Kolar: Clashes broke out between two factions during the Board of Directors election of Kolar-Chikkaballapura Cooperative Milk Producers Societies Union Limited (KOCHIMUL). The police had to resort to lathi-charge to disperse the people, on Monday, May 13.
The clashes broke out between the supporters of the current president of KOCHIMUL and MLA K Y Nanjegowda and former MLA K S Manjunath Gowda.
The election was organized at Gokul College, where Nanjegowda and Manjunath Gowda's supporters had gathered outside the polling booth and had a verbal spat, which turned ugly with the supporters beating up one another. When the situation went out of control, the police force deployed as per security protocol, had no choice but to disperse the mob using lathi.
According to the reports, the situation has been brought under control, but tension continues.
Already, out of 13 Board of Directors 4 have being unanimously selected. The elections were held for rest of the nine places. There are 21 candidates in the race.
Malur MLA Nanjegowda is contesting as Congress party backed candidate, whereas A V Prasanna is supported by the Janata Dal (S), who is from former MLA Manjunath Gowda’s side.
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