Bengaluru, Feb 23, 2018: It has been reliably gathered that the Congress party has finalised the names of ten youth leaders of the party to be fielded for the upcoming Assembly elections. Significantly, one of the names is that of Dakshina Kannada District Youth Congress President Mithun Rai who is all likely to be fielded from Moodbidri, a constituency presently held by Abhayachandra Jain of the party.
It is said that Jain who has decided against contesting this time had succeeded in persuading Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to field Mithun Rai in his place.
AICC Secretary Krishna Allavaru has already held discussions with the ticket aspirants and had also elicited their views.
The other Congressmen whose names have been reportedly finalised are Swati Malagi - Hubballi-Dharwad (west), Geeta Rajanna – Turuvekere, Krishna Nayak Hoovina Hadagali, Amrutraj, Byregowda - T Dasarahalli, Vinod - Navalgunda, Basavanagowda Badarli - Sindhanur, Saumya Reddy – Jayanagar and Dr Yogeesh from Molakalmur.