Udupi: Congress did not harm Madhwaraj but helped him grow – KPCC working president

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB/EP)

Udupi, May 11: “The Congress has provided the highest number of opportunities to Pramod Madhwaraj in a short period. He has left the party as an opportunist. The party has provided him positions from the Assembly till the government. He was never harmed by the party. He became a JD(S) candidate with the help from Congress. He was also made KPCC vice president recently. He has taken the hasty decision even though Congress gave him everything. Congress has not been unjust to him,” said KPCC working president Dhruvanarayan in the news conference held at Udupi Congress Bhavan on Wednesday May 11.

He further said, “I have seen his resignation. He had asked to give the position of block Congress president and district Congress chief secretary to his candidate. We have fulfilled his demand.

“It is not right for Pramod to speak about Congress after deserting the party. He has been respected everywhere. D K Shivakumar had huge faith in him in order to make Mogaveera community man to grow at state level. But he betrayed the party, making voters bow their heads in shame. We did not know her personal desires. Politics is not stagnant water. The party needs to be united and strengthened now.

“BJP is daydreaming of Congress-free Karnataka. BJP also has leaders who have come back from prison like in Congress. While you have several problems in your house, you do not have the moral right to speak about Congress. BJP is into politics by giving importance to religion. BJP has reduced the subsidy to SC/ST. It is misleading everyone by giving wrong figures.

“People had high hopes from the BJP. None of them are fulfilled. They have spoiled the peace in the state. They are highlighting Azaan and Halal to hide corruption. What is the problem of Bhajans in the temples? The age-old tradition should continue. Everybody should live like brothers,” he said.

‘Madhwaraj was not to be seen in the last three years’

“Madhwaraj did not attend any party programmes for the last three years,” said district Congress president Ashok Kumar Kodavoor reacting to Pramod Madhwaraj deserting the party.

“Our party activists and leaders have worked for him. The party has provided him with all the facilities. The party has worked for two of his generations. Should none of us come up? We have fulfilled all of his demands. Going away is his wish. Why is hurling baseless allegations now? He and his mother get a pension of Rs 60,000 because of the efforts of our activists. We spend on the party the amount that should be spent on our wives and children. I did not feel anything special after he left. I had spoken to him in the party framework when he contested as JD(S) candidate. Everybody should follow the party discipline,” he said.

“Many activists say that they are relieved now. Why did he not stand by people during the Corona pandemic? We have distributed the kits begging during lockdown,” he said.

Former minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, former MLA U R Sabhapathi, spokesperson Bhaskar Kidiyoor, Bipin Chandrapal Nakre, Prasad Kanchan, block Congress president Ramesh Kanchan, Dinaker Heroor, Veronica Cornelio, Harish Kini, Abid Ali, Kishan Hegde Kolkebail, B Narasimha Murthy, Prakhyat Shetty, Deepak Kotian and Annayya Sherigar were present.






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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, May 12 2022

    NaMo - Namage Mosa ! PraMo - Pratiyobbarigoo Mosa !

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Pramod realized eventually that he had no future in Bhaima Congress in DK.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Most/if not all the politicians are crooks. Those who are not corrupt will win the election but will never be elevated for higher posts Generally.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, May 11 2022

    He is out dated, not a politician, he is opportunist so better keep quite. Why simply the press meet??? Forget him.

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  • Avadootha, Iha

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Congress did harm him by helping him grow. Congress should have warned him and made him exercise and be fit!!

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  • Viraj, Oman

    Wed, May 11 2022

    I personally feel Mr.Pramod will not gain much by switching party. Most of the people speak he has totally ended his political career by this move. Also its a false claim by him that fishermen community will vote BJP since he has joined them.

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  • Gibbs, Udupi

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Congress helped the entire Madhwaraj family to grow Politically as well as Economically and the siblings used Congress party for Power and greed. This has caused many young leaders left Congress and joined other parties in the past! CONGRESS MUST ADOPT POLICY THROUGHOUT PAN INDIA ONE SEAT FOR ONE FAMILY MEMBER ONLY AND SUPPORT OTHER PARTY LEADERS TO GROW SO that all supporters feel comfortable and get opportunity to develop and remain in Congress party.

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  • Rakesh Pinto, Mangalore

    Wed, May 11 2022

    He is follower of bangarappa.. His nature like that .. When congress get power he will back..

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Bajpards are ready to buy 1 ltr petrol for Rs 200, Gas for Rs 2000, under BJP rule. But, dishonest congressmen joins BJP & steals the show !!!

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  • nitin, bangalore

    Wed, May 11 2022

    ನೊಣ ಮತ್ತು ಜೇನುನೊಣದ ಜಾತಿ ಒಂದೇ.ಆದರೆ ಗುಣ ಬೇರೆ. ಜೇನುನೊಣ ಜೇನು ಹುಡುಕಿದರೆ, ನೊಣ ಕೊಳಕುಹುಡುಕುತ್ತದೆ. ಅವರವರ ಯೋಗ್ಯತೆಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಂತೆ ಅವರವರ ವರ್ತನೆ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, May 11 2022

    He wanted more & more Money ...

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, May 12 2022

    Madhwaraj realized, he can not fight and win against BJPs 'Hate Politics'. Secondly, when election nearing, BJP target on his wealth accumulated & andh bhakths spread lot of fake news about him to defame him. So, its safe to him to be in BJP !

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, May 11 2022

    We cant bind one who wants to go let them go.When one wants to stay do something show your ability ,post will come automatic.Quitting the Party and speaking about it bad ,is not a good politicians quality.When he didnt attend meeting for three years where is the question of feeling congested.´?Money is main part of leaving and position without doing anything.

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  • Biju, Mangalore

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Pramod knew its 'Rumba Pramadam' for him, if he quits Congress and joins BJP.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, May 11 2022

    His requirement is power and prominence....if congress was in power and if he was in a prominent post, he would not have quit.... politicians are cattle in search of pastures.......

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  • myna, mysuru

    Wed, May 11 2022

    It's time for Aya Ram Gaya Ram season as elections approach. Madhwaraj has been a fair-weather friend. When he knows his bread is buttered elsewhere he flocks for his selfish gain. People have become a pawn in the hands of such untrustworthy politicians.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Congress time has come to merge with AAP and try to rejuvenate to build able and strong opposition to face BJP and save the Country falling further.

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  • Na Da Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, May 11 2022

    The Congress party before bashing Pramod should look into their own house. The party president was booking his Europe tickets as Congress lost 5-0 in the recent elections. President was later spotted in a night club. Top Cong stalwarts like Scindia have left and joined BJP and become ministers. There is no model State to boast off in the elections. Besides Modi bashing there is no other agenda. So what signals are these sending? to ordinary low rung leaders. Why should they martyr themselves ? Come on!

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  • Namith, kottara

    Wed, May 11 2022

    if he is not so important to ur party then y doing press conferences?? looks like you guys are panicked and have no idea whatsoever

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  • Sherif, Mangalore

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Pramod was already a noted Congress figure when Udupi heroine Chobakka joined BJP politics as an ordinary Karyakartha. Besides increase in weight Pramod is still where he is and Choba aunty is a now central minister. The elevation of Choba Aunty has proved fatal for the Congress as its leaders started comparing themselves and hoping party for greener pastures. Please note, many Congress cadres have registered for AAP. So more shock awaited in the coming days. Be mentally prepared for more shocks!

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  • Rajesh S, Udupi

    Wed, May 11 2022

    I hope you guys have seen the strong BJP critic, Ravish Kumars video. If not please see it asap . Its very clear where Congress is heading to in the current scenario. Its very obvious as well. So ambitious guys like Pramod will for sure look for a better future elsewhere. Not everyone is rich enough to contest elections , lose and then disappear abroad for 2 months balling around. Pramod is a tall leader and for sure will take away a big chunk of Congress with him. It will take time for Pramod to be replaced.

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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Well, like my friend told me just now.. In case of Pramoda the Congress did Pramada and are more than likely to suffer for it. Press conferences like these won't help.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Mangalore

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Changing is common ,winning is important. Congress should do the ground work and finalize a suitable candidate as soon as possible. We have seen in cricket only when a player perform better only then the team wins.When a star player scores 0 what's the use.

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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Congress did not harm Madhwaraj but helped him grow... FAT?? 🤔

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  • MHD, Kundapura

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Yes, he agreed that congress gave him everything. But in front of money… he was helpless. Secondly, he understood that congress won’t be coming in the next election.

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  • Sunil Pinto, dubai/udupi

    Wed, May 11 2022

    Inspite of Congress giving in to all of Pramod Madwaraj's demands for so many years, at the cost of fulfilling other dedicated party workers demands, he now has the audacity to say he felt suffocated in the party. He maybe a rich man, but he is an ungrateful fellow. Such type of characters will never be satisfied. Good riddance. Let us see how much breathing power he will get in BJP.

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  • Suhail, Mangalore

    Wed, May 11 2022

    'KPCC working president' is a very small role for an individual of Pramods stature. His presence was strong as a Congress leader of Udupi. The party expected him to be a chela to the likes of DKS, Ramanatha Rai etc. who would never give youngsters a chance even if they keep on losing for the next 20 years. So he jumped ship. When the likes of Scindia can jump and become ministers , why not Pramod?

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