‘Kateel will be candidate for Lok Sabha polls from DK’

The announcement by State BJP president B.Y. Vijayendra came as a surprise for many of the people who had gathered at the convention of party workers in Mangaluru

Updated - November 23, 2023 11:37 am IST

Published - November 23, 2023 12:58 am IST - MANGALURU

BJP State unit president B.Y. Vijayendra with Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP of Dakshina Kannada, at a party workers’ meeting in Mangaluru on November 22, 2023.

BJP State unit president B.Y. Vijayendra with Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP of Dakshina Kannada, at a party workers’ meeting in Mangaluru on November 22, 2023. | Photo Credit: H S MANJUNATH

Even before the BJP could finalise its candidates for the Lok Sabha elections as per its procedure, State president B.Y. Vijayendra said here on Wednesday that the incumbent MP Nalin Kumar Kateel will be the candidate from Dakshina Kannada.

In his address at the party workers’ convention at C.V. Nayak Hall in Mangaluru, Mr. Vijayendra asked the workers to take the Lok Sabha elections seriously. “Get Mr. Kateel elected (from Dakshina Kannada constituency) in the Lok Sabha elections and send him to Parliament for the fourth successive term,” Mr. Vijayendra said.

His announcement came as a surprise for many gathered at the convention. Hours after the convention, video clipping of his statement went viral on social media.

Earlier, in a press meet Mr. Vijayendra exuded confidence of the party winning all 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in the State. Asked whether the party has finalised the candidates, Mr. Vijayendra said there are some good incumbent MPs. Candidates will be announced by the party’s central parliamentary board, he said.

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