Cong to support Lok Shakthi candidate in Davanagere

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Bangalore, May 5 (UNI) Congress party will support the candidature of Lok Jan Shakti led by Ram Vilas Paswan in the May 16 Assembly elections to Davanagere seat, AICC General Secretary Prithviraj Chavan said today.

Talking to newsmen here, he said that since Congress could not field any candidate on 'B' form issue, the party has decided to support UPA coalition partner.

It may be recalled here that Mr Safiullah, who was given the B form by the Congress had handed over the document to another leader S S Mallikarjuna by striking off his name and writing the latter' following a violent protest for denial of ticket to the former minister.

However, the returning officer rejected the B form saying that the correction of name did not have attestation from competitive authority of the party.

In a loss of face, Congress had lost the seat even before polling took place.

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