Karnataka assembly elections 2018: BJP first list of candidates revealed

Karnataka assembly elections 2018: BJP first list of candidates revealed

As per the list of BJP's Central Election Committee, which released the names of 72 candidates for the high-stake contest in Karnataka, chief ministerial candidate for Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa will contest from Shikaripura assembly constituency.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also rubbished the list being circulated on social media and tweeted: "I am told a list of Congress candidates for Karnataka Election is under circulation".

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The Congress had announced that it will declare its list of candidates in one go on April 15. She said that the party will release the candidates list by April 15-16.

Media reports said the names of remaining candidates were likely to be announced soon.

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Top Congress leaders from the state and the AICC on Monday held threadbare discussions on 100 Assembly seats falling in Belagavi and Myusru revenue divisions, identifying the party's strength and weaknesses in each constituency.

Sundara Devinagara was welcomed to the BJP at a function in the morning by U Rajesh Naik, who will be contesting from Bantwal constituency against state Forests Minister B Ramanath Rai.

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The major national parties contesting the elections are Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Janata Dal and Janata Dal (Secular). Shah continued consulting his key aides to pick the right candidates after the first list of 72 candidates was put out late on Saturday night. Many other BJP strong leaders such as KS Eshwarappa (Shivamogga), Basavaraj Bommai (Shiggaon) and B Sriramulu (Molakalmuru) have also been named in the list.

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