Karnataka: Family members of leaders in BJP's 3rd list, resentment still brews
Senior leader S.A. Ramdas, miffed with the denial of a ticket, stated that he will announce his decision on future course of action on Tuesday
The BJP on Monday released a third list of candidates for the May 10 Karnataka Assembly polls, accommodating the family members of three senior leaders amid resentment and rebellion in the state unit.
However, senior leader S.A. Ramdas, miffed with the denial of a ticket from Krishnaraja constituency in Mysuru city, stated that he will announce his decision on future course of action on Tuesday.
The BJP has announced candidates for 10 constituencies, thus finalising 222 candidates of the total 224. The party is yet to announce candidates for the Shivamogga constituency represented by former minister K.S. Eshwarappa and the Manvi constituency.
The party has announced state General Secretary Mahesh Tenginakayi as its candidate for the Hubballi-Dharwad Central constituency represented by former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, who had joined the Congress after being denied a ticket by the BJP.
The party has allotted tickets to senior leader Karadi Sanganna's daughter-in-law Manjula Amaresh for the Koppal constituency, former minister Arvind Limbavali's wife Manjula Arvind Limbavali from Mahadevapura reserve constituency in Bengaluru, and Katta Jagadish, son of senior leader Katta Subramanya Naidu, from Hebbal constituency in Bengaluru.
The party has chosen Srivatsa, its Mysuru district President from Krishnaraja constituency in Mysuru instead of senior leader Ramdas, who did hectic lobbying and is now irate.