Jolle couple to enter from neighbouring seats in Belagavi

Annasaheb Jolle

For the first time in the district, a couple will be in the fray for Assembly elections. They will contest as BJP candidates from the neighbouring constituencies of Nippani and Chikkodi-Sadalga.

The BJP has announced the candidature of Shashikala Jolle from Nippani and her husband Annasaheb Jolle from Chikkodi-Sadalga.

Shashikala is the sitting legislator and has been renominated by the party for the May 12 election. Being defeated in the 2008 election by Congress candidate Kakasaheb Patil, she avenged the defeat by getting elected in the 2013 election.

Annasaheb Jolle had been defeated in the 2004 election from the Sadalga seat at the hands of veteran Congress leader Prakash Hukkeri.

This time, Annasaheb is up against Ganesh Hukkeri, Prakash's son, who is the Congress candidate.

Among other candidates from the same family contesting the elections are: Cooperation Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi from Gokak constituency and AICC secretary Satish Jarkiholi from Yamakanamaradi as Congress candidates and MLA Balachandra Jarkiholi as BJP candidate from the Arabhavi seat.

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