Independent candidate retires from contest

UDUPI, APRIL 24. The general secretary of the Udupi Zilla Nagarika Samiti, Nityananda Volakad, who filed papers as an independent candidate for the Udupi Assembly Constituency, said on Saturday that he was retiring from the contest in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, K. Raghupati Bhat. He told presspersons here that he had joined the BJP.

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