The Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party released its first list of candidates for the Karnataka assembly elections. The list released on Sunday night had names of BJP candidates from 72 out of the 224 total seats in the state.
State BJP President and the party's CM aspirant BS Yeddyurappa will fight from Shikarpura, his traditional seat in Shimoga district.
B Sriramulu, the party MP from Ballari district will contest in Assembly polls and will be the party's candidate from Molakalmuru in Chitradurga district.
Sriramulu, who is the right hand man of controversial mining baron and former BJP minister Janardhan Reddy had floated his own party called the BSR Congress a few years ago. In 2014, he had merged his party with the BJP.
BS Yeddyurappa's rival within the party, and former party President KS Eashwarappa will contest from Shimoga.
The Congress meanwhile has said that it will announce its candidates for all 224 seats in one phase on April 15.
Here is the full list of BJP's candidates.