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Karnataka Elections LIVE: Miffed BSY Still Pushing for Son But Party High Command Unconvinced

News18.com | April 24, 2018, 9:14 AM IST
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BS Yeddyurappa's son Vijayendra may still decide to enter the political battlefield and contest from Varuna constituency. After the BJP denied him a ticket, there was a huge uproar among party cadre in Mysore. An angry Yeddyurappa has told party high command that Vijayendra must contest but the decision-making group is not convinced. Meanwhile, sources are saying that Vijayendra has kept his nomination papers ready as some BJP candidates from Mysore are threatening to quit the party. Varuna was supposed to witness the big fight between Siddaramaiah's son Yathendra and Yeddyurappa's son but that seems unlikely for now. Yesterday's BJP fourth list also had no place for Yeddyurappa's close aide Shobha Karandlaje. The party is yet to make up its mind on four constituencies. Today is the last date to file nominations.

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Apr 24, 2018 9:08 am (IST)

Sources said that B S Yeddyurappa's son Vijayendra may contest from Varuna. After party denied him a ticket, there was a huge protest in Mysore. An angry Yeddyurappa has told high command that Vijayendra must contest, but the high command is not ready. Vijayendra has kept his nomination papers ready. Some BJP candidates from Mysore have threatened to quit the party after Vijayendra was denied ticket.

Apr 23, 2018 6:02 pm (IST)

MOILY ON CONGRESS MANIFESTO | Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily says that the party would soon release its manifesto for Karnataka. The manifesto committee has already prepared a draft manifesto and is awaiting the approval from Rahul Gandhi to release it. He revealed that apart from Bengaluru, it focuses on transformative changes for development, social justice and agriculture. 
On tickets given to Janardhan Reddy's aides, Moily said that it reflects the fact that the BJP has become desperate. “They are not finding good and genuine candidates that is why they have ransacked and put any candidate. Whether they are tainted or not, whether they are criminals or not doesn’t matter.” 
“They have released four lists which shows the instability in the minds of BJP leadership, whereas the Congress released 218 seats in one go that shows our stability.”

Apr 23, 2018 4:11 pm (IST)
Apr 23, 2018 4:09 pm (IST)

READ | Karnataka Polls: BJP Fields Another Reddy Brother in Third List

BJP has released its third list of 59 candidates on Friday for the Karnataka assembly elections.

Apr 23, 2018 4:02 pm (IST)

REDDY BROTHERS | BJP on Friday fielded Karunakar Reddy, one of the Reddy brothers - tainted mining barons - from Harapanahalli as it released its third list of 59 candidates on Friday for the Karnataka assembly elections. The party had in its second list released earlier fielded another of three Reddy brothers, Somashekhara Reddy, from Ballari. Reddy brothers have been accused in the past of illegal mining.

Apr 23, 2018 3:59 pm (IST)

Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily says on Twitter: “Congress has released the list of candidates already while BJP & JD(S) are struggling to find candidates. Only Congress has a pan-Karnataka presence & JD(S) is the B-Team of BJP.”

Apr 23, 2018 3:57 pm (IST)

Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily tweets: "BJP has been taken over by the Reddy Brothers. Several MLA tickets have been given to their family members. Even today, yet another of their relative has been given a ticket in Bengaluru. BJP seems to have not learnt their lesson from their 2008-13 disastrous tenure."

Apr 23, 2018 3:06 pm (IST)

The much-talked about assembly constituencies — Badami and Varuna — are missing from the BJP's fourth list. BJP is yet to make up its mind on the remaining four constituencies and tomorrow is the last date to file nominations. The ticket for Varuna, where BS Yeddyurappa's son B.Y. Vijayendra was expected to contest, has also not announced yet. Earlier in the day, Yeddyurappa said his son won't contest the upcoming election which led to the ruckus at party's Mysore office. The party is yet to announce its candidate in Badami. 

Apr 23, 2018 2:55 pm (IST)

BJP releases the fourth list for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 but it is still incomplete. The party is still deciding on four constituencies. Jaggesh will contest from Yeshwantpur, while the comedian wanted a seat in Tumakuru district. Meanwhile, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje, who was seen actively campaigning for the party in Yeshwantpur, won't be contesting elections this time.

Apr 23, 2018 2:20 pm (IST)

Addressing a convention in Mysore, BJP state president and CM hopeful BS Yeddyurappa has said that his son Vijayendra will not be contesting against CM Siddaramaiah's son Yathindra from Varuna constituency. The announcement was met with an uproar from party workers, who created a ruckus and even threw chairs.

Apr 23, 2018 12:34 pm (IST)

Bharatiya Janata Party General Secretary who is in-charge of Karnataka said there is nothing wrong in Janardhana Reddy campaigning for BJP. Though his name is not in BJP's campaigners' list, he can still campaign.

Apr 23, 2018 12:27 pm (IST)

Mandya MLA and popular Sandalwood actor Ambareesh have expressed that he does not wish to contest in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. He asked Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President Dr. G Parameshwara to offer the ticket to his associate,  Amaravathi  Chandrashekar. 

Apr 23, 2018 11:25 am (IST)

The Bharatiya Janata Party criticised Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah for contesting from Badami.  The BJP took to Twitter and said "Siddaramaiah has accepted defeat even before the war has begun. By contesting from Badami he has proved two things: 1. He has no confidence in winning from his own hometown. 2. By choosing a Kuruba dominant constituency, he showed he is no more than a 'one caste' leader."

Apr 23, 2018 10:09 am (IST)

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah took to Twitter to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I am looking forward to a thundering speech on corruption by PM @narendramodi on 1st May!," the tweet reads.

Apr 22, 2018 2:58 pm (IST)

Congress MLA NA Haris is re-nominated from Shanthinagara Assembly seat in Bengaluru, weeks after putting his ticket on hold over the assault allegations against his son Mohammad Nalapad. The state Congress had earlier decided against giving him the ticket after his son generated negative publicity with the alleged assault on a youth at a high-end pub in Bengaluru two months ago. However, after scouting for a suitable candidate who could replace Haris, the ruling Congress seems to have fallen back on the two-time MLA to win the seat again. Haris’ son Mohammad Nalapad has been expelled from the Youth Congress two months ago after the assault which hit national headlines. The Karnataka High Court dismissed his bail application and the state government filed a caveat in the Supreme Court opposing his bail.  Haris is a two-time MLA from Shanthinagara, a Muslim, Christian and Dalit-dominated Assembly seat in Bengaluru. 

Apr 22, 2018 2:53 pm (IST)

Congress releases final list of 11 candidates for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. There are four changes in the list released today. No ticket for HS Chandramouli, the lawyer for absconding businessman Mehul Choksi. Chandramouli was chosen as the candidate from Madikeri. Now, KP Chandrakala will contest from Madikeri. 

Apr 22, 2018 2:36 pm (IST)

Reacting to BJP's Sadananda Gowda's demand that the Election Commission should reject Siddaramaiah's nomination for "providing wrong information", Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said "Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji also contested election from two seats. He (Siddaramaiah) is contesting election from the two constituencies (Chamundeshwari and Badami) under directions by Party's High Command."

Apr 22, 2018 2:30 pm (IST)

Udupi-Chikmagalur BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje likely to get an assembly ticket from Yashwanthpur in Bengaluru. She won from there in 2008 by a slender margin of 1000 votes.

Apr 22, 2018 1:52 pm (IST)

Sitting BJP MLA Revu Naik Belamagi joins Janata Dal-Secular. Earlier in the day, he has threatened to quit the party after being denied a ticket. Belamagi is a five-time MLA from Gulbarga district and a Scheduled Caste (SC) leader. He further alleged that "BJP is giving importance to criminals over honest people."

Apr 22, 2018 12:13 pm (IST)

Denied ticket from Sagar Assembly Constituency, former BJP MLA Belur Gopalakrishna joins Congress today. Gopalkrishna said he will support his relative Kagodu Thimmappa this time. Meanwhile, Bijapur district's President Vittal Katakadonda also joined the Congress party today after BJP denied him a ticket from Nagathana SC seat.

Apr 22, 2018 10:39 am (IST)

The Congress, meanwhile, ended the suspense over the Badami seat, the second seat that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would be contesting from. He had earlier this week file his nomination from Chamundeshwari seat and would file papers from Badami on April 24. 

Apr 22, 2018 10:38 am (IST)

Sitting BJP MLA Revu Naik Belamagi, meanwhile, has threatened to quit the party after being denied a ticket. Belamagi is a five-time MLA from Gulbarga district and a Scheduled Caste (SC) leader.  He further alleges that "BJP is giving importance to criminals over honest people."

Apr 22, 2018 10:28 am (IST)

Former BJP minister V Somanna's son Arun Somanna has reportedly refused to contest from Arasikere in Hassan district. The state unit of BJP picked Arun Somanna, son of former minister V Somanna, for Arasikere Assembly constituency, but the leaders are in a quandary as the candidate has opted out on grounds that he prefers to contest from an urban seat. Mr Arun Somanna, a resident of Bengaluru was picked by BJP leaders for Arasikere since he has the support of a significant number of Lingayat voters, despite opposition from the local unit with office bearers suggesting a local candidate.

Apr 22, 2018 10:18 am (IST)

The Congress and the BJP are making last-minute changes to their candidates’ list for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. Since Minister for Planning and Statistics, Science and Technology MR Seetharam has decided against contesting from the Malleswaram constituency in Bengaluru, the party is now fielding Kengal Sreepada Renu, grandson of the late CM Kengal Hanumanthiah from there. 

Apr 21, 2018 5:32 pm (IST)

Siddaramaiah asks Muralidhara Rao to tweet in Kannada or English, as he doesn't understand Hindi

Apr 21, 2018 5:28 pm (IST)

on the day veteran leader and former finance minister in the NDA government Yashwant Sinha decided to snap ties with BJP, its ripple could be felt in Karnataka as well. Taking note of the development, CM Siddaramaiah wished him health and fulfilment. The CM also used the opportunity to take a jibe at the BJP leadership in the state. He tweeted,"It seems in BJP all honest senior leaders above 75 are being forced to take sanyas; except those who have the qualification of being former #JailBirds."

Apr 21, 2018 4:39 pm (IST)


The crimes against women have increased in the last four years: Khushbu, Congress spokesperson 

Apr 21, 2018 4:36 pm (IST)

Ordinance of death penalty for those raping minors is just a jumla: Khushbu, Congress spokesperson

Apr 21, 2018 4:35 pm (IST)

When Nirbhaya incident happened, PM Modi was the loudest voice saying women are not safe in the UPA rule. Today the same PM goes to London and says a rape is a rape, don't politicise it: Khushbu Sundar, Congress Spokesperson

Apr 21, 2018 3:13 pm (IST)

Two weeks after BJP chief Amit Shah said that they had nothing to do with the controversial Reddy brothers, Janardhana Reddy is seen sharing stage with Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Yeddyurappa. All four members of the Reddy clan have now got BJP tickets. Janardhana is now openly campaigning for the BJP. 

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Karnataka Elections LIVE: Miffed BSY Still Pushing for Son But Party High Command Unconvinced
File photo of Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa.
BS Yeddyurappa's son Vijayendra may still decide to enter the political battlefield and contest from Varuna constituency. After the BJP denied him a ticket, there was a huge uproar among party cadre in Mysore. An angry Yeddyurappa has told party high command that Vijayendra must contest but the decision-making group is not convinced. Meanwhile, sources are saying that Vijayendra has kept his nomination papers ready as some BJP candidates from Mysore are threatening to quit the party. Varuna was supposed to witness the big fight between Siddaramaiah's son Yathendra and Yeddyurappa's son but that seems unlikely for now. Yesterday's BJP fourth list also had no place for Yeddyurappa's close aide Shobha Karandlaje. The party is yet to make up its mind on four constituencies. Today is the last date to file nominations.

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