress has had this time. People of the country want Modi , the humble chaiwalla only to lead the nation for another term. If you people dont mend your ways and learn , then again for another 5 years gone for your poor Chor Congress.

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  • Vaishak, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    You are still good and good amount of votes you received. Win and defeat are the part of any election. You will definitely win next time. Keep on serving the people.

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  • Chowkidar Chor Hai!, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    You are victorious, Mithun!

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Always Congress defeat Congress and not any sunami

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    .I would say Indians instructed congress to stand down and let the PM clean up Indian economic and face the Upcoming Economy.
    .

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    I would say Indians instructed congress to stand down and let the PM clean up Indian economic and face the Upcoming Economy.
    .

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Dear Mithun ,

    You were attempting for your first MP candidature.And we are glad you recieved 5 lakh + votes with 40%vote shares.Out of 40% ,25%was from secular hindus and rest minorities.from tgis if we subtract there are nearly 2 lakhs minorities in abroad,who didn't come for voting,while nalin supporters who are staunch followers many had come down for voting,this is the dedication they have towards their leader.

    So from this we come to know all n over INDIA congress supporters where not as staunch followers as BJP fellows,so we are equally responsible for tge failures,its not just RaGA or Mithun Rai.

    Kind advice to you ,go to every taluk of DK and build a good rapport in these 5 years ,you will surely win..
    BETTER LUCK NEXTTIME
    Jai ho

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    "Not totally disappointed" meaning you are Disappointed a little somewhere :) , its fine , Human nature my friend anyway you have the age the support,

    People of India are smart and hence given the PM one more generous opportunity by assuming the policies taken by the PM was an educated foresee to reap the benefits this tenure. 10 Lakhs educated Young Indians are available in the Job Market every Month and needs to be addressed. Statistics show that they voted for the PM. Hope the PM won’t let their vote go in vain.

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  • Krishna, Krishna

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mithun should try and win few Gram Panchayath election before contesting Parliament election.
    Parliament election is different from All college student election.

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  • CHRISTINE, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mithun can do well in all . He got more than 4 lac votes.

    Mithun go forward with positive mind. God bless you.

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  • Neha, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Dear Mithun.. People will soon realise their mistake.. we all wanted you for the development of our city.. looks like people are happy with uneducated fools.. so it's their loss not yours

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  • Allwyn Dsouza, Udyavara

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mithun Rai cannot be blamed for his defeat. Congress was not serious about winning this election. If they had been serious, they would have started working towards it right from the 2014 defeat, not less than 6 months before the elections.
    Mithun Rai's candidature was announced less than a month before the elections. Is that enough for a new candidate against a 2 time sitting MP?
    Also the infighting within the state government, the lack of support from the local congress leaders and some other reasons contributed significantly towards the defeat.
    If Congress is serious about their future, they need to start working now, otherwise be prepared to be wiped out.

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Haar se hi Jeeth hothi hai.. just wait for next time, you are Still young..

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mithun needs to understand language of politics. Only irresponsible statements win in politics as it will put the candidate in limelight in eyes of public...nobody wants to believe mature, logical, balanced statements . Be a firebrand politician and the public will love you. Look at Donald Trump...I hope u know what I am saying.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Sunil
    Your statement holds good for the winning candidate of wynaad too? And also Raibareli

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  • Mohan, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    I don't think Mithun Rai will get a ticket again.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    No doubt BJP won by thumping msjority. But this victory should go to Election Commission. Hope all uderstood.

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  • Neha, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    I agree

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  • diawakar, mangalore

    Mon, May 27 2019

    If that is the case, then credit goes to election commission for Rae barely and Wayanad seats too. As far as CONgress coming back to power at centre, JUST FORGET AND ONLY DREAM,

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    You have another 5 years to prove yourself.
    We don’t have to teach you, you know what, where n how to work.
    Again Don’t depend on seniors, be a shadow and win the crowd.
    Mangalore alone can’t win you votes , show your presence in Bantwal, Belthangady, Puttur, Sullia, Moodabidri, Kadaba talukas too.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Hope next election will adopt again baloot. But opposition party should start to initiate from now on. Not yet the last movement.

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  • Nayak, Udupi/Blore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mithun's next target mudabidre mla seat..

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  • Riyaz Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Forget about Mudabidre MLA seat...its already booked by Ivan d'souza

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  • Nayak, Udupi/Blore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    If Ivan gets mudabidre ticket it's waste. He can't win from there rather anywhere from Mangalore . Mithun can give a fight

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  • Mangaloren, Namma kudla

    Sat, May 25 2019

    MITHUN ANNA...THIS IS NOT LAST ELECTION...........WILL SEE NEXT TIME .......ALL THE BEST ........SINCERITY IS EVER LAST

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  • MOHAN D.KUMAR, MANGALORE

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Taake it easy Mithunji, our Prime Minister and BJP president Shah visited many times Kerala, Tamilnadu and Andra Pradesh for Election campaign still BJP win single seat in this 3 states.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mohan
    Don't forget BJP was just 2 seat in 1984. And see now in 2019 302 seats what per entage increase? Can you calculate?. Pappu party h ad 415 in the same 1984 and see now just 52.
    So BJP an wait another election to open their account in the said 3 States.
    By the way do you know in how many States Khangress scored big "zero" 22 states
    So BJP scoring 0in 3 and chaddiless scoring 0 in 22 states

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  • Avinash, Ksd/bluru

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Your pappu visited all States in India. What happened?

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  • SK, MANGALORE

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Best of luck for the next election. Dont be dejected as as all lost this type in some hype created. Next election will not be like this mass hysteria.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Brave Heart
    You are not loser
    EVM winner Nalin but we strongly feel in VVPT Mithun is winner
    Anyhow all the best

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  • Chowkidar Chor Hai!, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    You are a true human being and a through professional.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    We'll go back to Ballot Paper in 2024 ...

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Why cant do they count VVPAT ... !!!!
    if they are not agreeing to count ... then why they introduced .. VVPAT..
    Now all the parties should appeal to court .. that VVPAT has to be counted ...

    after counting ... if at all BJP has majority .. doesn't matter .. but count should happen any case... ....

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  • Vinaya Shenoy, Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Counted n no difference

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    All the best Mithun.... Dont get disheartened.... Failure is the stepping stone of success, and who knows it better than you.

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  • Steve Rosario, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    You are a hero Mithun Anna... We are Always with you...

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    M Rai....three easy recipes if you want to succeed

    1) Don't abuse Sangh. Criticize but don't abuse.
    2) Come out of DKS shadow.
    3) No appeasement politics

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  • Bob, Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Nice to see his professional and kind words. That shows the Education of this candidate and surely you get victory in the future.

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Failure is the stepping stone for success. This was your first election but it was big to start as it was Lok sabha election.

    Engage in constructive politics and look forward for success. Sometimes party will not matter if you build a connecting chord with the people.

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  • JL, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Good try dear Alloysian....You have to wait to win, till our society feels the need of educated people like you to run the nation and Im sure that time is not too far.. Best of luck. You have a good future in politics.. Wait in patience till The Time comes...

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  • Ivar, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 25 2019

    You shouldn't too.
    In future Congress requires young leaders like you when Rahul is ousted and a new leader takes over the party President ship ! Till then let Oscar, surjewala, antony, Diggy and venugopal be the leaders!!!

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    After Rahul, Priyanka's children will take over Congress, it is a private limited company ..... Outsider would never become its President, even if someone made to take over, he will not be continued even if after so many defeats and setbacks .....

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  • SUNNY DSOUZA, MARNIMIKATTE MANGALORE

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Sorry Sir we tried our best
    Not the end of world
    Defeat makes person stronger
    Continue your good work

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mature response from Mithun .... if he is assured of 2024 ticket, then he could start work towards it right from now .... Same as Smriti Irani did in Amethi, she has been working there with full strategy since 5 years ...

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  • Srinivas, Bangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mangalore has lost a very able n humble candidate Mithun Rai against modi wave. Ppl blindly voted for modi instead of candidate. He is the victim of party leadership.

    We hope at liest in this 5 years bjp will serve the country instead of keep on blameing gandhi family n opposition and concentrate on development work.

    Jai hind.

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  • Pradeep, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    All the best in advance Mr Mithun Rai for 2034

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  • James, Belman

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mithun Rai didn't lose. We the people of DK lost the battle electing a unworthy candidate.

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  • Kushal Kumar, Honnappa Kudru

    Sat, May 25 2019

    One would have visualised and confirmed at that moment itself crowd gathered from bajpe airport to nehru maidan...on visit of Shri Narendrabhai Modiji.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    We need to bring back ballot paper system for voting.

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  • INDIAN, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Hello Congress Supportes
    Good day to all!
    Firstly stop blaming EVMs. EVM's are tested,inspected and approved by all the parties prior to its utilization in the poll. EVMs were also used in recent state assemby elecions in rajastan, madhya pradesh and many other states where congress had taken the lead n formed the govt. Even in 2019 Lok sabha such as kerala tamil nadu punjab where congress have no issues in evm's.
    But wherever congress lost they have an issue in EVM's.
    Com on guys, Be mature and accept the defeat. Introspect where you failed in forming stratergy?. Or else if you want to keep blaming EVM's hereafter then people of this great nation are too intelligent, Dont be surprised that congress will not even give close fight to BJP in 2024 election either.
    Note :indian EVM systems which is used for largest democracy in the world. Based on its success rate, Developed nation are introducing the same globally.

    So Analyse, form new stratergy, Encourage new leaders,Highlight the core issue of the country and work hard to be a strong party with great vision

    PEACE LOVER -Jai Hind

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    He was literally contesting against Modi and not Nalin as many people casted their votes for Modi. Still polling over 5 lakh votes is quite an achievement in itself. Better luck next time Mithun.

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  • Anil Mangalore, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Mithun, you are definitely more capable than the winning candidate. If not this time, next time for sure.

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  • Vinaya Shenoy, Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Fairly disappointed with the results..I feel following measures will bring back golden era of Congress..

    1)Forget Ghatbanden..Contest on own..Congress is the only party that can garner votes and topple BJP.

    2)Keep Rahul as president..He has improved vastly...Bring on capable youngsters.

    3)Forget minority appeasement..Treat all as one...Primary reason for debacle in Karnataka is joining with JDS n minority appeasement by Siddaramaih..Forget Shaadi Bhagya any any other incentives which oppose others..

    4)Forget blaming only Modi....Just concentrate on failures of BJP..THERE ARE PLENTY

    Mark my words..If followed above,there will be major improvement in coming state results.

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  • Vincent D'Mello, Karkala

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Mr Shenoy,
    I agree with your statement

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  • diawakar, mangalore

    Mon, May 27 2019

    CONgress is finished, just wait for 2024 it will be 400 seats for BJP, and 2029 450+... so all my CONgress supporters here, yes you can see Mithun Rai winning and Rahul Gandhi as PM for sure but ONLY IN DREAMS, SO SWEET DREAMS TO ALL OF YOU, WATCH RAHUL TAKE OATH AS PM IN DREAMS AND MITHUN WINNING TOO.

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