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Umesh Jadhav will contest polls from Kalaburagi against Kharge: Yeddyurappa

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BJP Chief BS on Wednesday said Dr will contest elections from Kalaburagi against Mallikarjun Kharge, while Tejaswini is likely to contest from Bengaluru South.

However, the former said the final decision will be taken by party high command.

"Dr will contest elections from Kalaburagi against and Tejaswini is likely to contest from Bengaluru South. The final decision will be taken by party high command," he said at a press conference here.

It is worth mentioning that Tejaswini is the wife of late former Union Ananth Kumar, while Jadhav had recently quit the and joined the BJP.

Jadhav, a two-time from Karnataka's Chincholi constituency, was among the three Congress MLAs who went "missing" last month. Thereafter, Congress had recommended their disqualification to the

At the press conference, told media here that the BJP can win 28 seats in on three issues-achievements of Modi government, failures of Karnataka government, and successful campaign and work of workers.

"I am confident that failure of the state govt and the successful policies of central government will give us at least 26 seats in Karnataka," he said.

Stating that has fulfilled all the promises made by the BJP, said: "Five years ago, has fulfilled all his promises -- corruption free country, development and enhance security and international relations. After the dastardly Pulwama attack, the international community stood with and condemned This shows that has succeeded in maintaining diplomatic ties with countries like the US and "

"was recognised and felicitated by the United Nations, Palestine, and several other nations. Every scheme of the starting from Ujjwala scheme to has helped the deprived sections of the society," he added.

Yeddyurappa further confirmed that four to five rallies of Modi will be held in Karnataka ahead of the forthcoming elections.

Seven-phased elections in the country will begin on April 11 and will go on till May 19. Counting of votes will be done on May 23.

Karnataka will go to polls on April 18 and 23.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 14:20 IST