The ruling BJP on Wednesday announced its fourth and final list of candidates for the upcoming Karnataka assembly election 2023. The party announced candidates for remaining two constituencies- Shivamogga and Manvi.
In Shivamogga, the party has given ticket to Channabasappa, while denying it to sitting MLA and senior BJP leader K S Eshwarappa’s family.
Eshwarappa, a former Deputy Chief Minister, had recently conveyed to the party’s central leadership his wish to retire from electoral politics, and had requested it to not consider fielding him in the Assembly polls from Shivamogga.
The fourth and final list of party candidates contesting the Karnataka assembly elections.
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The five time MLA from the seat, however is said to have sought the ticket for his son K E Kantesh, from the assembly segment.
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Senior BJP leader and MLC Ayanur Manjunath, who too was a ticket aspirant from Shivamogga, quit the party earlier today, and joined JD(S). He is now the JD(S) candidate from the segment.
From Manvi, a ST reserve constituency, the party has fielded B V Nayak as the candidate.
With the announcement of this list, the BJP has announced candidates for all the 224 Assembly segments in the state.
April 20 is the last day for filing of nominations. Voting will take place on May 10 and the counting of votes will be on May 13.
(with PTI inputs)