Mangaluru, Oct 22, 2017: Differences in the Congress camp in the district came to the fore just as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah arrived at the Mangaluru airport on October 22, Sunday.
Prior to the CM’s arrival two groups led by MLA Abhaychandra Jain and MLC Ivan D’Souza were waiting and vied with each other to move forward once the chief minister arrived.
Sources said the two leaders even had a verbal duel with each other. It is said District Youth Congress Chief Mithun Rai had accompanied Abhayachandra. Eyewitnesses said Abhayachandra tried to block the way of Ivan who was trying to approach the Chief Minister.
Here it is worth mentioning that both Mithun and Ivan are aspirants for a ticket from Moodbidri constituency. Of the two, Mithun is reportedly backed by Abhayachandra Jain.