Fake candidates list for Karnataka election sends Congress into tizzy

Malikayya Venkayya Guttedar

Until now, no central election committee meeting has been held regarding the Karnataka Assembly elections, " he said.

With the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 around the corner, it seems local leaders in the state are trying to secure their political career by jumping parties.

Meanwhile, Janata Dal Secular has already announced candidates for 126 constituencies. Congress is expected to repose its faith in most sitting legislators. While the Congress has picked incumbent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah as its CM face, the BJP has nominated former CM B S Yeddyurappa. He said that the community members remained firmly behind BJP and "only one or two swami jis" seem to have said such a thing. Party sources said that the idea to let Siddaramaiah fight from Badami is to strengthen the Congress prospects in North Karnataka.

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Among the candidates are numerous party's 48 sitting or outgoing legislators from the state's northern, central and southern region, including Bengaluru, which has 28 assembly constituencies.

Soon after a fake list of Congress candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka was circulated on social media on Tuesday, the party clarified that it was a "fake press release and AICC has not issued anything regarding this". Earlier, the BJP top brass, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, had met on Sunday night to finalise the candidates for the polls. She also said that they would field candidates in 2019 Lok Sabha elections also.

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