Molkalmur MLA's supporters hold protest march in Ballari

Molkalmur MLA's supporters hold protest march in Ballari

The BJP seems to have landed in trouble by announcing the name of its Ballari Lok Sabha member B Sriramulu as candidate for the Molkalmur (ST reserved) seat in Chitradurga district.

Members of the Myasabeda tribe, to which the sitting Molkalmur legislator S Thippeswamy belongs, have upped the ante against the party over its decision to field Sriramulu, who belongs to the Oorubeda tribe.

Hundreds of people belonging to the community took out a march in the city, in protest against the decision. The community members are of the opinion that the Myasabeda tribe has had less opportunities and so, Thippeswamy should be given the ticket.

The Myasabeda tribe is concentrated in Ballari, Kudligi, Sandur taluks of Ballari district besides Chitradurga, Challakere, Molkalmur taluks in Chitradurga district and Jagalur taluk in Davangere district.

Molkalmur has the highest population of the community among these, said Shivakumar Malagi, a community leader.

The Myasabeda tribe members have threatened to ensure Sriramulu's defeat if he contests from Molkalmur. The protestors' attempt to march to Sriramulu's house was foiled by the police.

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