Fake candidates list for Karnataka election sends Congress into tizzy

11 April, 2018, 17:05 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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"Congress sources said the option of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah contesting from two seats â€" Badami and Chamundeshwari was still open.

The first list of BJP, comprising 72 candidates, for the upcoming May 12 Karnataka assembly elections has been released.

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The top selection body, which consists of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, among others, decided that party's chief ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyyurappa would contest from Shikaripura Assembly constituency. Soon after the list began to attract heat, the Congress party came out with a clarification and said that it was a "fake press release and AICC has not issued anything regarding this".

The major national parties contesting the elections are Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Janata Dal and Janata Dal (Secular). The senior Congress leader said the fake list has been circulated to create confusion among the masses.

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Rahul Gandhi and his vigorous campaign across the state playing all sorts of gimmicks to playing soft Hindutava card, temple, Masjid hopping to address the urban elite by travelling in metro like an aam addmi taking selfies indicate the seriousness of the Karnataka elections for the century old party. "We will try to convince them by assuring them of suitable opportunity when our government comes to power", he said. He found mention in the first list of candidates, with the BJP fielding him from Alzalpur constituency.

The meeting discussed the names of probable candidates for rest of the seats in the 225-member state Assembly. He returned to the BJP fold ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

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