Mangaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party issued an order appointing Capt. Ganesh Karnik as the election in-charge of the Dakshina Kannada district on Monday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Karnataka unit issued an order on Monday appointing election in-charges for all the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.

Karnik, who was also a former member of the Legislative Council, earlier served as the state spokesperson of the party. Currently, he is also holding the responsibility as the coordinator of the Non-Resident Indian Unit.

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The post was previously held by Legislative Council member Kota Shrinivas Poojari. The changes come in the backdrop of Poojari’s contest as a Lok Sabha candidate from the Udupi-Chikkamagaluru constituency.

In addition, senior leader Nithin Kumar has been appointed as the district election coordinator.

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Mangaluru: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has appointed Anwar Manila as the social media committee coordinator of the Dakshina Kannada District Non-Resident Indian (NRI) cell of the KPCC. The appointments were made through an order issued by KPCC President DK Shivakumar on Saturday.

In addition, the party has also appointed Vice President of non-resident Indians forum and All India Congress Committee’s Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) secretary in-charge Dr. Arati Krishna as the chairperson of the KPCC NRI Cell.

Anwar, a non-resident Kannadiga residing in Dubai for the past 18 years, has been an active member of the Congress party for a decade, particularly within its social media unit. He is also serving as the member of the social media unit of INCAS. In 2019, he served as a member of the publicity committee for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, attended by former AICC president Rahul Gandhi in the UAE.

Alongside, Anwar has also been actively serving in social, religious and educational fields and is also recognised by several non-resident Kannadiga organisations.