Dharwad: Hubballi-Dharwad city district Congress president Altaf Hallur has said that he does not know about BJP leader Mohan Limbikai joining the Congress party.
Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Hallur said the party has given an open offer for the leaders of the other parties to join the Congress, but he does not know about Mohan Limbikai joining the Congress or seeking the Congress party ticket from Hubballi-Dharwad (West) constituency.
Those who want to join Congress should accept the party’s ideology and work for the party’s welfare for years before the party will reward them.But as of now, all the party ticket aspirants have come together to defeat MLA Arvind Bellad. “All the party ticket aspirants are united, and they all put together their efforts to defeat Bellad,” he said.
Deepak Chinchore and PH Niralkeri, party ticket aspirants, said there are 11 aspirants for this constituency, and all of them support the candidate chosen by the party’s high command.They would, however, object if the party gave preference to newcomers.
In the press conference, Mayur More, Sharanappa Kotagi, and Altaf Kiittur were present. Rumours are doing rounds that Mohan Limbikai and SI Chikkangoudar seeking Congress ticket to contest assembly elections from Hubballi-Dharwad (West) and Kundagol seat, respectively.