Numerous 154 candidates declared in the first two lists were ministers & MLAs when BJP won Karnataka in 2008, but also face criminal & corruption charges. Will the Yeddyurappa-led BJP pull off a win in the state under Amit Shah's watchful eye?
Candidates have not yet been announced for Sindagi, Nagathana, Kittur, Raichur, and Shantinagar segments.
On 16 April, the Congress released the names of 218 candidates which included Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who will contest from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru. "There was a vacuum in seven constituencies where the party had lost in 2013".
Speaking to India Today, Congress General Secretary incharge KC Venugopal said the party is clear that workers and winnability matters.
Several Afghan soldiers killed in border clashes with Pakistan
The ISPR statement further said that the officials were reviewing fencing arrangements on the border when the incident occurred. The two US allies routinely accuse each other of failing to crack down on militants who operate along the porous border.
The results of the election to the 224-seat Karnataka Assembly will be out on May 15. Both CM Siddaramaiah and KPCC Chief G Parameshwara have tipped him to get the ticket.
Dr. Mahadevappa, who wanted to contest from C.V. Raman Nagar (SC) seat in Bengaluru and leave his home Constituency T.Narasipur to his son Sunil Bose, will now himself has to contest from T.Narasipur, as the party High Command turned down his demand.
The party has reportedly re-nominated 107 of the 122 sitting MLAs but refused tickets for 14 sitting MLAs.
Congress leader and former legislator Prasannakumar is likely to join the Janata Dal (Secular) and the party's state Vice President VR Sudarshan may join the Bharatiya Janata Party after they were denied tickets, according to News18. As reported earlier, multiple internal surveys by the party favour Haris to win this time too. These leaders are reported to have cited S.M. Krishna's case (contested from Maddur in 1999 and Chamarajpet in 2004) while arguing that contesting from two Constituencies by the Chief Minister would send out a wrong message to the electorate.