Mangaluru, Apr 23, 2018: State Minister for Food and Civil Supplies who is the Congress candidate from Mangaluru constituency (erstwhile Ullal constituency) filed his nomination at the Mini Vidhana Saudha on April 23.
Speaking to reporters, Khader said he expects a healthy competition in his constituency. He also termed as baseless some reports that JD(S) candidate Ashraf was forced against contesting.
BJP candidate from Mangaluru constituency Santosh Kumar Boliyar also filed his nomination on Monday. He earlier visited Kadri Manjunatha Swami Temple and offered prayers.
Speaking on the occasion, Boliyar exuded confidence of winning and alleged that the representatives of the constituency so far have done nothing for the betterment of the place.