Dissidence in Karkala Congress; workers protest against Moily

Karkala: Since the businessman Uday Shetty Muniyalu was not given the party ticket for Karkala constituency for the upcoming assembly elections, several supporters of the businessman protested demanding that the party ticket be given to him. The irate supporters vented their anger against Congress leader Veerappa Moily and attempted to set fire to an effigy of the minister.

Congress party ticket for Karkala constituency has been given to Gopal Bhandary.

Many supporters of Muniyalu amassed at Kukkundur Circle, near Taluk office and shouted slogans against Congress veteran leader Veerappa Moily. They alleged that the denial of ticket to Uday Shetty Muniyalu was Moily's act.

They also threatened to not to work for the Congress during the election campaigning if the ticket is denied to Uday Shetty Muniyalu.

 Uday Shetty Muniyalu addressed his supporters and said that it was because of his supporters he had come forward to contest in the elections.

"As the party workers pressurized me to contest for the elections, I was an aspirant for the ticket. I don't have any greed to become an MLA" he said.

He said that he will work for the Congress if it chooses a winning candidate from Karkala constituency.

“Post elections, a representative from Karkala should be there in Siddaramiah’s government,” he added.

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