Mangaluru

‘Impact of sidelining Poojary will be known on Nov. 14’

Senior congress leader B. Janardhana Poojary

Senior congress leader B. Janardhana Poojary   | Photo Credit: H.S. Manjunath

‘There was dictatorship while issuing party ticket’

A former secretary of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) and former spokesperson of Dakshina Kannada Congress Committee Kallige Taranath Shetty said here on Friday that the impact of the Congress denying ticket to the followers of senior party leader B. Janardhan Poojary for the November 12 elections to the Mangaluru City Corporation council will be known on November 14 and thereafter.

Incidentally, the results of the elections will be announced on November 14.

Addressing presspersons here on Friday along with K. Vijaya Kumar Shetty, former party MLA, Mr. Taranath Shetty said that the former Mayor Purandaradasa Kuloor, hailing from Scheduled Castes, was denied ticket at the last minute which, he said, was at the behest of the former MLA and former district in-charge Minister B. Ramanath Rai.

Mr. Taranath Shetty said that Mr. Poojary and his views have been ignored even after he spoke to Congress in-charge of party affairs in Karnataka K.C. Venugopal on the matter pertaining to the selection of candidates for the council elections. “There was dictatorship while issuing party ticket,” he said.

He said that now the party should at least console the followers of Mr. Poojary who have been denied ticket.

Mr. Vijaya Kumar Shetty said that some of the leaders in the party have migrated from other parties and hence, they are not original Congress workers.

Both the leaders said that they will, however, work for the victory of the party candidates in the coming elections.

They exuded the confidence that the party will win the elections.

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