MANGALURU: Youth Congress general secretary of Dakshina Kannada Kiran Kumar Badleguttu and office-bearers of all assembly constituencies in the district on Tuesday resigned to their posts over denial of party ticket district Youth Congress president Mithun Rai.
Rai was a strong aspirant for Moodbidri constituency and had organised the party in the segment. Even sitting MLA K Abhayachandra Jain sometime ago had favoured Rai's candidature after announcing that he will not contest the election. However, Jain's announcement had led to a couple of persons threw their hat into the ring including MLC Ivan D'Souza and former mayor Kavita Sanil. Ultimately, the party chose to go with Jain.
Addressing a press meet, Kiran Kumar said the District Youth Congress office-bearers and workers were deeply pained by the party's decision to overlook Rai. He was orally assured Moodbidri ticket during several party events in the recent past, following which he had organised the party well. In view of ticket denial, he said the party workers are showing no interest to work for the party in the election.
Another Youth Congress leader Suhail Kandak maintained that they were not able to inform their decision to Mithun Rai as he was not available over phone ever since the ticket was announced.