Shikaripur has over the years become a B S Yeddyurappa bastion. This year too the equations are unlikely to change and the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate appears to be in with a very good chance.
One of the most prominent names in the BJP’s second list of candidates for the Karnataka assembly elections was that of Somashekhar Reddy. This was a surprise pick as it appeared as though the BJP was distancing itself from the Reddy brothers of Ballari.
He has not missed a single Karnataka election. This is H S Doreswamy, the freedom fighter who turned 100 last week. Despite witnessing each and every election, Doraiswamy has contested just once.
He had stayed away from politics despite his father being an active politician. Darshan Puttanaiah, the son of K S Puttanaiah has abandoned his firm in the US and decided to fight the Karnataka assembly election to be held on May 12.
There was plenty of confusion regarding the Madikeri assembly constituency after it was widely rumoured that the Congress had put the seat on hold. The issue that was raked up was that H S Chandramouli who was declared the candidate from Madikeri had represented PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi.
The AIADMK has decided to throw its hat into the electoral ring in Karnataka. The party would be fielding two candidates for the Karnataka elections which will be held on May 12. Counting will take place on May 15.
Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde said that there was a deliberate attempt made on his life. The minister said a truck tried to ram into his car when he was travelling near Halageri in Ranebennur taluk of Haveri district around 11:30 pm.
When the BJP announced its first list of 72 candidates for the Karnataka election, there was a surprise. B Sriramulu the strongman from Ballari was given a ticket from Molakalmur in Chitradurga.
The Chittapur assembly constituency is traditionally a stronghold. From 1957 this constituency has elected a Congress representative 10 times and that is no small number.
In a bid to pacify former Karnataka chief minister, S M Krishna, the BJP is likely to offer his family member a ticket for the upcoming Karnataka assembly election.