Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Nov 24: A total of eight candidates have filed their nominations for the legislative council election being held from the local bodies’ constituency of Dakshina Kannada. On November 23, which happened to be the last day to file nominations, seven candidates filed their nominations.
Kota Srinivas Poojary of the BJP, Manjunath Bhandary of the Congress, Nitin Kumar of the BJP, Ismail Shafi of the Social Democratic Party of India, and independent candidates, Shashidhar M, Naveen Kumar Rai and Kaushik K Shetty filed nominations, said deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district, Dr Rajendra K V, who also happens to be the returning officer for the election, in a release.
Srinivas Poojary had filed two sets of nominations on November 20. On November 23, he filed another set of the nomination papers. Manjunath Bhandary too filed three sets of nominations while Kaushik D Shetty filed two sets. All the other candidates filed one set of nomination papers each.