Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Karnataka assembly elections: Mahila Empowerment Party releases manifesto

PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah at the party's Central Election Committee meeting today K'taka polls: BJP releases 1st list of 72 candidates, only 2 women
Jay Anderson | 12 April, 2018, 00:47

The committee met under the party's national president Amit Shah and among its members, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended it at the party's head office in New Delhi.

Bellary MP Sriramulu, an associate of the Reddy brothers, will contest from Chitradurga's Mokalmuru constituency, which is reserved as a Scheduled Tribe seat. The Janata Dal (Secular) has already announced candidates for 126 constituencies.

The Congress today (April 10) held a meeting of its screening committee and discussed the possible candidates for the May 12 polls.

"Compared to BJP, we will have less rebellion".




BJP has announced Mr Yeddyurappa as its chief ministerial candidate, with a target of winning 150 out of 224 assembly seats and coming back to power after a gap of five years.

According to reports, veteran state leaders Jagadish Shettar and KS Eswarappa will contest from Hubli Dharwad Central and Shimoga Assembly seats, respectively, it said. Party sources said that the idea to let Siddaramaiah fight from Badami is to strengthen the Congress prospects in North Karnataka.

She said that the party had, both online and off line, received more than 5700 applications for candidature and a special committee has been formed to select the candidates. The state is one of the eight states that go to polls this year and will set the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP on Sunday announced the first list of 72 candidates who will contest the high stakes Karnataka assembly polls.

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