Congress misrule will catapult BJP to power in Karnataka: Muralidhar Rao

Prakash Javadekar BJP

Prakash Javadekar BJP

The Rajya Sabha MP was echoing the sentiments of local Congress leadership over the list of candidates that was announced earlier in the day.

Candidates have not yet been announced for Sindagi, Nagathana, Kittur, Raichur, and Shantinagar segments. However in Melukote, the Congress has chose to support Darshan Puttannaiah, son of farmer leader and late MLA K.S. Puttannaiah, who is contesting from Karnataka Sarvodaya Party.

Supporters of party leader Anjana Murthy protested in Bengaluru after he was denied a ticket from the Nelamangala constituency, ANI reported.

Karnataka will go into polls on May 12 while the counting of votes will be held on May 15, the state is beefed up with security forces in the backdrop of elections with election commission keeping a stern watch on all the activities in the state.

Former BBMP Commissioner Siddhaiah has been fielded from Sakaleshpur (SC) and former IAS officer Syed Zammer Pasha is the party nominee from Kolar. Both CM Siddaramaiah and KPCC Chief G Parameshwara have tipped him to get the ticket. He wondered why the Congress President did not take any action against his party chief in Jammu and Kashmir for the same reason.

From Honnali, the BJP gave the ticket to former excise minister MP Renukacharya. Minister T.B. Jayachandra's son Santhosh Jayachandra has been given ticket from Chikkanayakahalli in Tumakuru district where Congress got barely 10,000 votes in the 2013 polls.

CM Siddharamaiah's plan to contest from two seats was shot down by the Party High Command. They burned tyres and shouted slogans against party President Rahul Gandhi on a highway near Nelamangala. It is also said that senior party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily and K. Rahman Khan opposed Siddharamaiah's intention to contest from Badami in Bagalkot.

Chief Ministerial candidate BS Yeddiyurappa will contest the election from his home constituency Shikaripur while Eshwarappa will contest the election from Shivmoga constituency.

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