Udupi: KPCC did not give chance to express my opinion – JP Hegde

Udupi: “The KPCC should have given me a chance to express my opinion before initiating disciplinary action for contesting as an independent candidate in the upcoming MLC elections,” said Jayaprakash Hegde, former MP Udupi-Chikkamagaluru LS Constituency.

He was addressing mediapersons in Udupi on Monday, December 14, after he was removed from the party by the KPCC president.

Hegde said that he did not receive any official information on the disciplinary action. “KPCC president Dr G Parameshwar has given a statement in the media about it and this has pained me. Pratap Chandra Shetty had declared that he would not contest the elections. Yet, he was given the ticket.”

“I have not violated the party rules. I am not rebelling against the party, but contested the election for the party workers. I have not contested by violating the party norms and suppressing party values. While I contested for LS polls, even senior party leaders joined me for the campaign but Pratap Chandra Shetty did not even bothered to join the campaign. The party should initiate disciplinary action against him,” he added.


  1. Hegde definitely deserves better. He is a good leader , no place in congress for good people . He made a big mistake by joining congress party.

  2. Hegde won the MP election one time and lost one MP and 1 MLA as a contestant of congress party in the recent years.
    I have observed he is in continuous touch with the people and doing his job even though he is not in a power. I feel congress party is going to loose one of the very good leader in the coastal belt by taking a cheap decision.

    Dear Mr Hegde , I personally feel you should not join back to this party again in case if get a call. Stay away from the dirty people and dirty politics. You deserves definitely much better than this.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here