Mangaluru, Sept 24, 2023: Minister of Primary & Secondary Education, Madhu Bangarappa expressed his confidence that voters in the Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency will rally behind the Congress party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Bangarappa, who also serves as an observer for the DK Lok Sabha Constituency tasked with identifying potential winning candidates for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, emphasized that the election outcome in Dakshina Kannada would mark a pivotal shift in the nation’s political landscape.
Speaking at a gathering of Congress leaders convened at Congress Bhavana in Mangaluru to deliberate on the prospects of candidates from the constituency, Bangarappa remarked, "People are turning away from divisive politics and the emotive issues that have been exploited by the Opposition to secure victory over the years. The government’s initiatives have positively impacted the state’s populace, and this influence will be evident in the Lok Sabha election." He also disclosed plans to conduct a comprehensive survey to solicit input from party members, various organizations, and the general public.
During a press conference held prior to the meeting, Bangarappa conveyed, "The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has allotted us a 15-day window to identify viable candidates. We view this as a challenge and firmly believe that the people of Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency will extend their support to the Congress."
Bangarappa asserted that the Congress-led government has effectively responded to its adversaries through its guarantee program. Over the last 120 days in office, the government has introduced a series of assurance schemes. He stated, "Voters have sent a clear message to the BJP for disturbing communal harmony in the state and making unfounded accusations."
"Previously, the BJP succeeded by leveraging emotional issues in DK. However, they will face defeat in future elections on the same grounds. Distinguished leaders like Janardhan Poojary have secured victories in the past, and the Congress is poised to regain power," he concluded.