BJP releases list of 72 candidates for Karnataka elections

Malikayya Venkayya Guttedar

"We have announced a list of 72 candidates on Sunday night; on Wednesday another list of 65-70 candidates will bereleased".

As senior Congress party functionaries from Karnataka arrived in the Capital on Tuesday for deliberations over candidates for the upcoming assembly polls, a fake list of candidates started doing the rounds of social media creating much panic in the state unit. "The list under circulation is fake", he said in a tweet. The three candidates are Sashikala Jolle (Nippani), Roopali Naik (Karwar), and Poornima Srinivas (Hiriyur). The CM and PCC chief are also expected to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi to explain their strategy in the selecting the candidates.

Releasing the "charge sheet" BJP Karnataka Election in-charge Prakash Javdekar said the combination of bad governance, lawlessness and farmers suicides had turned Karnataka from a forward looking state when the BJP was in power to an eyesore among all states in the country.


Four days after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met Veerashaiva community members in Mysuru on Friday, a video showing Akhila Bharatha Veerashaiva Mahasabha Mysuru district President Hinkal Basavaraj promising the support of the entire community to the Chief Minister and the Congress party in the district, has gone viral. The state has 224 seats.

Prominent names finalised in the list 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).

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