Know who is winning the Udupi seat from where the Hijab controversy started in Karnataka?
Know who is winning the Udupi seat from where the Hijab controversy started in Karnataka?

Bangalore: The picture of the results of the Karnataka assembly elections is becoming increasingly clear. Demolishing the strong fort of BJP, Congress seems to be getting majority. Many veteran Congress leaders are leading on their seats. At the same time, 5 big leaders who were ministers in the Basavaraj Bommai government have lost their seats. Udupi's name is also included in the hot seats of the state. There was a lot of ruckus on the hijab controversy here, when the class 12 girl students wearing hijab were not allowed to appear in the board exams. 

As per reports, the Udupi seat in the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023 is the main contest between BJP and Congress candidates. However, here the BJP is leading with a huge margin over the Congress. BJP had given ticket to Yashpal Suvarna on this seat. Yashpal was the poster boy of BJP in the movement against hijab. He is leading over his nearest rival and Congress candidate Prasadraj Kanchan. According to Election Commission of India data, BJP candidate Yashpal Suvarna has got around 64196 votes. In second place is Prasajraj Kanchan of INC, who has got 44645 votes so far. 

Burqa controversy started from Udupi:-

This matter started from October 2021, when some girl students of a PU college started demanding to wear hijab. After this the matter was suppressed, but on December 31, 2021, 6 girl students wearing hijab were barred from entering the class at Government PU College, Udupi, after which demonstrations started outside the college and the matter came into the limelight. This matter had reached the High Court, when the High Court upheld the hijab ban, the girl students reached the Supreme Court. However, the Supreme Court also upheld the hijab ban in a fragmented judgment and advocated the wearing of uniforms in school-college, but the Muslim side challenged this decision of the Supreme Court and demanded a reconsideration. The matter which is still in court. Although the Congress had favored wearing the hijab, it is now believed that after the formation of the government, the Congress will approve the hijab. 

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