‘BJP denying ticket to Palemar, an insult to BCs’

‘BJP denying ticket to Palemar, an insult to BCs’

Former minister Krishna J Palemar. File Photo

The denial of ticket to former minister Krishna J Palemar is not just an insult, but a case of cheating by the BJP to the people belonging to backward class, said Karnataka Rajya Kshatriyara Okkoota president J Krishnananda Rao.

Addressing reporters here on Thursday, he said that the party would feel the impact of denying a ticket to Palemar on May 15.

Stating that Palemar was successful in preventing any communal violence during his tenure as MLA, he said that the Okkoota has resolved to boycott the elections.

Noting that the BJP had assured Palemar a seat and advised him to gear up for the elections, Rao said that some other candidate was given the ‘B’ form in the last minute.

‘Vote for secular govt’

The contribution of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for Ahinda and poor is significant and hence, the voters should re-elect the Congress government,  Ahinda Janachaluvali Dakshina Kannada district president Vasudeva Boloor said.

Addressing reporters here on Thursday, Boloor said that the Congress government has upheld the secular tradition of the state through schemes benefitting people from backward communities and has helped in building a hunger-free Karnataka.

‘Vote for MEP’

“Citizens should vote for MEP to put an end to atrocities on poor and women,” said Mangaluru North assembly constituency candidate P M Ahmed.

Addressing media persons after releasing the party manifesto here on Thursday, he said that if MEP comes to power in the state, the party would ensure construction of a 125-beded government hospital, recruitment of sufficient teachers for primary schools and jobs to unemployed youth among others.

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