Rebellion Erupts for Denying Ticket to Muniyalu Uday Shetty in Karkala
Karkala: After the Congress party on Sunday announced its list of candidates for 218 constituencies for the assembly elections. Rebellion has erupted in the Karkala constituency for the denial of ticket to Muniyal Uday Shetty.
In the Karkala Constituency, three aspirants were in the race for the ticket. Former MLA Gopal Bhandary, district Congress vice-president Muniyal Uday Shetty and former Chief Minister Veerappa Moily’s son Harsha Moily.
After the tweet row over the selection of candidates, Veerappa Moily clarified that his son Harsha Moily will not contest from Karkala for the assembly elections for the “sake of unity” of the ruling party. Later Former MLA Gopal Bhandary and district Congress vice-president Muniyal Uday Shetty were the two ticket aspirants in Karkala. The party workers demanded to give the ticket to Uday Kumar Shetty this time.
The Congress party on April 15, finalized the first list of candidates for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls and former MLA Gopal Bhandary succeeded to get the ticket from Karkala. Once the list of candidates was announced the supporters of Uday Shetty started to express their dissatisfaction and decided to protest for denying the ticket to Uday Shetty. Supporters of Uday Shetty have planned to protest on Monday in Karkala.
When Mangalorean.com contacted Muniyalu Uday Shetty, he said, “I am not disturbed for denying the ticket. I will take the decision after consulting with my supporters. There is an option to change the candidate until April 24 and I have hopes that the Congress party will give the ticket only to the winning candidate”.
Former MLA and official candidate of the party Gopal Bhandary said, “The party has given me another chance to contest from the Karkala Assembly constituency. Truth and efficiency have won. I will not give chance for any confusion in the party. I will take everyone into confidence. Last time I had lost the constituency with a minimum margin of votes and this time the Congress will surely win in Karkala”.