BJP announces second list of candidates for upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls
New Delhi, Apr 16 (IBNS): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday released its second list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in Karnataka.
The BJP has named 82 candidates in this list.
"Second list of 82 BJP candidates for ensuing general election to the legislative assembly of Karnataka 2018 finalised by BJP Central Election Committee," the BJP tweeted.
Meanwhile, 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.