Karnataka polls: Angry over ticket distribution, Congress workers vandalise party office

Karnataka polls: Angry over ticket distribution, Congress workers vandalise party office
Karnataka polls

Karnataka polls: Angry over ticket distribution, Congress workers vandalise party office

As soon as the Congress Party released its first list of 218 candidates for the upcoming Karnataka polls on April 15, the party workers turned furious over the decision, particularly those name were not listed in the first list.

K’taka polls: Angry over ticket distribution, Congress workers vandalise party office

Bengaluru: The Congress workers on Monday vandalised the party office here, to protest against the distribution of tickets for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections. The incident happened after the Congress party announced its first least of candidate for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections.

As soon as the Congress Party released its first list of 218 candidates for the upcoming Karnataka polls on April 15, the party workers turned furious over the decision, particularly those name were not listed in the first list.

The party’s chief ministerial candidate Siddaramaiah will contest from the Chamundeshwari constituency. Siddaramaiah’s son Dr Yatheendra will contest from Varuna constituency.

Karnataka Home Minister R Ramalinga Reddy will contest from BTM Layout, while his daughter Sowmya Reddy will contest from Jayanagar The Congress is yet to release candidate list for five seats. Karnataka will go to polls on May 12 to elect its representatives for the 225-member assembly.

Siddaramaiah had made his debut in the assembly in 1983 from Chamundeshwari on a Lok Dal ticket from where he had won five times and tasted defeat twice.

Sources said that while the party has dropped 12 sitting MLAs, all the ministers were given a ticket.

The first list includes at least 15 women candidates and the names of the seven former Janata Dal-Secular and two ex-Bharatiya Janata Party legislators who joined the party earlier this year.

Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy will contest the polls from BTM Layout and his daughter Soumya R from the Jayanagara Assembly constituency (Bengaluru).

Law minister T B Jayachandra’s son Santosh Jayachandra was given a ticket from the Chikanayakanhalli Assembly seat (Tumkur).

Senior Congress leader’s son Priyank Kharge was given a ticket and he will contest the polls from the Chitapur (Reserved) seat in Gulbarga district.