JP Hegde promises livelihood boost for fishermen and farmers

02:25 PM Apr 24, 2024 | Team Udayavani |

Jayaprakash Hegde, the Congress candidate for the Udupi-Chikkamagaluru Lok Sabha Constituency, pledged a significant focus on fisheries development and tourism enhancement during a campaign meeting held near the Sea Walk in Malpe on Tuesday.


Assuring the audience of his commitment to addressing the concerns of fishermen and farmers in the region, Hegde emphasized the importance of projects aimed at improving their livelihoods. He highlighted the potential for employment generation through the development of tourism along the beachfront.

During the gathering, Hegde urged voters to prioritize candidates based on their track record of delivering results rather than simply voting for party affiliations. He criticized the incumbent MP, Shobha Karandlaje, for what he deemed as a lack of significant achievements in the past decade.

Former minister Vinay Kumar Sorake echoed Hegde’s sentiments, highlighting Hegde’s contributions to the fishing community and his proactive approach to addressing local issues. Sorake criticized the previous administration for its alleged negligence of social welfare concerns.

Congress leader Tejaswini Gowda praised Hegde’s efforts in overseeing the development of coastal ports and initiatives to uplift marginalized communities. KPCC spokesperson Sudhir Kumar Murolli also expressed support for Hegde’s candidacy.


Prasadraj Kanchan, another Congress leader, credited Hegde for his instrumental role in the establishment of Udupi district, ensuring efficient governance and accessibility to government benefits for the people. Kanchan expressed confidence in Hegde’s ability to secure victory in the upcoming election.

District President Ashok Kumar Kodavur, Congress leaders Kishan Hegde Kolkebail, Divakara Kunder, Krishnamurthy Acharya, Prakyat Shetty, Harish Kini, Ganesh Nergi, Ramesh Tingalaya, Mahabala Kunder, Sandhya Tilakraj, Navinchandra, Keshav Kotyan, Manoj Karkera, Chandra Kodavur, and others were present. MA Gafoor extended a warm welcome. Satish Kodavoor hosted the program.


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