BJP Releases Second List of 82 Candidates For Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018

The BJP on Sunday had announced the first list of 72 candidates who will contest the high-stakes Karnataka assembly polls. It will be your one stop shop for all the updates on the campaigns, manifestos, and politicking ahead of the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections. Will the Yeddyurappa-led BJP pull off a win in the state under Amit Shah's watchful eye?

The Rajya Sabha MP was echoing the sentiments of local Congress leadership over the list of candidates that was announced earlier in the day.

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Meanwhile, sitting Shanti Nagar MLA NA Haris have been forced to wait after the seat was left for the second list. Some leaders also threatened to resign from the party, The Times of India reported.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released the second list of the candidates for the upcoming Karnataka legislative elections on Monday.

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Among the names were party's chief ministerial face BS Yeddyurappa from Shikaripura, KS Eshwarappa from Shivamogga, Jagadish Shettar from Hubli-Dharwad Central, Basavaraj Bommai from Shiggaon, CM Udasi from Hangal, KV Hegde from Sirsi and B Sriramulu from Molakalmuru (reserved).

Mining baron Somashekhar Reddy, who has got a ticket from Bellary City, is among the notable names int he list. "There is a feeling among Karnataka workers that he should cover more areas in the four regions of the state to ensure our victory", a party leader told news agency PTI. It is a big test for both the Congress and the BJP. The party has also picked a few NSUI and Youth Congress leaders for the electoral battle.

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