Karkala, Feb 13 2018: MLC and observer for district Congress V S Ugrappa said that there are all signs of the Congress retaining power, with its inheritance of qualities of ethical and social justice in comparison with the BJP, which has its core in fascist agenda.
He said that the Congress is working out the probable candidates. Four Assembly constituencies in the district have candidates with unanimous support, while Karkala has three ticket aspirants who are supported by their followers.
Ugrappa said former MLA Gopal Bhandary, and Congress leaders Udaya Kumar Shetty and Harsha Moily are the ticket aspirants in Karkala. The matter will be reported to the High Command and the final selection will be decided by the High Command, the chief minister, the KPCCI president and veteran Congress leaders.
Udupi, Kundapur, Byndoor and Kaup constituencies will have Pramod Madhwaraj, Rakesh Malli, Gopal Poojary and Vinay Kumar Sorake as contenders respectively. The party has bright chances to bag all five constituencies, he added.
Stating that the Congress and the BJP are the main contenders in the forthcoming Assembly elections, Ugrappa said that in some areas of old Mysuru Karnataka, the JD(S) will pose rivalry. “Else, it is only a straight fight between the Congress and the BJP. Following the enormous support that AICC president Rahul Gandhi is receiving in his ongoing tour of North Karnataka, there seems no doubt left over a Congress victory in state,” he said.