While the Karnataka BJP has made recommendations for 27 out of the 28 seats in the state barring the Mandya segment, where actor Sumalatha is likely to contest.

Ktaka BJP prepares final list of candidates most sitting MPs likely to be given ticket
news Lok Sabha 2019 Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 17:43

With just over a month to go for the Lok Sabha Elections in Karnataka, neither the Congress, JD(S) nor the BJP have announced the final list of candidates for the 28 seats in the state.

On Sunday afternoon, BJP state President BS Yeddyurappa presided over a meeting held at the party office in Bengaluru’s Malleshwaram. BJP General Secretary and state unit in-charge P Muralidhar Rao, BJP Organising Secretary in-charge of south India BL Santosh, along with BJP leaders DV Sadananda Gowda, Jagadish Shettar, R Ashoka, Arvind Limbavali CT Ravi, Prahallad Joshi and Dakshina Kannada MP Nalinkumar Kateel came up with a final list of recommendations. The list has been sent to the high command in Delhi and is pending approval.

BJP sources say that the high command has guaranteed tickets to incumbent MPs and will announce its final list of candidates by Tuesday night. The party has also not made any recommendations for the Mandya segment as the state leaders are awaiting former Congress MP Ambareesh’s wife Sumalatha’s announcement on whether she will contest as a BJP candidate. “If she decides to join the BJP, then she will get the ticket. We are also yet to decide whether we will support her if she contests as an independent or if it would be a friendly fight,” the source added.

Here is the final list of candidates:

Chikkodi – Ramesh Katti

Belagavi – Suresh Anand

Bagalkot – PC Gaddigoudar

Vijayapura – Ramesh Jigajigani

Kalaburgi – Umesh Jadav

Raichur – Anantaraju Nayak / Amaresh Nayak / Mahadevamma

Bidar – Bhagawant Khuba

Koppal – Karadi Sanganna

Ballari – Devendrappa (Ramesh Jarkiholi’s father-in-law) / J Shantha

Haveri – Shivakumar Udasi

Dharwad – Prahallad Joshi

Uttara Kannada – Anantkumar Hegde

Davangere – GN Siddeshwar

Shivamogga – BY Raghavendra

Udupi-Chikkamagaluru – Shobha Karandlaje

Hassan – A Manju

Dakshina Kannada – Nalin Kumar Kateel

Chitradurga – Janardhan Swamy / Manappa Vajjal

Tumakuru – GS Basavaraju

Mysuru-Kodagu – Pratap Simha

Chamarajanagar – V Srinivas Prasad

Bengaluru Rural – CP Yogeshwar / Rudresh

Bengaluru North – Sadananda Gowda

Bengaluru Central PC Mohan

Bengaluru South – Tejaswini Ananth Kumar

Chikkaballapura – BN Bacche Gowda

Kolar – DS Veeraiah / Chalavadi Narayanaswamy

Mandya – nil

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