Mangalore, Jan 22 : Congress workers of the district have started pressurising the party MLAs and ministers from the district to persuade the high command to finalise the name of senior leader B Janardhana Poojary as the candidate from Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency
There is information that a delegation of most of Congress Corporators of Mangalore as well as party office bearers is planning to leave for Bangalore on Wednesday(today) to discuss the issue with the Chief Minister and urge him to finalise the name of Poojari.
A senior party leader has informed that there are over 100 Congressmen in the delegation. He also added that the delegation would apprise the Chief Minister of the hard works put in by Poojari for the cause of the party in the district and also his role in the victory of the Congress in the MCC elections.
It is learnt, around 20 corporators and several other party leaders and workers had met Mangalore South MLA JR Lobo on January 21, Tuesday and requested him to urge the high command to choose Poojari as the candidate. Sources said the party men would make similar appeals to all MLAs and ministers.