Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD/MS)
Udupi, Mar 25: The first list of Congress candidates for the upcoming state assembly elections is released. Candidates are announced for the three constituencies of Udupi out of the total five. However, candidates for high profile constituencies of Udupi and Karkala are not yet finalized. This has created curiosity among the party workers and leaders.
Seven aspirants have filed application for candidature depositing Rs two lac. Some of them have even begun campaigning. According to sources, senior leaders of Congress are favouring a youth leader. It is said that only three out of the seven are left in the final race.
In Karkala, four aspirants have filed applications for Congress ticket. It is said that finalizing a candidate here has become hard for the party as it is a high profile constituency. The Congress, it is learnt, is interested in offering tickets to an entirely different candidate, other than the four, who have filed applications.
It is likely that for both Udupi and Karkala, Congress might announce candidates in the second or third list. In the first list, as expected Vinay Kumar Sorake is given ticket for Kaup constituency, while for Byndoor and Kundapur, Gopal Poojary and Dinesh Hegde Molahalli are selected as candidates. All of them have already started campaigning.