Mangaluru, Apr 21, 2018: Dissidence seems to be rocking the BJP in Mangaluru soon after the announcement of candidates for Mangaluru, Mangaluru South and Mangaluru North.
Former MLA and former minister J Krishna Palemar who was one of the aspirants from Mangaluru North, a constituency which he had once represented seems to be utterly disappointed over the party decision to grant a ticket to Dr Bharath Shetty who will face the Congress candidate B A Moidin Bava.
Palemar has openly aired his resentment and has held Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel responsible for the same.
Speaking to reporters, he claimed that State BJP Chief Yeddyurappa had promised a ticket to him and alleged that he missed a ticket due to the ploy of a few.
Meanwhile, another ticket aspirant from Mangaluru North, Satyajith Suratkal too is disappointed and is reportedly contemplating to contest as an independent after discussions with his supporters.