Bengaluru: Council poll - Congress list delayed because of faction politics

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Nov 22: The selection of Congress party candidates for the council poll and release of the list are getting delayed. Even though leader of the opposition, Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D K Shivakumar, have prepared a list and handed it over to the party high command, it is said, there is delay in releasing the list because of the fact that senior party leaders continue to exert pressure seeking tickets to their supporters.

I some constituencies, the current legislators are hesitating from entering the fray whereas the party finds it hard to find capable candidates there. In some other constituencies, there are many aspirants and unanimous election has been found very difficult.

D K Shivakumar

Senior party leader and leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, is insistent on issuing ticket to current member Kondaiah, in Ballari constituency. K H Muniyappa and Rajya Sabha member L Hanumanthaiah, have been insisting on issuing ticket to Mundaragi Nagaraj, it is said. The tug-of-war between the left and right factions of the Dalit community are apparent.

The candidature of Anilkumar in Kolar is stoutly opposed nby local strongman and former union minister K H Muniyappa. Even though it was proposed to field former council chairman V R Sudarshan, there is hesitation as a strong candidate, if fielded by the JD(S), will have the potential to threaten his victory chances.

It is said that the JD(S) has planned to issue a ticket to Byalahalli Govinde Gowda as the party candidate if the Congress fails to field him from Kolar. List of candidates have not yet been announced in districts like Vijayapura, Mysuru, Dakshina Kannada and Dharwad districts. Even though the party had proposed to field KPCC working president Saleem Ahmed, the fact that there are multiple aspirants has become a stumbling block.

The delay in release of list is caused by the efforts of the leaders to appease the candidates and make a determined bid to find a unanimous candidate to avoid aggrieved party leaders from hopping to the JD (S) bandwagon.





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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Congress is in a self destructive mode. They have now the best chance to win but are destroying it by greed and infighting.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    And I thot everything is hunky-dory in State CONgress as DiKeShi said they'll win the Council Polls - all are together!!

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Full confusion over Commission. To top it all they all have suddenly become Imran Khan's cousins. Sin Sin Sin everywhere. If this is the state for Muncipal then think HAALATH, (state )during Assembly Election !

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    See the Part's position is like this. IF, suppose they set up a big exhibition to market some product... Right from flower stalls, to eateries stalls allocation to everything there will be factions ! Ultimately Commission Wins ! Got my point? Exhibitions and Muncipal Council elections they can't manage!, Assembly how?? Get my point again?? Now they have all suddenly become Imran' s little cousins !!! Again get it?? So with comedians new father... Full confusion...

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  • william, mangalore

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Commentary without any purpose.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    DKS eeee is last nail in the CONGRESS COFFIN !!

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    Today congress supporters and sympathizers are really confused who is the real head of the party in Karnataka.. Many believe that Siddu is for downtrodden and poor and DKS is for developments and for the business tycoons. At the center we have Rahul who occasionally appears in media and gives some statements... As far as Karnataka is concerned JDS is the best party to support as they reach all and work for all.............

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  • Karuna, Bengaluru

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    If you are related to Deve Gowda or Kumarswamy in any way than you will definately you will get the ticket, otherwise going rate varies from Rs 1 cr to 3 cr to get the B form. If you have the funds to keep Gowda family happy, you can definately aspire to be a member Appa, Maga and Mommakallu party .All the best

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