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Karnataka polls: Cong's 2nd list out; Siddaramiah to contest from 2 places

The BJP has been attacking the Congress over Mouli's candidature, citing he had represented fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


The on Sunday released its second and final list of five candidates for the assembly polls, while replacing six contenders.

will replace Dr in Badami constituency in North Karnataka, according to the updated list.

is in the fray from the Chamundeshwari assembly segment in Mysuru as well.

The party has replaced its candidates in Jagalur (reserved for Scheduled Tribes candidate), Tiptur, Malleshwaram, Padmanaba Nagar and Madikeri.

In Madikeri, K P Chandrakala will contest the election in the place of H S

The BJP has been attacking the over Mouli's candidature, citing he had represented

The saffron party had also alleged that the enjoyed "patronage" of

The Congress has fielded Dr B Inamdar, Vithal Dhondiba Katakdhond, Mallanna Niganna Sali, and NA Harris from Kittur, Nagthan (reserved for scheduled castes), Sindgi, Raichur and Shanti Nagar respectively.

The party has not declared candidate for the Melkote segment, where it is likely to support Darshan Puttanaiah, who will fight the election on ticket from Swaraj India.

The party had declared its first list of 218 candidates for the election to 224-seat assembly on April 15. The election is slated on May 12 and the poll results will be announced on May 15.

First Published: Sun, April 22 2018. 16:12 IST