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Karnataka : Congress drops 12 sitting MLAs as it releases first list of candidates

Karnataka : Congress drops 12 sitting MLAs as it releases first list of candidates

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Apr 2018, 02:55 pm

New Delhi, Apr 16 (IBNS) : Twelve incumbent MLAs have been denied ticket as the Congress on Sunday released its first list of 218 candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections,  scheduled on May 12.

According to reports, sitting MLAs  N.Y. Gopalakrishna (Ballari Rural), Chimmankatti (Badami), Makbul S. Bagwan (Vijayapura City), K. Shivamurthy (Mayakonda), Manohar T. Tahsildar (Hanagal), G. Ramakrishna (Gulbarga Rural), Basavaraj N. Shivannnavar (Byadagi), H.P. Rajesh (Jagalur), B.M. Nagaraj (Siriguppa), G.H. Srinivas (Tarikere), K. Shadakshari (Tiptur), and S. Jayanna (Kollegal) have been dropped from the list.

In Kalaburagi Rural (SC) constituency, Vijaykumar, son of Mr. Ramakrishna, has been given ticket.

A total of 15 women candidates, including former Bengaluru Mayor Padmavati (Rajajinagar) and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee women’s wing president Laxmi Hebbalkar (Belagavi Rural), have made it to the list.

Two former IAS officers Siddaiah (Sakleshpur) and Syed Zameer Pasha (Kolar) have been given ticket.

Candidates  have not yet been announced for Sindagi, Nagathana, Kittur, Raichur, and Shantinagar segments. The party has already decided to support deceased farmers’ leader K.S. Puttanaiah’s son Darshan in Melkot

The party announced that Karnataka CM  Siddaramaiah will be contesting from Chamundeshwari constituency.

Karnataka is one of the few Indian states which is being ruled by the Congres.