Karnataka Election: Congress list doing rounds in social media is 'fake'

12 April, 2018, 00:50 | Author: Angel Logan
  • BJP chief Amit Shah. PTI

The list was announced after a meeting of the BJP Central Election Committee at the party headquarters, chaired by party President Amit Shah.

Yeddyurappa is the chief ministerial candidate for the BJP as the party is targeting to win 150 out of the total 224 assembly seats in the Karnataka elections.

The AICC screening committee headed by Madhusudan Mistry and comprising general secretary KC Venugopal, chief minister Siddaramaiah and PCC Karnataka president Parameshwara met late in the evening to fast-track the selections process of candidates.

Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released a list of 72 candidates for Karnataka assembly contest.

"Congress sources said the option of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah contesting from two seats â€" Badami and Chamundeshwari was still open. The last date for filing the nominations is April 24, while April 27 is the last date of withdrawal of candidature.

He had won the seat in 2013 on a ticket from Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP), which he had joined after falling out with the BJP. The "list" under circulation is fake.

"Please don't patronise products of the fake news factory", he added.

Senior party leader JP Nadda released the list of 72 candidates following the committee's meeting.

The list is likely to be announced before April 15 and the members of the selection committee discussed candidates to be fielded from Belagavi Bengaluru, Gulbarga and Mysuru. He found mention in the first list of candidates, with the BJP fielding him from Alzalpur constituency.

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