The Janata Dal (Secular) is flooded with applications from aspirants seeking a ticket for the upcoming Assembly polls. So much so that the party is finding it difficult to manage the aspirants and the secret lobbyists, especially for the Bengaluru Assembly constituency.

However, it has now adopted a policy to choose the right candidates. The party has made it a mandatory for the aspirants to submit an application explaining why they want to contest the election, why the party should choose them and also define their winnability factors. The aspirants have to submit the applications by paying Rs 500. But the party has one important criterion to spot the right candidate. The aspirants should have registered 25,000 members from the constituency to the party, reports Kannada Prabha.

This parameter is being applied especially for aspirants contesting from the 28 Assembly constituencies in Bengaluru. The party seniors will scrutinise the applications and choose the 'right' candidates.

Meanwhile, the party has reworked on its strategy with the sole aim to achieve majority, this election. Effective strategies to leave a lasting impression on the voters, is on the mind of the JD (S), these days. One of the strategies is 'Mane Manege Kumaranna' (Kumaranna for every house) programme. This has been planned keeping in mind the voters of Bengaluru. Besides, the party has also planned 'Kumara patha' too. The programme will be launched from June 1 after offering prayers at Annamma Temple, said Bengaluru City unit president R Prakash. From June 1, the party leaders will educate people in 198 wards about programmes initiated by Kumaraswamy for the overall development of Bengaluru.