Congress candidates for Karkala, Udupi - Party leaders’ move creates curiosity

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD/MS)

Udupi, Mar 25: The first list of Congress candidates for the upcoming state assembly elections is released. Candidates are announced for the three constituencies of Udupi out of the total five. However, candidates for high profile constituencies of Udupi and Karkala are not yet finalized. This has created curiosity among the party workers and leaders.

Seven aspirants have filed application for candidature depositing Rs two lac. Some of them have even begun campaigning. According to sources, senior leaders of Congress are favouring a youth leader. It is said that only three out of the seven are left in the final race.


In Karkala, four aspirants have filed applications for Congress ticket. It is said that finalizing a candidate here has become hard for the party as it is a high profile constituency. The Congress, it is learnt, is interested in offering tickets to an entirely different candidate, other than the four, who have filed applications.

It is likely that for both Udupi and Karkala, Congress might announce candidates in the second or third list. In the first list, as expected Vinay Kumar Sorake is given ticket for Kaup constituency, while for Byndoor and Kundapur, Gopal Poojary and Dinesh Hegde Molahalli are selected as candidates. All of them have already started campaigning.








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  • Karen, Udupi/mumbai

    Sun, Mar 26 2023

    The strategy should be to give tickets to the grassroot persons, who can mobilize the locality. Merely giving to some noted names will not help. Those who are seen and known can make all the difference and hopefully, the KPCC will realize that this time. Sunil Kumar and Uday Shetty can both be given tickets in different constituencies, if they're capable. This strategy is extremely important to crack the polls.

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  • Arman, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 26 2023

    In karkala only one candidate can give any completion to Sri sunil kumar which Sri Uday shetty ….. No one else has a 0.1% chance . This time it’s not only one segment supporting Sri sunil kumar …. Minority youth is also supporting Sri Sunil kumar …. let anyways say any propaganda karkala has improved under sri sunil kumar .

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  • ravi, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 26 2023

    In whole of DK they will lose all seats

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