BJP's First List of 189 Candidates for Karnataka Polls: Who Made the Cut?
Latest News: The BJP has unveiled its initial roster of nominees for the upcoming state elections in Karnataka. The party has fielded 189 candidates, including Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai from his traditional Shiggaon seat. The list includes 32 OBC candidates, 30 Scheduled Castes (SCs), and 16 Scheduled Tribes (STs), with a focus on bringing in new-generation leadership and fresh ideas.
The candidates' list also includes several prominent names, including nine doctors, five advocates, three academicians, one retired IAS officer, one retired IPS officer, three retired government employees, and eight social activists. The BJP is banking on these candidates to give the party an edge in the upcoming elections.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who is the Karnataka poll-in-charge for the
party, addressed the press conference in New Delhi, where he spoke about the party's strategy for the upcoming elections. According to him, the BJP has selected candidates who can bring in fresh ideas and new leadership to the party. The party is hoping that this will help it win the upcoming elections in Karnataka.
Among the prominent names on the list is Karnataka Minister R Ashoka, who will contest against State Congress Chief DK Shivakumar in the Kanakapura Assembly seat. The BJP is hoping that Ashoka will be able to defeat Shivakumar and give the party a much-needed boost in the upcoming elections.
Another prominent name on the list is BY Vijayendra, the son of veteran BJP leader and
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former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. Vijayendra has announced his intention to contest the upcoming elections from his father's stronghold, the Shikaripura constituency. The BJP is hoping that Vijayendra's candidature will help the party win the seat and give it a much-needed boost in the upcoming elections.
CT Ravi, the National General Secretary of the BJP, has been chosen to contest from his familiar constituency of Chikmagalur in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections in 2023. The party hopes that Ravi's candidature will help it win the seat and give it a much-needed boost in the upcoming elections.
According to BJP's Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh, 52 of the 189 candidates are new faces, and eight of them are women. The party
hopes that these new faces will be able to bring in fresh ideas and new leadership to the party, which will help it win the upcoming elections in Karnataka.
State Minister V Somanna will contest against former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of the Congress in Varuna and will also fight from one more seat. The BJP hopes that Somanna will be able to defeat Siddaramaiah and give the party a much-needed boost in the upcoming elections.
The BJP has fielded 189 candidates for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, focusing on bringing in new-generation leadership and fresh ideas to the party. The party is hoping that these candidates, including several prominent names, will help it win the upcoming elections in Karnataka.