BJP’s second list of Karnataka election candidates likely on April 11: Yeddyurappa
Amid reports of discontentment among aspirants who did not get tickets, the chief minister hopeful said he would talk to them and assure them of suitable opportunity when BJP comes to power.karnataka Updated: Apr 09, 2018 18:54 IST
The BJP’s Karnataka unit chief BS Yeddyurappa said on Monday that the second list of party candidates for the May 12 assembly election in the state is likely to be announced on April 11.
The former chief minister also announced that he wouldfile his nomination from Shikaripura in Shivamogga district on April 19.
“We have announced a list of 72 candidates on Sunday night; on Wednesday another list of 65-70 candidates will bereleased. Later, in the days to come, the remaining candidates’ list will be announced,” he told reporters in Bengaluru.
BJP had announced the first list of 72 candidates on Sunday night night with names of Yeddyurappa and other party veterans like Jagadish Shettar and KS Eswarappa figuring in it.
They will be contesting from Shikaripura, Hubli DharwadCentral and Shivamogga Assembly seats, respectively.
Meanwhile, there are reports of discontent among aspirants who did not get the tickets, from different parts of the state. Stating that such voices of discontent are commonin all parties during ticket distribution, Yeddyurappa said he would talk to all those who are dissatisfied.
“We will try to convince them by assuring them of suitable opportunity when our government comes to power,” he said.
BJP has announced Yeddyurappa as its chief ministerial candidate, with a target of winning 150 out of 224 assembly seats and coming back to power after a gap of five years.