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Congress continuing legacy to give tickets to family members: BJP

ANI  |  Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] 

and former Minister on Monday slammed the on continuing its "legacy" of giving electoral tickets to family members and not inducting a new face ahead of the crucial elections in next month.

Speaking to ANI, Gowda said, "has a legacy of family members getting tickets. Never ever a new face is promoted. So the same continues in 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 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 protested after he was denied a ticket from Nelamangala constituency. Agitators burnt tyres and blocked the highway, causing a massive traffic jam. is the candidate from Nelamangala.

The Congress on Sunday released its first list of 218 candidates for the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections.

The party's ministerial candidate will contest from Chamundeshwari constituency in the upcoming election. Earlier, speculation was rife that he would contest from Badami as well.

Siddaramaiah's son Dr. will contest from Varuna constituency.

will contest from BTM Layout, while his daughter will contest from Jayanagar in Bengaluru.

Senior Congress son will contest from Chittapur.

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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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 15:35 IST