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Countdown begins :Revealed First List of Candidates for ensuring BJP’s victory in Karnataka Elections 2018

Heat for the upcoming elections in Karnataka is brewing up. Both the BJP and the Congress are campaigning hard in Karnataka. Next month’s election is increasingly being seen as a litmus test of the mood of the nation. On the one side, the Congress can’t afford another loss after a dismal performance in the North East whereas on the other side the BJP wants to use the state as a gateway to the south.

At such a crucial time as always shuffling has also started to take place to ensure victory. Former Congress MLA Malikayya Guttedar and an another leader Lalita Anupur also joined the saffron party before the CEC meeting in presence of Yeddyurappa, Karnataka in-charge P Murlidhar Rao and Union Minister Prakash Javdekar. Later, both of them also met party president Amit Shah. Stressing on their strategic importance, Yeddyurappa said, “Both of the candidates have enough clout in their respective regions. It will help BJP greatly in the run-up to the election.”

With the day by day suspense growing up the first candidates, the list has also been revealed by the BJP after JDS. The first list did not have too many surprises. In the first list BJP’s central election committee decided on their candidates for 72 of the 224 seats, including the names of two MPs, the party’s chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa who represents Shivamogga in the Lok Sabha and B Sriramulu who is currently their MP from the Ballari Lok Sabha constituency.

The BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) met in Delhi for a full four hours to finalise the first list. Sources indicate that initially, names for 140 assembly seats were considered in the meeting – which was attended by senior leaders including party chief Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj. But finally, 72 names were declared.

Here is the list of all 72 candidates:

  1. Nippani – Shashikala Jolle
  2. Athani – Laxman Savadi
  3. Kagwad – Bharamagouda H Kage
  4. Kudachi (SC) – P Rajeev
  5. Raybag (SC) – Duryodhana Aihole
  6. Hukkeri – Umesh Katti
  7. Arabhavi – Balachandra Jarakiholi
  8. Belgaum Rural – Sanjay Patil
  9. Baihongal – Vishwanatha Patil
  10. Saudatti Yellamma – Anand Vishwanath Mamani
  11. Mudhol (SC) – Govind Karjol
  12. Muddebihal – AS Patil Nadahalli
  13. Babaleshwar – Vijugouda Patil
  14. Bijapur City – Basavanagouda Patil Yetnal
  15. Sindgi – Ramesh Bhusanur
  16. Afzalpur – Malikaiah Guttedar
  17. Shorapur (ST) – Naraishma Naik
  18. Shahpur – Guru Patil Shiraval
  19. Gulbarga Dakshin – Dattatrya Patil Revur
  20. Aland – Subhash Guttedar
  21. Basavakalyan – Mallikarjun Khuba
  22. Aurad (SC) – Prabhu Chouhan
  23. Raichur Rural (ST) – Thipparaju Havaldar
  24. Raichur – Shivaraj Patil
  25. Devadurga (ST) – Shivanagouda Naik
  26. Lingsugur (SC) – Manappa Vajjal
  27. Kushtagi – Doddanagouda Patil
  28. Dharwad – Amruth Desai
  29. Hubli-Dharwad-Central – Jagdadeesh Shettar
  30. Hubli-Dharwad-West – Aravinda Bellad
  31. Karwar – Roopali Naik
  32. Sirsi – Kageri Vishweswara Hegde
  33. Hangal – CM Udasi
  34. Shiggaon – Basavaraj Bommai
  35. Hirekerur – UB Banakar
  36. Vijayanagara – Gaviyappa
  37. Kampli (ST) – TH Suresh Babu
  38. Sandur (ST) – B Raghavendra
  39. Molokalmuru (ST) – B Sriramulu
  40. Chitradurga – GH Thippareddy
  41. Hiriyur – Poornima Srinivas
  42. Hosadurga – Gulihatti D Shekhar
  43. Dacanagere North – SA Ravindranath
  44. Shimoga – KS Eswarappa
  45. Shikaripura – BS Yeddyurappa (Chief ministerial candidate)
  46. Kundapura – Haladi Srinivasa Setty
  47. Karkal – V Sunil Kumar
  48. Sringeri – DN Jeevaraj
  49. Chikmagaluru – CT Ravi
  50. Tumkur Rural – B Suresh Gowda
  51. Kolar Gold Field (SC) – Y Sampangi
  52. Yelahanka – SR Vishwanath
  53. Rajarajeshwari Nagar – PM Muniraju Gowda
  54. Dasarahalli – S Muniraju
  55. Malleshwaram – CN Ashwathnarayan
  56. Hebbal – YA Narayanaswamy
  57. CV Raman Nagar (SC) – S Raghu
  58. Rajaji Nagar – S Sureshkumar
  59. Govindraj Nagar – V Somanna
  60. Chickpet – Uday Garudachar
  61. Basavanagudi – Ravi Subramanya
  62. Padmanaba Nagar – R Ashok
  63. Jayanagar – BN Vijayakumar
  64. Mahadevapura (SC) – Aravinda Limbaveli
  65. Bommanahalli – Satish Reddy
  66. Bangalore South – M Krishnappa
  67. Anekal (SC) – A Narayanaswamy
  68. Hosakote – Sharath Bachegowda
  69. Channapatna – CP Yogishwar
  70. Shrirangapattana – Nanjunde Gowda
  71. Sullia (SC) – S Angara
  72. Madikeri – Appachu Ranjan

BJP, which is striving to return to power in Karnataka after a gap of five years, has announced Yeddyurappa as its chief ministerial candidate, with a target of winning 150 out of 224 assembly seats and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ram Madhav has been roped in to help boost the party’s election campaign in the state. As per sources, Madhav is looking at crucial aspects of BJP’s campaign, and also held a series of meetings with top Sangh functionaries, intellectuals and civil society members in Bengaluru.

Madhav has been tasked to push for a decisive shift in campaign efforts and will be working to repeat the party’s performance in Tripura election campaign. Now everyone eyes are on the southern state that will go to polls on May 12 to elect its representatives and results will be out on May 15. Let’s watch out who turns the tables.


Niharika

 

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