Karnataka Election 2018: A Look At Heavyweight Candidates

BJP's B Sreeramulu, Janardhan Reddy's close aide and sitting lawmaker, will be fighting from Badami against Congress' Siddaramaiah, the current chief minister of the state.

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Karnataka Election 2018: A Look At Heavyweight Candidates

Karnataka election result will be announced on May 15.


New Delhi: 

Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 will be held for 223 constituencies on Saturday. A total of 2,636 candidates are in the poll fray with BJP, Congress and JD (S) as the main contesting parties. After a high-voltage campaign, often turning bitter and personal, all eyes are set on the heavyweights. Here's a low down on the main candidates fighting the Karnataka election 2018:  

BJP's B Sreeramulu, Janardhan Reddy's close aide and sitting lawmaker, who is fighting from Badami against Congress' Siddaramaiah, the current chief minister of the state and BJP's chief ministerial candidate and sitting lawmaker from Shikaripura constituency are among the top candidates for Karnataka Assembly Elections.

Other heavyweights from the BJP include - Jagadish Shettar, leader of Opposition and former chief minister from Hubli-Dharwad-Central, G Somashekara Reddy and G Karunakara Reddy, the famous Reddy brothers involved in illegal mining, from Bellary City and Harapanahalli respectively. Senior BJP leaders K S Eshwarappa (Shimoga) , S Suresh Kumar (Rajajinagar), R Ashoka (Padmanabanagar) are also to watch out for in Karnataka election 2018.
 

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From Congress, the list of heavyweights for Karnataka poll 2018 include Rahim Khan (Bidar), H K Patil (Gadag), R V Deshpande (Haliyal), five times lawmaker KB Koliwad from Ranebennur, Anil H Lad from Bellary City, Kagodu Thimmappa from Sagar, President of the KPCC - G Parameshwara from Koratagere, KR Ramesh Kumar from Srinivaspur, Krishna Byregowda contesting from Byatarayanapura and K J George from Sarvagnanagar.

Bengaluru Mayor R Sampath Raj from CV Raman Nagar, veteran Congressman R Roshan Baig from Shivajinagar, working president of KPCC Dinesh Gundu Rao from Gandhinagar, State Home Minister and six times lawmaker Ramalinga Reddy from BTM Layout, state minister of energy DK Shivakumar from Kanakapura and Yathindra Siddaramaiah, son of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, contesting from Varuna constituency, are some of the heavyweights from the Congress party for Karnataka polls 2018.
 

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Among the heavyweights from JD (S) are - S Madhu Bangarappa, son of former CM S Bangarappa who is contesting from Sorab constituency. HD Kumaraswamy, party state president and former chief minister from Ramanagaram, H D Revanna, son of HD Devegowda, fighting from Holenarasipur, AH Vishwanath from Hunsur, Chikkanna from Heggadadevankote, GT Devegowda from Chamundeshwari and KS Rangappa from Chamaraja.
 

Const NoConst NameCand IDCandidateProfileWINNER 2013Party
10023Badami1B SreeramuluJanardhan Reddy's close aide & sitting MPChimmanakatti B BhimappaBJP
10023Badami2SiddaramaiahChief MinisterChimmanakatti B BhimappaCong
10040Chittapur2Priyank KhargeSon of Mallikarjun KhargePriyank KhargeCong
10050Bidar2Rahim Khan2 times MLA & Current Chairman of Karnataka State Warehousing CorporationGurupadappa NagamarpalliCong
10073Hubli-Dharwad-Central1Jagadish ShettarLeader of Opposition & former CMJagadish ShettarBJP
10076Haliyal1R V DeshpandeMinister for Medium & Heavy IndustriesR V DeshpandeCong
10094Bellary City1Anil H LadSitting MLA contesting against Somashekar ReddyAnil H LadCong
10094Bellary City4G Somashekara ReddyOne of the famous Reddy Brothers accused in illegal miningAnil H LadBJP
10097Molakalmuru3B SreeramuluJanardhan Reddy's close aide & sitting MPS ThippeswamyBJP
10104Harapanahalli1G Karunakara ReddyOne of the famous Reddy Brothers accused in illegal miningM P RavindraBJP
10113Shimoga1K S EshwarappaSenior BJP leaderK B Prasanna KumarBJP
10115Shikaripura2B S YeddyurappaChief Ministerial Candidate & Sitting MPB S YeddyurappaBJP
10116Sorab1S Kumara BangarappaStanding against his brother Madhu BangarappaS Madhu BangarappaBJP
10116Sorab2S Madhu BangarappaSitting MLA, Son of former CM S BangarappaS Madhu BangarappaJD(S)
10134Koratagere1G ParameshwaraPresident of the KPCCP R Lal SudhakaraCong
10152Byatarayanapura1Krishna ByregowdaMinister of Agriculture for State & General Secy of KPCCKrishna ByregowdaCong
10161C. V. RamannNagar3R Sampath RajBengaluru MayorS RaghuCong
10162Shivajinagar2R Roshan BaigVeteran CongressmanR Roshan BaigCong
10164Gandhinagar1Dinesh Gundu RaoWorking President of KPCCDinesh Gundu RaoCong
10171Padmanabanagar1R AshokaFormer Home MinisterR AshokaBJP
10172B.T.M. Layout2Ramalinga ReddyState Home Minister & 6 times MLARamalinga ReddyCong
10183Ramanagaram2H D KumaraswamyParty State President & Former CMH D KumaraswamyJD(S)
10184Kanakapura3D K ShivakumarMinister of EnergyD K ShivakumarCong
10185Channapatna1H D KumaraswamyParty State President & Former CMC P YogeshwaraJD(S)
10197Holenarasipur3H D RevannaSon of H D DevegowdaH D RevannaJD(S)
10215Chamundeshwari2G T Devegowda3 times MLAG T DevegowdaJD(S)
10215Chamundeshwari3SiddaramaiahChief MinisterG T DevegowdaCong
10219Varuna3Yathindra SiddaramaiahSon of Chief Minister SiddaramaiahSiddaramaiahCong





Subramanyam Sharma, All India Mahila Empowerment Party (AIMEP) party leader and grandson of former presidents VV Giri and S Radhakrishnan is also among the list of heavyweight candidates for Karnataka election 2018.

 



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