Belagavi: A one-side victory of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti’s candidate Sanjota Bandekar has not gone down well with people from different Kannada organisations. Blaming local MLAs, MPs and corporators of Kannada groups for the loss of Kannada corporators in mayoral polls, members of Karnataka Rakshna Vedike staged a protest in Belagavi after the polls.

Attributing the loss to pro-Kannada corporators and people’s representatives, the KRV activists said, several pro-Kannada corporators also supported MES candidates by indulging in `resort politics.

Recalling the way local MPs, MLAs and Kannada corporators prevented the supreseding of corporation, the KRV activists blamed the local representatives for the victory of MES.