Karnataka Election 2023: Congress releases fifth list of candidates, changed candidate against CM Bommai

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Karnataka Election 2023: The Congress on Wednesday (April 19) released its fifth list of candidates for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. It is pertinent to mention that the grand old party has made a minor change by changing the candidate against the current state Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. The Congress has changed the Shiggaon assembly candidate from where the BJP has fielded CM Basavaraj Bommai.

In its fourth list, the party had fielded Mohd Yusuf Savanur from Shiggaon Assembly seat, from where Bommai is the BJP candidate. Bommai represents the Shiggaon constituency in the outgoing assembly. After the announcement of Yusuf Savanur, the party has now given ticket to Yasir Ahmed Khan Pathan from Shiggaon.

Sachin Pilot’s name missing from the list of star campaigners

Earlier in the day, Congress released the list of star campaigners for the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections. The list includes names of party president Mallikarjun Kharge, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Rahul GandhiPriyanka Gandhi Vadra, State Chief DK Shivakumar, LOP Siddaramaiah, Jagadish Shettar, Shashi Tharoor And to campaign for the other party.

However, the name of former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and party leader Sachin Pilot removed from the list and the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot Included in the list of 40-star campaigners for the upcoming elections.

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Congress has given ticket to Jagadish Shettar

The Congress on Tuesday released its fourth list of 7 candidates for the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023. The party has fielded Jagdish Shettar from Hubballi-Dharwad-Central, who recently resigned from the BJP and joined the Congress. Shettar’s resignation led to a major political battle in the state. Earlier on April 15, the grand old party had released its third list featuring 16 new faces for the polls. Notably, the party also turned down senior leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s request to contest from another seat – Kolar.

The state will go to polls in a single phase on May 10, while the results will be declared on May 13. Notably, the term of the 224-member Karnataka Assembly ends on May 24. Speaking at the press conference, Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar said that more than 9.17 lakh first-time voters would participate in the upcoming elections in Karnataka.

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