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Karnataka bypolls: BJP core committee to finalise candidates for RR Nagar, Sira says ST Somashekar

Minister ST Somashekar on Thursday stated that the BJP core committee will meet on Thursday evening to finalise party candidates for the upcoming bypolls. No announcement will be made by BJP in this regard without the consent of the high command.

Karnataka bypolls: BJP core committee to finalise candidates for RR Nagar, Sira says ST Somashekar -ymn
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Bengaluru, First Published Oct 1, 2020, 3:49 PM IST
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Bengaluru: Minister ST Somashekar on Thursday informed that the BJP core committee will meet today to finalise party candidates for the upcoming bypolls to RR Nagar and Shira Assembly seats.

The BJP leader will be meet in Bengaluru on Thursday evening to finalise the candidates for the bypolls.

Speaking to the media, the minister said that aspirants are hoping to get a party ticket to contest the polls from RR Nagar.

The core committee will meet later today to finalise the candidate and will notify the high command about their decision.

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ST Somashekar added that no announcement in this regard will be made before the consent of the high command.

Polls to the two Assembly seats will be conducted on November 3. Among the hopefuls aspiring for RR Nagar ticket is former Congress MLA N Munirathna who had been disqualified by then Assembly Speaker under the anti-defection law last year.

However, there are rumours that the Congress has decided to field Kusuma for the RR Nagara seat, a Vokkaliga from the constituency.  

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