KUNDAPUR : Udupi District Minister Kota Srinivas Poojari has a regret-that he has not been granted the fisheries portfolio.
This was admitted by the minister himself while speaking to some of his close associates at the Narayana Guru Kalyana Mantap at Kundapur where he arrived for the first time after taking charge as minister. It seems the minister who has close rapport with fishermen and understands their problem is now unable to help the fishermen as he does not hold the fisheries portfolio.
Accepting a felicitation conferred on him, Kota Srinivas Poojari pointed out how scribes frequently asked his opinion about Halady. He said “Halady is a simple man who worked above party lines. I seek his blessings,” Poojari’s words received a thunderous applause from the audience.