30 July, 2021

Palm Fringed?

Get federal. The Congress has to revisit its strategy vis-a-vis potential allies if it wants to make a serious play for 2019.

The Congress president takes stock and tea during his yatra through Karnataka
Photograph by PTI
Palm Fringed?

How Congress Lost In Coastal Karnataka

BJP replaces Congress in 10 seats

  • Kumta
  • Byndoor
  • Udupi
  • Kapu
  • Bantval
  • Puttur
  • Belthangady
  • Moodabidri
  • Mangalore city north
  • Mangalore City South

BJP replaces independents in the following 3 seats

  • Karwar
  • Bhatkal
  • Kundapura

BJP retains the following 3 seats

  • Karkala
  • Sullia
  • Sirsi

Congress retains the following 3 seats

  • Mangalore
  • Yellapur
  • Haliyal


The promised second coming did not mat­­erialise in the end. Yes, the flock did not really desert ­Sid­daramaiah, the man from the shepherding ­Kuruba caste who learnt his alphabet by writing on sand. Seven lakh more Kannadigas...

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