Congress releases second list of candidates today for the 40 assembly constituencies. The first list was announced earlier on 5th April.
Today’s list included names of sons of senior Congress leaders M Mallikarjuna Kharge and N Dharam Singh i.e. Priyank Kharge and Ajay Singh, who would contest from Chittapur and Jewargi, respectively. Among others who succeed in getting onto the list are the Rajya Sabha member Anil Lad (Bellary city), Shamanur Shivashankarappa (Davangere South), C S Putte Gowda (Shravanabelagola). Putte Gowda recently crossed over to the Congress, he won from Shravanabelagola assembly constituency in the 2008 elections on JDS ticket.
Karnataka has 224 seats in the assembly and elections are scheduled to take place of May 5th. The last date of filing nominations is April 17 and scrutiny of nominations papers would take place on April 18, the last date for withdrawal of candidates would be April 20th.