BJP Shortlists candidates for 28 Seats in Karnataka, Karnataka state BJP core committee has shortlisted candidates, Arvind Limbavali. The BJP’s Karnataka unit said today that it has shortlisted candidates for all the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies and the party’s central election committee would soon take a call on it.
BJP general secretary and state unit in-charge P Muralidhar Rao, BJP organising secretary (in-charge south India) B L Santosh, former chief ministers D V Sadananda Gowda and Jagadish Shettar were among those who attended the meeting.
Limbavali also informed reporters that senior Congress leader from Hassan, A Manju is set to join the BJP. Manju, a well-known critic of Gowdas, is expected to join the BJP after his meeting with Yeddyurappa.
The party has planned to field Nikhil Gowda, grandson of former prime minister HD Deve Gowda and son of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.
The meeting held in Bengaluru headed by state party President B S Yeddyurappa shortlisted the candidates in the presence of national General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao, South India in charge General Secretary B L Santosh and others. The shortlisted names will be submitted to the BJP Central Election Committee for a final decision.