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Yogi, Kumaraswamy to attend political rallies in Mangaluru today

AJ Vinayak Mangaluru | Updated on March 05, 2018 Published on March 05, 2018

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Mangaluru is all set to witness hectic political campaigning on Tuesday with senior leaders of the BJP and the Janata Dal (Secular) addressing public meets in the city.

Though the dates are yet to be announced for the State Assembly elections, political activities are gaining momentum with rallies and public addresses in coastal Karnataka.

On Tuesday evening, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will deliver the valedictory address of BJP’s ‘Jana Suraksha Yatra’ in Mangaluru.

‘Jana Suraksha Yatra’ began from two places — Ankola in Uttara Kannada district and Kushalnagar in Kodagu district — on March 3.

The Ankola yatra covered Uttara Kannada and Udupi districts and the Kushalnagara one covered Kodagu district before entering Dakshina Kannada district. Various BJP leaders had conducted ‘paada yatras’ and addressed public programmes at various locations during these four days.

Coastal Karnataka

Meanwhile, former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy will address a ‘conclave of intellectuals’ and JD(S) workers during the day.

Kumaraswamy’s meeting with ‘intellectuals’ is aimed at eliciting their ideas for the development of coastal Karnataka. BM Farooq, JD(S) leader, said the people of coastal Karnataka have contributed a lot to the development of the country. The ideas and expertise from the conclave should be motivating factors for the development of coastal Karnataka, he said. Kumaraswamy will address the party workers later in the evening.

Senior Congress leader and State Forest Minister Ramanatha Rai has said the exact date of the visit of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi has not yet been finalised. Rahul is likely to visit the region after March 20.

Addressing media persons in Mangaluru on Monday, Rai said Sangh Parivar was the main reason for the violence in the region in the recent past.

Taking a dig at BJP for its ‘Jana Suraksha Yatra’, he alleged that those who are involved in the violence are taking out such yatras.

Stating that the people are being misled with such yatras, he said the leaders attending them deliver provocative speeches. He wondered if these leaders really want peace in the region.

Published on March 05, 2018
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