Karnataka Elections 2023: In First List, BJP Picks 189 Candidates, 52 Fresh Faces

The election notification shall be issued on April 13, whereas the final date for submitting nominations is April 20. (File picture: PTI)

The BJP goals to come back again to energy within the southern state with an absolute majority and has set a goal of profitable not less than 150 of the entire 224 seats

Karnataka Elections 2023

With lower than a month left for the Karnataka elections 2023, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) on Tuesday introduced 189 candidates after a number of rounds of conferences.

The celebration fielded 52 new faces within the Might 10 elections and 76 are from OBCs/SC/ST communities.

BJP nationwide common secretary Arun Singh, who addressed the press convention with Karnataka in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan, mentioned, “The celebration is fielding 52 new faces. Within the record, 32 candidates are from OBCs, 30 SC and 16 ST. 8 candidates are girls. There are 9 medical doctors and 5 advocates, 1 retired IAS and 1 IPS officer, 3 retired authorities staff, 31 post-graduates, 3 academicians and eight social activists.”

Bigwigs To Watch Out For

CM Basavaraj Bommai will contest from the Shiggaon constituency whereas former deputy CM Laxman Savadi has been denied a ticket from Athani. BJP veteran BS Yediyurappa’s son BY Vijayendra is within the fray from his father’s Shikaripiur seat.

The celebration fielded turncoat MLA Mahesh Kumattali. Ramesh Jarkiholi had threatened the BJP that he wouldn’t contest the election if the celebration didn’t give his pal Mahesh Kumthalli a ticket within the elections.

Basangouda Patil, thought-about a critic of Yediyurappa, will search re-election from the Vijayapura seat. State Minister B Sriramulu, who was sitting MLA from Molakalmuru, will contest from the Bellary Rural seat this time.

Income Minister R Ashoka will contest from two seats- Padmanabhanagar and Kanakapura. He’ll face Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar in Kanakapura.

BJP nationwide common secretary C T Ravi will contest from his conventional Chikmagalur seat. Well being Minister Dr Sudhakar Okay will search election from the Chikkaballapur seat whereas Minister Dr Ashwathnarayan CN shall be within the fray from the Malleshwaram seat.

Senior minister V Somanna, who’s a sitting MLA from Govindaraja Nagar in Bangalore, will tackle Congress veteran Siddaramaiah from the Varuna constituency.

The BJP fielded former Bengaluru commissioner Bhaskar Rao in Chamarajpet.

Following a gathering with BJP president J P Nadda in New Delhi, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai earlier asserted that the celebration is taking “powerful” selections to create a brand new system, an obvious reference to the candidate choice train, and expressed confidence that “pro-incumbency” sentiments will assist it beat off the problem from the Congress and retain energy.

Bommai, together with state celebration leaders, had a gathering with Nadda on the latter’s residence. A number of senior celebration leaders, together with Union minister Pralhad Joshi, nationwide common secretaries C T Ravi and Arun Singh, have been a part of the assembly.

Referring to senior celebration chief Okay S Eshwarappa’s resolution to not contest the elections, Bommai mentioned it displays the BJP’s tradition of veterans making method for the youthful lot and took a swipe on the Congress for giving its ticket to the 91-year-old Shamanur Shivashankarappa.

“Our management and values are completely different. To create a brand new system, we’re taking powerful selections,” he mentioned. Opting out of the ballot was Eshwarappa’s private resolution, he added.

With former chief minister Jagadish Shettar sounding upset with the celebration for nudging him to steer clear of polls, Bommai mentioned he has spoken to him. Shettar needs to work extra earlier than he retires, the chief minister mentioned.

Over stories that state celebration chief Laxman Savadi might cross over to the Congress, he famous that Savadi needs to contest from the Athani constituency. “We’ve requested him to not take excessive steps,” he mentioned.

The BJP goals to come back again to energy within the southern state with an absolute majority and has set a goal of profitable not less than 150 of the entire 224 seats.

(With  PTI inputs)

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