Hasha Moily not to appeal AICC

Moksha-Yug Access India Private Limited (MYA) Managing Director and CEO Harsha Moily, whose nomination for internal elections to elect the Lok Sabha Congress candidate to contest from Mangalore was rejected, has said that he will not appeal against the decision taken by AICC general secretary in-charge of the primaries. 

Speaking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, he said “I have no complaints. It is true that it was not the best start to a career in politics. I will back the party’s official nominee from the constituency and will also campaign for the person.” 

Asserting that he had not appealed against the decision by the AICC general secretary to reject his nomination, Moily said “I had sought clarifications. The non acceptance of my application is not the end of my political career, but has further inspired me to work hard for the party workers and the citizens of this constituency. I will continue to work in Mangalore constituency.  

The reason for non acceptance is stated as non satisfaction of the eligibility criteria. I firmly belive that I do qualify as a candidate under the third criteria mentioned in the candidate handbook which said “a person of standing in public service/social cause and who is not a member of any other political party.” 

He believes that his role as a  CEO of Moksha-Yug involved him in job creation and wealth creation for dairy farmers in rural India.

Similarly, his role as a trustee and secretary of Kisan Sabha Trust which is actively engaged in management of a charitable school for children from low income families in Karkala too is public service, and a social cause. It was this claim that AICC rejected. “Its now clear that AICC General Secretary in charge’s understanding and view on this criteria was different to me. I have accepted the decision and will move on in the interests of the Congress.” 

However, Harsha Moily said that providing arbitrary and discretionary power in the hands on one-individual (AICC general secretary in charge of the primaries) makes the process non-transparent and unfair. 

Harsha opined that this issue will have to be addressed and necessary correction be made for future primaries.   

Yettinahole project

On Yettinahole project, Moily said “chief minister Siddaramaiah has made it clear that this is a drinking water project and will not affect the people in Dakshina Kannada. But it will be useful to many. I have gone through the project report thoroughly, and I can assure that the people of Dakshina Kannada will not face any shortage of water.” 

“At the same time, the whole issue was blown out of proportion after I decided to contest for the Lok Sabha polls from the constituency. It has taken a political angle.” 

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