‘More chances of Congress being victorious here this time’, says DKS in Mangaluru

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Feb 17: Deputy chief minister D K Shivakumar who is in the city to take part in the Congress convention on Saturday, expressed optimism about the potential for change in politics, highlighting the importance of adaptability and possibility. “Hence we are holding the convention this time in Mangaluru. There are more chances of us winning this time in this region,” he said.

He further said, “There is a need to address prevalent issues such as unemployment and business stagnation in coastal Karnataka.”

Shivakumar criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for what he deemed as inadequate development efforts in the region. He said that he plans to introduce innovative ideas and initiatives to stimulate economic growth and job creation if the Congress secures victory.

Regarding recent controversies, including the incident at St Gerosa School, Shivakumar assured that legal actions would be taken, asserting the supremacy of the law over political influence. 

Reacting to the appeasement charges, Shivakumar asked why can’t government not allocate even 1 per cent budget to Muslims.

“In 3.71 lac crore budget, only Rs 3,000 crore have been allocated to Muslims for the schools and development. Shouldn’t we allocate even 1 per cent to Muslims?” Shivakumar told media persons.

He said that BJP has a habit of making everything a political issue.

Karnataka government has allocated Rs 200 crore for the development of Christian community and Rs 100 crore for the protection and development of Waqf properties and has also made slew of announcements of release of grants to them.

On BJP and JD (S) planning to field a strong candidate against his brother, Shivakumar said that he is confident that people will not vote for their candidate.

“I had contested against former PM Deve Gowda in 1985 and 1990 elections. I have contested against H.D. Kumaraswamy also. When BJP and JD(S) had fielded Kumaraswamy’s wife Anita against me, I had won with a margin of 1.31 lac votes,” he said.

He said that the voters are with the Congress party and his brother Suresh is not a 'Delhi MP' but a ground level worker.

“The people have seen the difference between the governance between Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy and him. Let them field any candidate, people will make better judgment,” Shivakumar said.

In response to potential political challenges, Shivakumar welcomed competition in elections, stating that the voters' intelligence would determine the outcome. He highlighted the developmental progress in the constituency and announced the shortlisting of candidates for the upcoming Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha elections, pending a comprehensive survey.




With inputs from IANS





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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 18 2024

    But many people don't want education and development, They want uneducated leaders and hatred. They want development of Gujarat.

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  • Sikander Bakth, DxB

    Sat, Feb 17 2024

    Coastal Mangies and Udupi people will once again select people based on religion, hate & religious agenda. Whoever stands will definitely win, Congie people should not contest from here, dont waste your time & money.

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Sat, Feb 17 2024

    I think DKS doesn't know that education has nothing to do with ingrained bigotry and hate

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 17 2024

    Most of the people waiting for BJP Candidates list , but Congress votes are not for candidates, but to the policy of the party.

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  • Harish, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 17 2024

    DK S sab. Please don't say that Our public font know . All sndh baths. Even if Our Feku farts that is considered ar holy. & good shakun. Even if Amith shah & Ambani exports Beef that is holy

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Feb 17 2024

    i will not agree with you bande sir on this point...i have already written that you people should work only in 26 lok sabha constituencies leaving aside dk and udupi...as here even if a cow or dog stands for blue j pigs party the people will vote...you must be aware of this...dont waste time and resources and dont release more funds to these districts also...

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  • Sanju, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 17 2024

    Is it so now onwards Congress's main party office to Karnataka as in North Indian States Congress is zero. Indication seems to make South India a different country according to your brother. Hope so our relaunch pad Yuvraaj will be PM a last wish of his mother. Otherwise atma badakati rehegee up above Raebareki to Amethi to Waynaad.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 17 2024

    DKshe should contest from DK if chances of Congress winning are better.

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  • Nitin, Udupi

    Sat, Feb 17 2024

    Before giving any statement atleast check first whether ED are in backyard. By the way any idea when you are going to be a CM..

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  • Somnath Salian, Kulur

    Sat, Feb 17 2024

    Zero chances. , whatever DKS may think or say! A Zero MP like the current one will sail to victory because people vote based on religion and hatred, not development. He has nothing to show for development, only propagating hatred. A day will come when people will realise their mistake, I only hope it's not too late then!

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