With the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 around the corner, it seems local leaders in the state are trying to secure their political career by jumping parties.
As soon as news of the list broke out, Congress announced that the list was fake.
"Compared to BJP, we will have less rebellion".
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has already announced its first list of candidates for the Karnataka polls, which is to be held on May 12. One member is a representative of the Anglo-Indian community nominated by the Governor of Karnataka.
"If Siddaramaiah contests from north Karnataka, the party will be strengthened and Congress will win 50 seats".
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He said no list of party candidates has been finalised yet as there has been no meeting of the central selection committee.
Siddaramaiah, who is in Delhi for the screening committee meeting, is keen to field his younger son Yathindra from his sitting constituency Varuna that is considered safe of the Congress. Siddarmaiah had won the last polls by a margin of more than 30,000 votes there. The high-level meeting was chaired by party president Amit Shah, and the attendees included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, among others.
Veteran state leaders Jagadish Shettar and KS Eswarappa would contest from Hubli Dharwad Central and Shimoga Assembly seats, respectively, media reports said.
Of the 28 Assembly constituencies coming under Bengaluru city limits, the party has announced names for 16 seats. He returned to the BJP fold ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election.