2023 legislative assembly elections: Who will earn poll ticket in Udupi?

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS/HB)

Udupi, Jul 1: Karnataka legislative assembly elections are round the corner. All parties are doing the necessary preparations in order to attract the voters and retain the workers.

The coming legislative assembly elections of Udupi is ging to be a tough fight. Before Pramod Madhwaraj joined BJP, the selection of Congress candidate was in a confused state. Now the Congress has more clarity on its next move.

After Pramod Madhwaraj left the Congress, there are around 14 aspirants for the position of Candidature. The top leaders of the party have informed that the list is already sent to high command in Delhi.

Krishnamurthy Acharya

In the list of aspirants, the name that tops the list is that of Congress leader Krishnamurthy Acharya. A well-known personality in the district and actively involved in social service and religious work. He is working to earn the confidence of all people by working in various organizations.

U R Sabhapati

He is a veteran leader of the party. He is a former MLA too and has a very good rapport with local politicians to national level leaders. Though there were some issues in between, he has faithfully participated in all party activities.

Amrith Shenoy

Another leader in the race is Amrit Shenoy. He returned to Congress and is working actively in political and social sectors. Though he is an entrepreneur, has organizational abilities and the spirit to fight.

Bhujanga Shetty

Bhujanga Shetty, who used to work in frontline at Brahmavar legislative constituency, when Pramod Madhwaraj was the MLA of Udupi, has all the eligibilities to become an MLA. He is a faithful worker of the Congress party since many years. But as the party’s strength depleted in the constituency, he did not get the recognition he deserved. Earlier, his name was finalized for MLC. He has good rapport with the state Congress leaders.

Prasad Raj Kanchan

Kanchan is a youth Congress leader and has the abilities to be a MLA. He has already brought to the notice of senior leaders of the party that he is also an aspirant for the MLA candidature. He is also the son of senior Congress leader Sarala Kanchan hwo is well known in the state political circles.

Veronica Cornelio

A senior leader of the party, Veronica Cornelio is also in the race for the candidature. She works at the local level for the organization of the party. In addition to being an excellent orator, she is in the KPCC panel. There are no black marks in her political career. She has the capability to honestly shoulder any responsibility given to her.

Ashok Kumar Kodavoor

He is the present district president of Udupi Congress. He has also served as the president of Congress Seva Dal. He is a faithful senior leader of the party and an experienced politician. Ashok has good rapport with state and national level leaders. He is active in both politics and social service. He is an honest person who instils confidence among the workers that Congress still has hopes.

Dinesh Puthran

The senior party worker is Dinesh Puthran. He was the president of district Congress committee. During his college days, he was the president of NSUI too. He has served in auto rickshaw cooperative society also. He was the president of district campaign committee and has involved actively in both political and social service.

Diwakar Kundar

Another name that is heard in the Congress circles of Udupi for MLA candidature is Diwakar Kundar. he is an active party worker. He was the president of Kadekar gram panchayat also in addition to being former member of zilla panchayat. Dinesh was the former president of Block Congress committee. He has served as the president of Mogaveera Maha Mandala.

The rest of the aspirants from the Congress party for the position of MLA in Udupi constituency are faithful workers like Kishan Hegde Kolkebailu, Prakhyath Shetty, Udupi CMC opposition leader Ramesh Kanchan and Sathish Amin Padukere, who is actively involved in Mogaveera organization. If some are nominated by the party workers, others, themselves have expressed their willingness to contest on the party ticket.

Kishan Hegde Kolkebailu

Ramesh Kanchan

Prakhyath Shetty

Sathish Amin Padukere

KPCC has already done one round of secret survey in this regard. Once the elections are declared, more surveys will take place.

Is Udupi legislative constituency reserved for Mogaveeras?

The senior leaders of Congress party feel that Udupi legislative constituency reserved for Mogaveeras. If the fishermen community has to be given priority among the five legislative constituencies of the district, then it is Udupi. In other constituencies, the community of the candidate is already chosen.

On the whole, once Pramod Madhwaraj has left the party leaders are showing directly and indirectly their interest for the MLA candidature. If priority is given to Mogaveera community, the competition will be more as they have a big chunk of the voters. However, the Congress leaders have the experience that the calculations of senior leaders of the party may take any turn at the last moment.





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  • Nithyananda Beskoor, Udupi ,Dubai

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Out of the above aspirants , 7 are from Mogaveera community . Udupi constituency has a history of Mogaveera MLA's . I guess Ashok kodavoor may get the ticket this time because he is long time associated with congress. He has a good rapport with senior leaders.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    I wish Krishnamurty Acharya or Amrith Shenoy are capable of winning. Pramod may be a loser and back bencher this time.

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  • Simon D., Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Who are these people,? is the first question any Udupi citizen would ask. They are not grass root level workers that people identify. ONly Sabapathi is a little known here not for his work, but for being an ex JD and then jumping to Congress, Nothing else to boast off.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Amrit Shenoy or Krshmamoorthy are good candidates... People of Udupi know them... Young and relatively honest guys... Have compassionate relation with people...

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  • Anil, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Relatively?????? Ha ha

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  • ca girihkk, valencia/m'lore

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Waste of time..., by the way sitting MLA is doing a good job I believe (except Hijab issue)... may be he gets MP tkt & Shriman Pramodji gets BJP MLA tkt...

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  • HA SAYED, Udupi - Muscat - Oman

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Bring back JP Hegde

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  • Lenny Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Change is the new Mantra. AAP is the new order. In my view,' fight ' is out of the equation. Its just survival for these candidates. Not many in Udupi know them , including myself.

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  • B.S. Rai, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    I am from Udupi and can say there are many issues here. Apart from Mr. Sabapathi, I am not sure if any ones knows the others beyond their respective corporation wards. Mr. Sabapathi too has crossed his prime and current voters do not relate to what he says. He too has the tag of 'not original Congressi' . So in a nut shell . The 'tough fight' will be only for survival with AAP and other regional parties in the battle field now.

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  • Raj, Bengaluru

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    All these candidates are good for nothing. Most of then will loose thier deposit if they contest in the election.

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  • Stany, Karkala

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Please try best candidate from karkala constituency.

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  • Rajeev Shetty., Udupi.

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    We have lost all the hope on any of these jumbla/scandlers/corruption parties. THIS TIME WHOEVER STANDS FOR AAP, OUR VOTE GOES TO THEM.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Too many aspirants in big problem in Congress. If one guy wins Panchayat level election, in next 2-3 years, he becomes contender for MLA ticket! All the aspirants who fails to get ticket to contest, will try to defeat the official contender! But, in BJP, their high command decision is final. Whether their ticket aspirants likes or not, they have to accept party nominated contender!

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Jul 01 2022

    what is the point in getting a congress ticket when the most well known leader lost hope of winning from Congress...

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  • Prakash, Mangaladevi, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 01 2022

    If Veronica Cornelio gets ticket from Udupi constituency, then J R Lob or Ivan will lose the opportunity in M'lore

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  • Kumar, Mlore

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Good to see so many names has candidates...but wat r their educational qualification for the post do they have any graduate or atleast diploma certificate to prove their credibility...if they r eligible candidate theneven compounder who r working in doctors clinic for many yrs should have the permission to open his clinic...all uneducated politician r voted by educated voter ...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    Congress candidates are always well qualified in comparison to blujpigs...you compare anywhere in India....the chief general secy of bjpigs of india is hebbettu whistle ravi...state president is joker kateel

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  • Pacific Heights, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 01 2022

    All these ' leaders' do not have the draw of Pramod Madhwraj. Moreover they are not that able or famous for that matter. Only people in their locality may know thembut not whole of Udupi. Also AAP is in the fray , so its going to be tough luck. Sabapathi is a bit notable, but again he is party hopper from JD.

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  • Anil, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 02 2022

    It is a money game , the one who can get max money for the party will win !!!!

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  • maxim, kukude

    Fri, Jul 01 2022

    None of the above qualifies

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  • Hussein, Moodbidri

    Fri, Jul 01 2022

    Getting party ticket is mainly depended on unity among people of various communities. In coastal Karnataka few communities express their unity. Considering mass appealing capability, I think any one from the following 4 well known figures (1) U R Sabhapati (2) Amrith Shenoy (3) Bhujanga Shetty (4) Krishnamurthy Acharya, will get party ticket.

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