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BJP releases second list of candidates for Karnataka election

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A week after BJP released its first list of candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections, the party today released its second list of candidates for 82 more seats. This takes the total number of constituencies for which it has declared its nominees to 154.

Polls for the 224-member Assembly are scheduled for May 12. The BJP released its second list of candidates, a day after its central election committee met New Delhi to finalise the names of its candidates for the high-stakes election.

Read: 2019 polls won't be easy for BJP

The BJP on April 8 had declared its first list of 72 nominees that included its chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa, and senior leaders K S Eshwarappa and Jagadish Shettar. The Congress had yesterday released its list of 218 candidates.

Read: Congress releases first list of candidates for Karnataka polls

The BJP is making an all-out bid to oust the Congress from power in the southern state.

Narendra Modi addresses a gathering. © Getty Narendra Modi addresses a gathering.

3 CANDIDATES WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS

Three candidates contesting the Karnataka Assembly elections have criminal charges against them.

Somashekar Reddy faces charges of indulging in illegal mining and trying to bribe a Judge of a special CBI court to get bail for Janardhan Reddy. He had won from the Ballari (city) constituency in the 2008 elections with a slender margin of 1,022 votes against Congress candidate Anil Lad. He did not contest the 2013 elections.

Former Karnataka minister and BJP leader Hartal Halappa was recently acquitted in a rape case. The Shivamogga 2nd JMFC court gave a clean chit to the Yeddyurappa loyalist in a 2010 sexual assault case. He had to resign from his ministerial position then

Former minister K Setty was an accused with BS Yeddyurappa in an alleged land scam. Setty, who was part of the Yeddyurappa cabinet till 2010, had to quit for his alleged involvement in land deals and a housing scam. He was later imprisoned for a few days along with Yeddyurappa.

1. Chikkodi Sadalga - Anna Saheb Jolle

2. Gokak - Ashok Pujari

3. Yemkanmardi (ST) - Maruthi Astagi

4. Ramdurg - Mahadevappa S Yadwad

5. Terdal - Siddu Savadi

6. Jamkhandi - Srikanth Kulkarni

7. Bilgi - Murugesh Nirani

8. Bagalkot - Veeranna Charantimatt

9. Hungund - Doddanagouda G Patil

10. Devar Hippargi - Somanagouda Patil (Sasnur)

11. Indi - Dayasagar Patil

12. Jevargi - Doddappagouda Patil Naribol

13. Yadgir - Venkata Reddy Mudnal

14. Gurmitkal - Saibanna Borbanda

15. Sedam - Rajkumar Patil Telkur

16. Gulbarga Uttar - Chandrakant B Patil

17. Bidar - Suryakantha Nagamarapalli

18. Bhalki - DK Siddrama

19. Maski (ST) - Basavanagouda Turavihal

20. Kanakagiri (SC) - Basavaraj Dadhesagur

21. Gangawati - Paranna Munavalli

22. Yelburga - Halappa Basappa Achar

22. Yelburga - Halappa Basappa Achar

24. Shirahatti (SC) - Ramanna Lamani

25. Gadag - Anil Menasinakai

26. Rona - Kalakappa Bandi

27. Nargund - CC Patil

28. Navalgund - Shankaragouda Patil Munenakoppa

29. Kalghatgi - Mahesh Tenginakai

30. Haliyal - Sunil Hegde

31. Bhatkal - Sunil Naik

32. Yellapur - VS Patil

33. Byadgi - Virupakshappa Ballari

34. Hadagalli (SC) - Chandra Naik

35. Hagaribommanahalli (SC) - Nemiraj Naik

36. Siruguppa (ST) - MS Somalingappa

37. Bellary (ST) - Sanna Fakirappa

38. Bellary City - G Somashekhara Reddy

39. Challakere (ST) - KT Kumaraswamy

40. Holalkere (SC) - M Chandrappa

41. Channagiri - Madalu Virupakshappa

42. Honnali - MP Renukacharya

43. Shimoga Rural (SC) - Ashok Naik

44. Tirthahalli - Araga Jnanendra

45. Sorab - Kumar Bangarappa

46. Sagar - Haratalu Halappa

47. Byndoor - B Sukumar Shetty

48. Kadur - Belli Prakash

49. Chiknayakanhalli - JC Madhuswamy

50. Tiptur - BC Nagesh

51. Turuvekere - Masale Jayaram

52. Tumkur City - GB Jyothi Ganesh

53. Koratagere (SC) - Y Huchaiah

54. Gubbi - Bettaswamy

55. Sira - BK Manjunath

56. Madhugiri - MR Hulinaikar

57. Chikkaballapur - Dr Manjunath

58. Bangarapet (SC) - BP Venkatamuniyappa

59. Kolar - Om Shaktichalapathi

60. Malur - SN Krishnaiah Setty

61. K.R. Pura - Nandiesh Reddy

62. Byatarayanapura - A Ravi

63. Mahalakshmi Layout - NL Narendrababu

64. Shivaji Nagar - Katta Subramanya Naidu

65. Shanti Nagar - Vasudeva Murthy

66. Vijay Nagar - H Ravindra

67. Doddaballapur - J Narasimha Swamy

68. Magadi - Hanumantharaju

69. Malavalli (SC) - B Somashekhar

70. Arkalgud - H Yoga Ramesh

71. Belthangady - Harish Poonja

72. Moodabidri - Umanath Kotian

73. Bantval - U Rajesh Naik

74. Puttur - Sanjeev Mattandoor

75. Piriyapatna - S Manjunath

76. Heggadadevankote (ST) - Siddaraju

77. Nanjangud (SC) - Harshavardhan

78. Narasimharaja - S Satheesh (Sandesh Swamy)

79. Hanur - Dr Preethan Nagappa

80. Kollegal (SC) - GN Nanjunda Swamy

81. Chamarajanagar - Professor Mallikarjunappa

81. Gundlupet - HS Niranjankumar

(With inputs from PTI and Nolan Pinto)

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