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Mining baron G J Reddy's brother, Bangarappa's son in BJP's 2nd Ktk list

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP today announced 82 candidates, including elder brother of tainted baron G Reddy and son of late S Bangarappa, for the polls, taking to 154 the number of constituencies for which it has declared its nominees.

Polls for the 224-member Assembly are scheduled on May 12.

In the second list released today, the BJP has fielded Reddy's elder brother G from while will contest from Sorab. G Reddy is an an accused in case.

Krishnaiah Setty, an old associate of Yeddyurappa, has been fielded from from Malur.

Among the seats for which the party is yet to announce candidates is Varuna, for which Yeddyurappa's son B Y Vijayendra is seen as a strong contender.

The has fielded Siddaramaiah's son from Varuna, currently held by the who has shifted to Chamundeshwari. The BJP has not announced its candidate against the

The BJP released the list a day after its central election committee met here to finalise the names of its candidates for the high-stakes election.

The BJP on April 8 had declared its first list of 72 nominees that included its chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa, and senior leaders K S Eshwarappa and Jagadish Shettar.

The had yesterday released its list of 218 candidates.

The BJP was reduced to 40 seats in the last assembly polls in 2013 in which the had won 122 seats. JD(S) led by had also won 40 seats.

had floated his own party, Karnataka Janata Paksha, in the last elections after he was removed as chief minister by the BJP over graft charges. The Lingayat leader, however, merged his party with the BJP in 2014.

He is contesting from Shikaripura in the upcoming polls.

The BJP is making an all-out bid to oust the Congress from power in the southern state.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 17:25 IST