CHIKMAGALUR: Protesting against regularisation of lands for private persons which were so far used for public utility, residents of Araluguppe and Kaimara have decided to boycott the upcoming Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha byelection.
One S Rajesha, who led the agitators, said that some persons encroached upon land and were harassing villagers. They have also and vandalised a house.
Meanwhile, the district unit of the State Physically Challenged and Village Rehabilitation Workers’ Federation has decided to stay away from bypoll.
Kuduvalli to Vote
The Kuduvalli Bhoo Horata Samiti, which had decided to boycott the LS bypoll, has announced its willingness to participate in elections following assurances from Opposition Leader in the Council Motamma, CM D V Sadananda Gowda and JD(S) candidate S L Bhoje Gowda.
DSS for Cong, CPM Backs JD(S)
The Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (Devanur Mahadeva faction) will support the Congress in the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha byelection, while the CPM announced its support to JD(S) candidate S L Bhoje Gowda.
‘Do Not Vote for BJP’
KPCC spokesperson V S Ugrappa, slamming the BJP, said here on Tuesday: “If BJP wins, it will be a certificate for their corruption. Only Congress can defeat the BJP.”
Sindhia Slams Cong
JD(S) leader PGR Sindhia averred that allies of the UPA are mulling over delinking their ties with the Congress, which may signal end of the Centre.