Karnataka Meeting Elections 2023: Congress fields ex-BJP chief Jagadish Shettar from Hubli-Dharwad-Central seat | Picture: IANS
With simply two days left for submitting of nominations to finish for Could 10 Meeting polls in Karnataka, the Congress on Tuesday introduced its fourth record of seven candidates, confirming the ticket to former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, who joined the occasion after quitting BJP. Shettar has been given the ticket from Hubli-Dharwad-Central Meeting phase which he at present represents.
A senior Lingayat chief from north Karnataka area, who had additionally served as state BJP president, Chief of Opposition, Speaker and Minister prior to now, the six-time MLA had joined Congress on Monday, after quitting the BJP over being denied the ticket to contest the Meeting polls.
Congress has fielded H D Thammaiah, who lately give up BJP and joined the occasion, from Chikkamagaluru, the place the ruling occasion’s nationwide common secretary C T Ravi is within the fray. From Shiggaon, the place Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is the BJP candidate, Congress has fielded Mohammed Yousuf Savanur.
Sitting MLA Durgappa S Hoolageri has been fielded from Lingsugur, whereas in Harihar sitting MLA S Ramappa has been denied the ticket and it has been given to Nandagavi Srinivas. Different candidates named within the fourth record are Deepak Chinchore (Hubli-Dharwad-West) and M A Gopalaswamy (Shravanabelagola).
With the addition of seven names and the primary three record of 124, 42 and 43 candidates respectively (together with in Melukote the place it is backing a candidate of a unique occasion), the Congress has to date introduced candidates for 216 out of complete 224 seats.