Former CM Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar in Congress’s first list for Karnataka polls | karnataka election news

Bengaluru: Former CM of Karnataka SiddaramaiahPCC President DK Shivakumar And former Union minister KH Muniyappa is among the 124 candidates the Congress announced in its first list on Saturday for the state assembly polls.
While Shivakumar will again contest from the Kanakapura constituency, which he has won thrice, Siddaramaiah will be fielded from Varuna in Mysuru, which is currently represented by his son Yathindra. The former CM is also harboring hopes of contesting from Kolar. “The decision will be taken by the party high command,” Siddaramaiah said. He contested from two seats – Chamundeshwari (Mysore) and Badami (Bagalkot) in 2018, but lost from Chamundeshwari seat. Sources said the party may agree to his request this time too. Muniyappa, a seven-time MP from Kolar, is seeking to enter the assembly for the first time in his three-decade-long political career. He has been fielded from the reserved constituency Devanahalli. In Muniyappa’s case, the Congress has ignored the ‘one-family-one-ticket’ rule, adopted during its plenary session in Jaipur last year, as his daughter Roopakala, a KGF MLA, is seeking re-election from the seat. Will contest elections.
The other father-son teams fighting it out were Shamanuru Sivashankarappa, 91, and S.S. As expected, the party has given tickets to 61 sitting MLAs, pending a decision on several seats held by Congress MLAs. Lingayats and Vokkaligas got a major share in the first list with 30 and 21 tickets respectively. Dalits have filed 18 nominations, STs 10, Muslims 8 and Brahmins and Kurubas five each.

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