Udupi, Nov 23, 2015 : With the election to the State Legislative Council likely to be held shortly, The Congress and the BJP in the district were thinking in terms of fielding their sitting MLCs Pratapchandra Shetty and Kota Srinivas Poojary themselves. The two, if fielded would be seeking re-election from local bodies constituencies.
There are as many as 6800 voters in the constituency covering DK and Udupi districts and all local body elected representatives as well as MLAs and MPs have the right to vote.
It is also noteworthy that both the parties have enough membership for their candidates to emerge victorious.
If Kota Srinivas Poojary was willing to re-contest, Pratapchandra Shetty, it has been gathered, was initially unwilling but had to finally bow to the request of the party workers. It is said several Congress workers had also met former union Minister Oscar Fernandes at the Congress office here seeking to field Shetty himself.
The notification for the Legislative Council elections is likely to come up shortly as the terms of the existing MLCs will end on January 5.