Staff Correspondent

UDUPI: Pramod Madhwaraj resigned from the post of president of the Nagarjuna Virodhi Horata Samithi at the meeting of the samithi held in Uchila on Sunday.

Working president of the samithi Lakshman Shetty told The Hindu that Mr. Madhwaraj had resigned as he was hurt by the rumours reportedly being spread about him. The Dakshina Kannada Mogaveera Mahajana Sangha, of which he was president, had also questioned him on these rumours. However he had said he would continue supporting the samithi's struggle, Mr. Shetty said.

The samithi has decided to urge the Dakshina Kannada Mogaveera Mahajana Sangha to allow Mr. Pramod Madhwaraj to continue as samithi president. It will hold its next meeting on Thursday.