Udaykumar Shetty, president of district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said on Saturday that the BJP would start a door-to-door campaign for the urban local bodies (ULBs) elections in Udupi district from Sunday.

Mr. Shetty told presspersons that the party believed that door-to-door campaigning was more effective than holding public meetings. But the party would hold conventions in Udupi, Kundapur, Karkala, and Saligrama, on February 28, in which State-level leaders of the party would participate.

He said that the BJP would not only retain the Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC), Kundapur Town Municipal Council (TMC), and Saligrama Town Panchayat, but also wrest the Karkala TMC from the Congress party this time. Of a total of 95 seats in all the ULBs of Udupi district, the BJP had won 59 seats in the last ULB elections in 2008.

The BJP had a strong base in the entire district. It controlled the zilla panchayat and all the three taluk panchayats.

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