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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Monday slammed the Congress on continuing its "legacy" of giving electoral tickets to family members and not inducting a new face ahead of the crucial elections in Karnataka next month.
Speaking to ANI, Gowda said, "Congress has a legacy of family members getting tickets. Never ever a new face is promoted. So the same continues in Karnataka. They are continuing to give tickets to successions of the same family, persons who were earlier legislators or parliamentarians."
He added that the people of the country would never accept the legacy of Congress and teach the party a 'proper lesson'.
Stressing that other parties also gave tickets to family members, Gowda further said, "In BJP and other parties, we also sometimes give tickets to family members of leaders but those are exceptions. They are given tickets based on their performance."
Meanwhile, supporters of Congress leader Anjana Murthy protested after he was denied a ticket from Nelamangala constituency. Agitators burnt tyres and blocked the highway, causing a massive traffic jam. R. Narayanaswamy is the candidate from Nelamangala.
Siddaramaiah's son Dr. Yatheendra will contest from Varuna constituency.
Karnataka will go to polls on May 12 to elect its representatives for the 225-member assembly. The results will be out on May 15.
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