BJP has announced the names of 182 candidates for this Lok Sabha elections. In Karnataka, out of 28, seven constituencies are yet to be announced. Here are the complete details.
Bengaluru: BJP released its first list of 184 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections yesterday. In Karnataka, the party has fixed the candidates for 21 constituencies and is yet to announce its candidates for seven more constituencies.
The Karnataka unit of the BJP had said that late Ananth Kumar's wife Tejaswini Ananth Kumar's name has been proposed for the Bengaluru South constituency. But the seat has not been announced yet. It is the same with current MP of Koppal, Karadi Sanganna. It was touted that Sanganna would get the ticket this time too. Still the name has not been declared in the first list.
The seven constituencies that await the announcement of BJP candidates:
1) Bengaluru South
2) Bengaluru Rural
Among these, even Mandya has become an interesting constituency as there is a fight between Congress- JD(S) member Nikhil Kumaraswamy and independent star candidate Sumalatha. BJP is under pressure to field a candidate here as it is not right to leave any constituency without a candidate, especially when there has been no negotiations with any party or a candidate to extend support.
Even in Bengaluru Rural, there are speculations that a model will be fielded against sitting MP, Congress leader DK Suresh. It was rumoured that BJP leader CP Yogeshwar, who had lost against DK Suresh in the last general elections, will contest against Suresh. But according to Suvarna news, there are talks of fielding CP Yogeshwar's daughter Nisha Yogeshwar (actress, model) from the constituency.
BJP candidates announced in the first list:
A Manju - Hassan
D V Sadananda Gowda - Bengaluru North
PC Mohan - Bengaluru Central
Ramesh Jigajinagi - Bijapur
Ananth Kumar Hegde - Uttara Kannada
B Y Raghavendra - Shivamogga
Suresh Angadi -Belgaum
P C Gaddigoudar - Bagalkot
Bhagawanth Kuba -Bidar
Shivkumar Udasi -Haveri
Prahlad Joshi -Dharwad
Siddeshwara - Davangere
Shobha Karandlaje -Udupi-Ckikmagalur
Nalin Kumar Kateel -Dakshina Kannada
Narayana Swamy -Chitradurga
Prathap Simha -Mysore
Srinivasa Prasad -Chamarajanagar
PC Mohan -Bangalore central
Bachche Gowda -Chikkaballapur
Umesh Jadhav - Kalaburagi
Devendrappa - Ballari
Last Updated 22, Mar 2019, 4:38 PM IST