Press Esc to close
Saturday 25 October 2014
News updated at 3:33 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Karnataka poll: Issues, key contestants

May 3, 2013, IANS:
File Photo

* Corruption scandals of the BJP government in Karnataka and of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre have dominated the poll campaign.
* The Congress claims Karnataka's development has been stalled by the BJP's corruption.
* The BJP has hit back, terming the UPA as the most corrupt government India has seen.

* Key contestants:

BJP:


Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, from Hubli-Dharwad Central. He is the BJP's chief ministerial candidate.
Deputy Chief Ministers K.S. Eshwarappa, from Shimoga and R. Ashok, from Padmanabhanagar in Bangalore.

Congress:

State Congress chief G. Parameshwara, from Koratagere in Tumkur and Siddaramaiah, from Varuna in Mysore (Both are chief ministerial aspirants).

Janata Dal-Secular:

Former chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, from Ramanangaram.
His wife Anita Kumaraswamy, from the neighbouring Chennapatna.
His brother H.D. Revanna, from Holenarsipur in Hassan.
(The siblings are sons of JD-S president and former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda)

KJP:

Its chief, B.S. Yeddyurappa, from Shikaripura in Shimoga.
His staunch follower Shobha Karandlaje, from Rajajinagar in Bangalore. She is taking on Law Minister S. Suresh Kumar.

* Richest candidate: Priya Krishna (29) of the Congress, Vijayanagara in Bangalore. A realtor, his total assets are over Rs. 910 crore (Rs.9.1 billion) and liabilities around Rs. 777 crore (Rs. 7.7 billion).

* Film actors in the fray:

M.H. Ambareesh (Congress) from Mandya in Mandya district.

Pooja Gandhi, born in Punjab, (BSR Congress) from Raichur in north Karnataka.
BSR Congress has been floated by B. Sriramulu, former BJP minister and associate of jailed mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy.
Sriramulu is fighting from Bellary Rural.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
College students walk in drizzle in Srinagar…

College students walk in drizzle in Srinagar…

People wait as three wild elephants cross…

People wait as three wild elephants cross…

Army soldiers display arms and ammunition recovered…

Army soldiers display arms and ammunition recovered…

Army Personnel inspecting their damaged vehicle…

Army Personnel inspecting their damaged vehicle…

Army personnel take positions during an encounter…

Army personnel take positions during an encounter…

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inspecting…

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inspecting…

Residents look for their belongings after a fire…

Residents look for their belongings after a fire…

Rush at Moradabad Railway Station on the eve of Bhai Dooj…

Rush at Moradabad Railway Station on the eve of Bhai Dooj…

Devotees collecting Puja Pasadam during Govardhan Puja…

Devotees collecting Puja Pasadam during Govardhan Puja…

Sikh religious warriors display their skills as they ride…

Sikh religious warriors display their skills as they ride…

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523