BJP finalises 72 candidates for Karnataka polls

"The central election committee of the party has decided the first 72 names for the ensuing Karnataka legislative assembly elections", said the BJP's state unit in a statement here.

The BJP is making all efforts to oust the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government from the state, the only big state where the opposition party is in power.

"If Siddaramaiah contests from north Karnataka, the party will be strengthened and Congress will win 50 seats". The Janata Dal (Secular) has already announced candidates for 126 constituencies. The sources claimed that their party would see much less infighting and rebellion than the BJP as it will reach out to the rebels. He said that the community members remained firmly behind BJP and "only one or two swami jis" seem to have said such a thing. The last date for filing the nominations is April 24, while April 27 is the last date of withdrawal of candidature.

The BJP has fielded BS Yeddyurappa as the Chief Ministerial candidate for the elections and he will be contesting from the Shikaripura seat.

The list, finalised by the BJP top braass, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Sha, was announced by the Central Election Committee.

With polls round the corner, national level politics will also have a bearing on Karnataka.

The party has assigned sitting MLAs, ministers and senior party functionaries to quell possible dissidence once the list is out, he said. Congress is hoping to retain Karnataka and with it revive the party nationally after it was reduced to double digits in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.


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