MLC polls on June 11: Congress, BJP announce candidates

MLC polls on June 11: Congress, BJP announce candidates

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The Congress on Wednesday announced its candidates for the biennial elections to 11 seats of the Karnataka Legislative Council to be held on June 11.

Sitting MLCs C M Ibrahim and K Govindaraj, Aravind Kumar S Arali of Bidar and K Harish Kumar of Dakshina Kannada are the party candidates for coming polls, said a statement from the party.

Similarly, the BJP also announced its five candidates names for biennial elections. The BJP candidates are: S Rudregowda of Shivamogga, businessman K P Nanjundi of Bengaluru, party state general secretary N Ravi Kumar, former MP Tejaswini Gowda and sitting MLC Raghunath Malkapure of Bidar.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said in Bengaluru that his father and party supremo H D Deve Gowda would decide candidates for the Council elections.

Of the 11 seats, the JD(S) can elect two on the basis of its strength in the Legislative Assembly. It is learnt that party general secretary B M Farookh is one of the top contenders for the ticket.

Sources also said that the party leadership was not in favour of fielding any of the candidates defeated in the Assembly elections.