Dis­sent out in open af­ter Cong an­nounces K’taka list

The Asian Age - - Nation -

A day af­ter the Congress re­leased a lisit of 218 can­di­dates, several as­pi­rants who did not make it to the rul­ing Congress list of can­di­dates for next month’s cru­cial elec­tions to the Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly vent their ire against top lead­ers with their sup­port­ers re­sort­ing to vi­o­lence in several districts on Mon­day.

Dis­ap­pointed work­ers were seen weep­ing in Haveri and Ko­lar districts, party work­ers ran­sacked the party of­fice in Mandya as one as­pi­rant, Ganiga Ravi Kumar, felt he was cheated by former min­is­ter M. H. Am­ba­reesh

af­ter promis­ing to make way for him ahead of polls this year. A sim­i­lar at­tack was wit­nessed in Chikka­m­a­galuru where sup­port­ers of Gay­athri Shan­the­gowda, who un­suc­cess­fully con­tested Assem­bly polls in 2013 dam­aged fur­ni­ture.

At Tip­tur in Tu­makuru district, a man al­legedly at­tempted im­mo­la­tion as he was up­set about de­nial of ticket to his leader K. Shadak­shari. Be­fore he could take the ex­treme step, other sup­port­ers and po­lice­men in­ter­vened and whisked him away. They, how­ever, blocked traf­fic and forced a shut- down in Tip­tur. Siruguppa town too wit­nessed a shut- down in the wake of the party deny­ing ticket to leg­is­la­tor B. M. Na­garaj. At Ne­la­man­gala, on the out­skirts of Ben­galuru, of sup­port­ers of An­jana­murthy blocked traf­fic on the na­tional high­way link­ing Ben­galuru with Pune as a mark of protest.


Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in­ter­acts with farm­ers in Ame­thi, his par­lia­men­tary con­stituency, on Mon­day.

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