Mangaluru, May 15, 2018: All the Congress candidates from Dakshina Kannada district led by Bantwal candidate B Ramanatha Rai have filed their objection with the Returning Officer expressing doubts over EVMs. The development comes after the shocking defeat of all Congress candidates in Dakshina Kannada district except U T Khader from Mangaluru Constituency who has managed to retain his seat.
The Congress candidates who arrived at the counting centre at Bondel just a little while ago filed their objection. They have also decided to complain to the District Election Officer.
The Congress was confident of winning all eight seats but the results had turned all calculations wrong sending shockwaves in the Congress camp. The Congress candidates are expected to decide on their next course of action based on the decision of the election officer.
Ramanatha Rai was accompanied by J R Lobo, Moidin Bava and other party candidates.