In a controversial result, Congress leader Raksha Ramaiah has won the presidential election to the Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (KPYCC) despite ending up second in the race behind Mohammed Haris Nalapad, who was disqualified at the last minute.
Ramaiah, 34, is the son of former minister MR Seetharam. He secured 57,271 votes. Nalapad bagged 64,203 votes, but was disqualified owing to the infamous 2018 assault case, party sources said.
ಇದು ನನ್ನೊಬ್ಬನ ಗೆಲುವಲ್ಲ, ಇದು ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರ ಗೆಲುವು!ನಿಮ್ಮ ವಿಶ್ವಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕ ಗೆಲುವು! @IYCKarnataka ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಸ್ಥಾನದ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನನಗೆ ಮತ ನೀಡಿ ಹರಸಿದ ತಮಗೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.ಪಕ್ಷದ ನಾಯಕರ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನ,ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹ ನನಗಿಂದು ಜಬಾಬ್ದಾರಿ ನೀಡಿದೆ.ಜೊತೆಸೇರಿ ಮುನ್ನಡೆಯುವ ನನ್ನ ಹಂಬಲಕ್ಕೆ ಜೊತೆಯಾದ ಸರ್ವರಿಗೂ ವಂದನೆಗಳು. pic.twitter.com/3HSZlysmiP— MohammedHarisNalapad (@nalapad) February 4, 2021
Another presidential candidate Mithun Rai, who got 3,104 votes, was disqualified as he was over aged. The app-based Youth Congress presidential election was held on January 10, 11 and 12.
According to party sources, Ramaiah had Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah’s backing, whereas Nalapad had Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president DK Shivakumar on his side.
Student leader HS Manjunatha, with 18,137 votes, will be the KPYCC vice-president. UNI