Mangaluru, May 18: Incumbent Dakshina Kannada district Youth Congress president Mithun Rain has been reelected once again.
The enthusiastic leader polled 4,059 votes, defeating his rival Luqman Bantwal, by 583 votes. Only two candidates were in fray for the post of president. Luqman polled only 3,476 votes.
The police had stepped up security around counting centre in the city today in the wake of pre-poll clashes between the supporters of Rai and Luqman.
On May 11 Luqman had claimed that he was assaulted by the supporters of Rai in district Congress office in Mangaluru. However, Rai and his supporters had denied the charge.
Later, on May 15 the supporters of both leaders clashed in front of the Bantwal Congress office. The election was held on the following day.
Mithun Rai elected Dakshina Kannada Youth Congress chief