Fri. May 24th, 2024
Congress releases third list of 43 candidates for Karnataka Assembly elections

The Congress party on Saturday released the third list of 43 candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections 2023. Former BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi has got a ticket from Athani assembly seat. Voting for the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections is going to take place on May 10.

Kothurji Manjunath has been nominated by the party instead of former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah from Kolar assembly constituency. Siddaramaiah was also seeking to contest from the Kolar assembly seat. The party has already given him a ticket from Varuna constituency. Nivedita Alva, son of former governor Margaret Alva, has been fielded from the Kumta assembly seat. The Congress party has so far announced candidates for 209 seats. Candidates were declared for 124 seats in the first list and for another 42 seats in the second list.

Savadi had announced his resignation from the primary membership of the BJP after not getting a ticket to contest the assembly elections. He had joined the Congress on Friday. The 224-seat Karnataka Assembly will go to polls on May 10 and the counting of votes will take place on May 13.

Leader of the Opposition in Karnataka Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that if senior BJP leader Jagadish Shettar joins the Congress, he will welcome him. He said that the BJP has not treated the senior leaders properly.

Meanwhile, the Congress has not announced the ticket for the Hubli-Dharwad constituency. Sources reveal that Congress leaders have approached Shettar and assured him of a ticket and a post if he joins the Congress.

On March 25, the Congress released its first list of 124 candidates for the Karnataka assembly elections. Congress has so far declared a total of 166 candidates. Now it has to declare candidates for 58 more seats. Polling for all 224 assembly seats in Karnataka will be held on May 10 and the counting of votes will be done on May 13.

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