Mangaluru: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) announced Tuesday that it would contest 100 seats in the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka.
SDPI state secretary Afsar Kodlipet announced that the first list of SDPI candidates has already been released.
The party is set to contest eight seats in the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.
Kodlipete criticized both the BJP government and the JD(S)-Congress government for their failure in the last five years.
He claimed that the BJP government was steeped in corruption and that a five percent commission was being sought for approval of projects and a 40 percent commission to pass bills.
Kodlipete also accused VHP leader Sharan Pumpwell of being involved in the murders of Muslims in the Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts since 2016.
He questioned why the state government was not taking action against Pumpwell’s reported speech and accused the BJP government of adopting a discriminatory approach towards cases involving the murder of Muslim youths.
The SDPI Udupi district president, Shahid Ali, and party candidate for the Kaup assembly segment, Hanif Muloor, were present during the announcement.