Rahul Gandhi seems to have become saviour for Mithun Rai. The young Congress leader who is aspiring to be MLA candidate from Moodbidri is facing hurdles as MLC Ivan D’Souza has dropped his hat in the ring and he reportedly had support of district in charge minister Ramanath Rai as well as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. But it seems Rahul Gandhi is in support of
Mithun. It is said Congress party this time has decided to allot at least 10 of its tickets to youngsters.
By sending a signal to the young citizens who have the capacity to tilt results of the election that it is giving prominence to them, the party wants to woo the votes from the younger generation in a big way. All India Congress Committee president, Rahul Gandhi, has directed state level observers of the party to see that young activists of the party are given a share when allotting tickets for the assembly election. He also has asked them to identify eligible youth and send a list thereof to the national leadership of the party.
All India Congress Committee secretary, Krishna Allavaru, discussed the matter with ticket aspirants from youth Congress and finalized ten names for being allotted party tickets. Krishna interviewed young aspirants of the party at a meeting held and asked them to describe their positive attributes which they think qualify them for the tickets.
He also collected certain documents which support their claims that they have a bright chance of winning the election if fielded. Krishna also collected information like the way the party organization was strengthened locally, caste calculations etc. After taking into consideration all the aspects, the names of around ten persons have been finalized, sources stated.
It is said that over 25 ticket aspirants took part in the interview. The party feels that in some pockets, young candidates can sway votes in their favour if fielded, as compared to old leaders with unsatisfactory track record.
Abhayachandra Jain, Moodbidri MLA, who was earlier requested by chief minister Siddaramaiah, to change his stand on not fighting the election again, has prevailed on the CM to agree to field Youth Congress district president Mithun Rai from his constituency this time.
With these news doing the round, we can say that Mithun Rai will easily be candidate of Moodbidri constituency on Congress ticket.