Mangaluru, Apr 18: Dakshina Kannada, known as the district of intellectuals and an educational hub in south Indian, is being represented in the Parliament for past one decade by a rabble-rouser BJP leader who had quit formal education after Class 10.
The two-time MP Nalin Kumar Kateel is seeking re-election for the third term in 2019. There are a dozen other candidates in the fray. Following is the list of 13 candidates from Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha seat and their qualifications.
Nalin Kumar Kateel (52): BJP | Class 10
Mithun M Rai (34): Congress | BBA
Mohammed Eliyas (57): SDPI | PUC
S Sathish Saliyan (53): BSP | PUC
Supreeth Kumar Poojary (43): Hindustan Janta Party | Class 10
Vijay Shreenivas C (47): Uttama Prajaakeeya Party | Class 8
Abdul Hameed (42): Independent | Class 5
Alexander (61): Independent | B.Com
H Suresh Poojary (47): Independent Bat | Class 5
Venkatesh Bende (47): Independent | BA
Maxim Pinto (53): Independent | Class 10
Deepak Rajesh Coelho (43): Independent | PUC
Mohammed Khalid (46): Independent |Illiterate
LS polls 2019: 1 illiterate, 6 school dropouts among 13 MP candidates from Dakshina Kannada