Mangaluru: Former MLA Abhayachandra Jain opined that Congress leaders should provide opportunities to youngsters to contest elections.
Addressing the media here on Friday July 2 he said, “It was a setback for Congress, which has repeatedly fielded old faces in elections. In the last elections, I suffered a crushing defeat in my constituency. I had already recommended Mithun Rai’s name since I realised I would not be able to win the elections.”
“Not allowing young leaders to contest elections has hit the party hard. In order to bounce back, Congress leaders should give the election tickets to hard-working youngsters which will lead to political changes and inspire youths,” he said.
The district Congress paid homage to legendry athlete Milkha Singh. Jain also asked the government to give more importance to sports in order to attract more athletes like Milkha Singh to the state. He also demanded the construction of a cricket stadium in Mangaluru.
Former Youth Congress president Mithun Rai, district Congress president Harish Kumar, Congress leaders Sahul Hameed, Prakash Salian, Lawrence, and others were present.