Karnataka Election LIVE: Congress Defends Nomination of Mehul Choksi


Defending the nomination of Mehul Choksi’s lawyer HS Chandramouli from Madikeri seat, the Congress had denied putting the ticket on hold. Addressing a press conference, party spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill instead questioned the Centre over the cash crunch at ATMs being reported from across the country. Speaking to CNN-News18, Chandramouli, too, said he hadn’t heard of his ticket being put on hold. Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa, who had penned an emotional Facebook post over being denied a ticket, had questioned how former party MP Jayaprakash Hegde was denied nomination after he lost out in the Lok Sabha battle but Chandramouli was allowed to contest even though he had lost an election. Kalappa had also hinted at ‘Chandramouli-Choksi’ connection. BJP social media head Amit Malviya had earlier in the day questioned Congress over the controversial nomination. Meanwhile, the BJP camp too has started witnessing dissent over ticket distribution with workers vandalising a party office in Tumkur.

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