BJP releases list of 72 candidates for Karnataka elections

24 April, 2018, 04:41 | Author: Diane Mills
  • PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah at the party's Central Election Committee meeting today

Prominent nominees are the party's chief ministerial face B.S. Yeddyurappa from Shikaripura, K.S. Eshwarappa from Shivamogga, Jagadish Shettar from Hubli-Dharwad Central, Basavaraj Bommai from Shiggaon, C.M. Udasi from Hangal, K.V. Hegde from Sirsi and B. Sriramulu from Molakalmuru (reserved). The CM and PCC chief are also expected to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi to explain their strategy in the selecting the candidates.

Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released a list of 72 candidates for Karnataka assembly contest.

Karnataka is scheduled to go for Assembly election in May this year.

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"I would like to clarify that this is a fake press release and AICC has not issued any press release", party's general secretary in charge of Karnataka K C Venugopal said. The list was announced after a Central Election Committee meeting was held at the party headquarters in the national capital. "We wish them the very best", BJP wrote on its official twitter account attaching along with the tweet the pictures of the list.

"Please don't patronise products of the fake news factory", he added. BJP becomes the second party after Janata Dal (Secular) to announce a limited candidate list for the 12 May polls.

Siddaramaiah, who is in Delhi for the screening committee meeting, is keen to field his younger son Yathindra from his sitting constituency Varuna that is considered safe of the Congress. Siddarmaiah had won the last polls by a margin of more than 30,000 votes there. Only the names that were present in both the lists were given the green signal.

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