The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Thursday (November 14) announced the first list of candidates who will be contesting from different assembly constituencies from Karnataka for the upcoming by-polls on December 5.
In the first list of candidates for the by-elections, BJP has announced names of 13 rebel MLAs as its candidates from various constituencies. The list includes the names of Ramesh Jarakiholi, Mahesh Kumatalli, Shivaram Hebbar, Bhairathi Basavaraj, MTB Nagaraj, and AH Vishwanath.
Mahesh Kumatalli – Athani
Srimanthagouda Patil – Kagwad
Ramesh Jarakiholi – Gokak
Shivaram Hebbar – Yellapur
BC Patil – Hirekerur
Anand Singh – Vijayanagara
K Sudhakar – Chikkaballapur
Bhairathi Basavaraj – KR Puram
ST Somashekar – Yeshwantpur
K Gopaliah – Mahalakshmi Layout
MTB Nagaraj – Hosakote
KC Narayanagowda – Krishnarajapet
AH Vishwanath – Hunsur
Did Baig turn rebel against BJP?
BJP inducted 16 of the 17 legislators except for R Roshan Baig on Thursday after the Supreme Court allowed the disqualified MLAs from Karnataka to contest in the upcoming by-elections. It is alleged that Baig has turned rebel against BJP as he is denied ticket to contest in the by-polls and that he might contest as an independent candidate from Shivajinagar constituency.
According to the reports, AH Vishwanath said that he aspires for a ministerial berth and Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa will decide on it.
A small tussle is going over the candidature of Ranebennur constituency as several BJP leaders have opposed giving the ticket to R Shankar while rooting for KS EShwarppa's son Kantesh.
JD(S) releases the first candidate list
JD(S) also released the first list of 10 candidates for the upcoming elections.
Devaraju – KR Pete
Javarayi Gowda - Yeshwanthpur
Mallikarjun – Ranebennur
Anjappa Jatappa – Hirekerur
NM Nabi – Vijayanagar
KP Bache Gowda – Chikkaballapura
Krishna Murthy - KR Puram
C Somashekar - Hunsur
Tanveer Ahmed – Shivajinagar
Chaitra Gowda - Yellapur