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Karnataka assembly polls: BJP releases second list of 82 candidates

16 April 2018, 07:21 | Erica Roy

A statue of B.R. Ambedkar that was placed in an iron cage to protect against vandals in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh | PTI

Ambedkar statue

Numerous 154 candidates declared in the first two lists were ministers & MLAs when BJP won Karnataka in 2008, but also face criminal & corruption charges.

Shortly after the party announced its list of candidates for the Assembly elections, Congress workers in Karnataka revolted against the state leadership of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

The state elections have seen a bitter rivalry between the ruling Congress Government and the Bharatiya Janata Party that has projected former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa as its CM candidate.

Leaders have also cited that "outsiders", who are supporters of CM Siddharamaiah, have been given tickets against loyalists who have been with the party for years. The party is in alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party for Karnataka polls.

Meanwhile, Janata Dal (Secular) has already announced candidates for 126 constituencies.

There are 224 seats in the Karnataka assembly.

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. They are N.Y. Gopalakrishna (Ballari Rural), B.B. Chimmanakatti (Badami), Maqbool S. Bagavan (Vijayapura City), K. Shivamurthy Naik (Mayakonda), Manohar Tahsildar (Hanagal), G. Ramakrishna (Kalaburagi Rural), Basavaraj N. Shivannavar (Byadagi), H.P. Rajesh (Jagalur), B.M. Nagaraj (Sirguppa), G.S. Srinivas (Tarikere), K. Shadakshari (Tiptur) and S. Jayanna (Kollegal).

From Honnali, the BJP gave the ticket to former excise minister MP Renukacharya.

Senior Congress leader's son Priyank Kharge was given a ticket and he will contest the polls from the Chitapur (Reserved) seat in Gulbarga district. As reported earlier, multiple internal surveys by the party favour Haris to win this time too.

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