Mangaluru: A local senior BJP leader passed away after he took ill following his party's loss in Ullal constituency in the recent assembly elections. The deceased is Devappa Kulal (60), an RSS and BJP leader of Naringana. He breathed his last after battling for life for several days in hospital.
On May 15, the day of the counting for assembly elections, Devappa received news on phone that BJP candidate from Mangaluru (Ullal) constituency Santosh Rai Boliyar had lost to Congress' U T Khader.
A condolence meet was held at Montepadavau for Devappa on Sunday during which local party leaders, workers and well-wishers paid their last respects.