Karnataka elections: BJP releases 2nd list containing 82 names

Full-blown revolt: Cong rebels target K'taka CM

Full-blown revolt: Cong rebels target K'taka CM

Within minutes of the list of candidates being announced by the, a full-blown revolt broke out in the ranks of the ruling party. Will the Yeddyurappa-led BJP pull off a win in the state under Amit Shah's watchful eye?

The party is yet to name candidates for Shantinagar segment in Bengaluru Central, Kittar, Nagthan, Sindgi, Raichur and Melukote.

On 16 April, the Congress released the names of 218 candidates which included Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who will contest from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru.

Supporters of party leader Anjana Murthy protested in Bengaluru after he was denied a ticket from the Nelamangala constituency, ANI reported.

A video recorded by news agency ANI, showed alleged Congress workers go on a rampage, flinging and breaking furniture, throwing papers and pulling out posters in the party office.


He said the Karnataka election will be historic as it will set the tone for the BJP retain power at the centre with a repeat performance in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, as compared to its win in 2014.

Assembly polls in Karnataka is weeks away, and the current Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in the state will finish its full term of five years on May 28 - a feat no party has managed since 1985.

Dr. Mahadevappa, who wanted to contest from C.V. Raman Nagar (SC) seat in Bengaluru and leave his home Constituency T.Narasipur to his son Sunil Bose, will now himself has to contest from T.Narasipur, as the party High Command turned down his demand.

Just as voices of dissent were heard against the Congress from hopefuls who claimed they were promised tickets from constituencies such as Mayakonda, Kunigal, Kolar, and Kittur among others, the BJP too has begun to see similar dissent. Minister T.B. Jayachandra's son Santhosh Jayachandra has been given ticket from Chikkanayakahalli in Tumakuru district where Congress got barely 10,000 votes in the 2013 polls. It is also said that senior party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily and K. Rahman Khan opposed Siddharamaiah's intention to contest from Badami in Bagalkot.

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