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Shobha Karandlaje says ’no genuine BJP workers’ initiated campaign against her

Shobha Karandlaje says ’no genuine BJP workers’ initiated campaign against her

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Feb 24, 2024: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shobha Karandlaje on Saturday said that no genuine BJP workers have initiated a postcard campaign against her and it is only those members engaged in anti-party activities who have been opposing her candidacy.



"A few have joined the party to enjoy power. After enjoying all the benefits, they have returned to their old parties. It looks like the letter campaign was sponsored by someone," Karandlaje said and added that none of the genuine BJP workers were against her.

A few BJP workers had initiated a postcard campaign urging PM Narendra Modi and party national president J P Nadda not to field Karandlaje from Udupi-Chikkamagaluru and give priority to new face.

"Everyone aspires to be a candidate during elections. A common party worker also has the right to seek a ticket to contest the election. However, it is not right to engage in tarnishing images. The party high command and voters are taking note of it," said the minister.

"The development works initiated in Udupi- Chikkamagaluru constituency in the last 10 years are visible to everyone. Discussions should be held on the basis of development. The candidates should reach out to the voters based on the development works they have done," Karandlaje said.

’Do not believe in it’

BJP leader and ticket aspirant Pramod Madhwaraj said that he was not aware of the postcard campaign against Karandlaje. "I do not believe in such campaigns."

"I am an aspirant for the ticket from BJP to contest in Lok Sabha election. The party will take note of the party workers and leaders. A survey is also being carried out by the party. The parliamentary board will take a final decision on the ticket," Madhwaraj told mediapersons.

"If the party wishes to field a leader from the fishermen community, then I have asked the party to give me the opportunity. If I fail to get a ticket, I will work in favour of the party’s candidate. There is no question of leaving the party till my last breath," Madhwaraj clarified.

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

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