Udupi: ‘Will not seek favours to make me a minister' - Halady Srinivas Shetty

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Jul 30: Halady Srinivas Shetty, who has been elected from Kundapur assembly constituency for five times, continues to be immensely popular with his electorate. His honesty and sincerity have brought him closer to the people every time. "I will never plead with anyone to make me a minister. I do not want to be a minister just for the sake of hanging a board. If I am given a portfolio which enables me to help the people, I will accept it," he said. 

In an interview with a TV channel, he said that even though he was elected five times, he has never approached anyone with a request to make him a minister. "On one occasion, they told me that they had decided to make me a minister. After I reached the venue at their invitation, they insulted me by not giving the post," he recalled. 

He said that the people had cast their votes and made him and others their MLAs. Now it is the prerogative of the concerned to choose the ministers. "Lobbying for the posts, or going around leaders to reap benefits, are not my cup of tea. I can never bow before people and seek favours," he clarified. He also said that which department they will allot to him is also important and he will accept only those posts where he can use his discretion and help the people. He said if anyone gives him a box, he checks what is inside. If the thing given is of no use, he said, he leaves them behind, and added that he will follow the same principle in accepting the ministry. 

Shetty said that if he becomes a minister, he will not move around in government cars and will not accept escorts or gunmen. "I am not saying this out of arrogance. I am not afraid of anyone and I am always with the voters and party workers," he added. He said he takes things with a balanced mind and is never in any delusion and he does not get shocked at adverse developments. He admitted that while most in the government are affectionate towards him, some are not. 

Shetty however says that it would not be right for him to be made a minister as a representative of Bunt community, duly pointing out that he was never involved with any caste-based organizations since birth, and that people from all the communities have cast their votes for him.





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  • Mohammed Zeeshan, Kundapura/ Dubai

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    he is one of the most matured and honest people's representative in Karnataka, he has done immense work in his constituency ,one of the few representative who is guaranteed to win based on his work even in upcoming elections .sad part he is not part of any lobby , and widely hated by Managlore lobby because of his honest and down to earth approach , given an opportunity he could really make a difference in whatever portfolio he will handle . we wish him all the best and will wholeheartedly support in whatever endeavor he handles in future .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    I wonder why all this sudden Insecurity ...

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Seems this is a request of aspiration

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Ministerial berth in BJP will come only with the lobby of crony capitalists backing..., whoever tells whatever...,

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  • Sheikh, alkhobar

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    One of honest Secular MLA in comunal party

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Mr. Halady Srinivas Shetty is a unique person. He should be rewarded ministerial position.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Once BJP invited to venue promising him a Minister post and insulted without giving him minister post which pained his followers and he resigned from BJP MLA post immediately and re-contested as a independent candidate and showed his power as people friendly winning in breaking majority against BJP candidate, BJP should learn lesson from his own party people.

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Halady is the epitome if wat a politician shud be. Alas, we dont have many of such people. It is a shame that like minded people of every constituency cannot find even 1 such candidate among them and help him in winning election and make him work for the people. Public is only to be blamed for hero worshipping of the wrong candidate

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    To serve the people one need not become a minister.

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Who told you that ? If you don't have a public representative in the government, you might need to reach your home by a bullock cart or by walk 😎

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  • Ajja, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    I admire him because he believes in his strength and peoples strength. Hope CM will make him a minister after consulting with him. It will be good for Karnataka to have a minister with lots of wisdom.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    ‘Will not seek favours to make me a minister' - Halady Srinivas Shetty....Just keep your mouth shut till it is decided. BJP wants everybody to share and eat the money.....!!!!!????? You politicians may not agree but it is true according my view.

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  • Sangram sangam, KUNDPAUR

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    HALADY is not Minister candidate He is a King

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