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BJP shortlists candidates for all 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The BJP's unit said Sunday that it has shortlisted candidates for all the 28 constituencies and the party's central election committee would soon take a call on it.

"We have shortlisted the names of all the candidates (in Karnataka). The central election committee will take a decision on it and release the list," told reporters.

He was speaking after the party's state core meeting here, chaired by BJP state B S Yeddyurappa.

and state unit in-charge P Muralidhar Rao, BJP organising (in-charge south India) B L Santosh, former chief ministers D V Sadananda Gowda and Jagadish Shettar were among those who attended the meeting.

Limbavali said the would table the list before the central election committee, headed by its national president, but refused to divulge the names, saying the CEC would announce it later.

On the Mandya seat, where H D Kumaraswamy's son is pitted against Sumalatha Ambareesh, wife of late Ambareesh, he said the core committee discussed fielding a candidate.

However, the party kept its options open and would take a final call based on Sumalatha's decision, he said.

Mandya has gone to the JD(S) as per the seat sharing agreement between the coalition partners and the JD(S).

The party has planned to field Nikhil Gowda, grandson of former of H D Kumaraswamy.

However, Sumalatha's decision has disturbed the political equations.

Ambareesh had represented Mandya thrice in the Lok Sabha, the first time on a JD(S) ticket and twice on ticket.

He was for information and broadcasting during the UPA-1 regime.

Limbavali said senior from Hassan, A Manju would soon join the BJP after his meeting with Yeddyurappa.

Manju had been a and often expressed his displeasure in respecting the Congress-JD(S) coalition.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 18:30 IST
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