The BJP on Wednesday launched the occasion’s second record of 23 candidates for the meeting elections in Karnataka. Nagaraja Chabbi, a Congress chief who just lately joined BJP, will contest from Kalghatgi.
The second record comes only a day after the occasion launched its first record of 189 candidates, with 52 new faces.
At the very least 9 legislators together with Ministers Angara (Sullia) and Anand Singh (Vijayanagara), have been dropped. The occasion introduced that senior minister V Somanna would tackle former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Varuna and R Ashoka will contest in opposition to Karnataka Congress chief Shivakumar in Kanakapura.
Somanna may even contest from Chamarajanagar, and Ashoka from Padmanabhanagar segments. Somanna belongs to the Lingayat neighborhood which has a big presence in Varuna, whereas Ashoka is seen as BJP’s distinguished Vokkaliga face.
Former Minister C P Yogeshwar would as soon as once more cross swords with Janata Dal (Secular) chief H D Kumaraswamy, a former Chief Minister, in Channapatna. In Kolar, the second seat from the place Siddaramaiah is planning to contest, BJP has fielded Varthur Prakash, who had received twice from the phase as an impartial.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has been fielded from his conventional Shiggaon constituency, whereas B Y Vijayendra would enter the fray from Shikaripura, the seat vacated by his father and former CM B S Yediyurappa, who has introduced retirement from electoral politics.
In its first record, the occasion fielded 9 docs, 5 advocates, three teachers, one retired IAS officer, one retired IPS officer, three retired authorities workers, and eight social activists. Out of 189 candidates, 32 belong to OBCs, 30 Scheduled Castes, and 16 Scheduled Tribes. There have been 8 girls candidates within the first record.
PTI reported that among the many candidates 51 are Lingayats and 41 are Vokkaligas, the 2 dominant communities in Karnataka. In Vijayanagara, the ruling occasion has given ticket to Siddharth Singh as an alternative of his father and minister Anand Singh. In Athani, the BJP has denied ticket to former Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi. This time, the occasion has fielded Mahesh Kumathalli, who had helped the occasion kind authorities in 2019, by defecting from the Congress.
Former Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao is the BJP candidate from Chamarajpet, whereas former IAS officer B H Anil Kumar will tackle senior Congressman and former Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara in Koratagere. In Belagavi district former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, who had helped engineer the 2019 defections, has acquired a ticket from Gokak. He has additionally managed to safe tickets for his brother Balachandra Jarkiholi from Arabhavi and shut confidant Mahesh Kumathalli from Athani.
Two members from the late Minister Umesh Katti’s household – brother Ramesh Katti and son Nikhil Katti – acquired tickets from Chikkodi Sadalga and Hukkeri respectively, whereas Ratna Vishwanath Mamani, spouse of late Deputy Speaker of Karnataka Meeting Vishwanath Chandrashekar Mamani has acquired ticket from Saundatti Yellamma phase.
(With inputs from PTI)