Congress on Tuesday clarified that it had not released any list of candidates for the Assembly elections in Karnataka.
As soon as news of the list broke out, Congress announced that the list was fake. Jolle is presently the sitting member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. The sources claimed that their party would see much less infighting and rebellion than the BJP as it will reach out to the rebels.
BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa appeared unfazed despite Lingayat seers lending support to the Congress.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said the Congress party had not yet finalised the list of candidates for the upcoming state assembly polls and that a "fake" list was in circulation to create confusion.
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The list was released by senior leader JP Nadda after party's top brass met last night to decide on the candidate list.
Veteran state leaders Jagadish Shettar and KS Eswarappa would contest from Hubli Dharwad Central and Shimoga Assembly seats, respectively, media reports said.
The list of names was made public following a meeting of the BJP's Central Election Committee at the party headquarters in Delhi. However, Yeddyurappa merged the entity with the BJP before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and was elected to the Lok Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa were in attendance at the meeting, among others.