Fastest defection by Mr. Vasanth Salian

4:48 PM, Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Vasanth SalianMangalore : The moment Congress high command  denied the forthcoming assembly election ticket to Mr. Vasanth Salian from Kaup Constituency, he fielded his nomination as  official JDS Candidate of the same Constituency on Wednesday.

Mr.Vasanth Salian, a five time MLA and former fisheries minister could not digest the indignity meted out to him by Congress bigwigs. He has been denied ticket in favour of Mr. Vinaya  Kumar Sorake an out sider. No sooner he realized that he lost in the hunt for ticket, he contacted JDS State president Mr. Kumaraswamy over the telephone and got the ticket from JDS as the official candidate for the Kaup assembly constituency. Mr. Deviprasad Shetty president Udupi JDS announced that Mr. Salian has already joind JDS  and party high command has decided to field him in Kaup Constituency.

Mr.Vasanth Salian a long time Congress man and five times MLA has lost two elections to Mr. Lalaji Mendon  a BJP MLA. But the bitter competition for the Kaup assembly ticket between Mr. Salian and Mr. Sorake, the two Billava leaders will ultimately help BJP poll prospects in spite of Congress wave in the district. 



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