Karnataka Election Updates: BS Yeddyurappa's Son Vijayendra Not To Contest Assembly Polls

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: The battle for Karnataka has been high-pitched, with both the Congress and the BJP putting out aggressive campaigns in the state.

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Karnataka Election Updates: BS Yeddyurappa's Son  Vijayendra Not To Contest Assembly Polls

Karnataka Assembly Election: Siddaramaiah filed his nomination from the Chamundeshwari seat on Friday.

New Delhi: 
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be filing his nomination from a second seat - that of Badami in North Karnataka - for the assembly elections to be held in May. As expected, the chief minister is already contesting from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru, his home district instead of Varuna. Instead Varuna has gone to Mr Siddaramaiah's younger son Yatheendra, a doctor who would make his debut in this election. Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa's son Vijayendra will not contest from a BJP ticket in Varuna seat. As the fourth list of the BJP was released without any mention of Varuna, Mr Yeddyurappa confirmed to NDTV that his son will not be contesting from the seat. "I am not unhappy. We decided that my son won't contest from Varuna," Mr Yeddyurappa told NDTV, adding that the decision was taken with the permission of the party's central leadership.

The battle for Karnataka has been high-pitched, with both the Congress and the BJP putting out aggressive campaigns in the state. BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi have been leading their party's election campaign in the southern state. Karnataka will hold elections for its 224-seat assembly on May 12 and the result will be announced three days later.


Here are the highlights of the Karnataka election nomination filing: 


Apr 23, 2018
18:10 (IST)

BJP workers protest against the party for not giving a ticket to BY Vijayendra to fight the Karnataka assembly election.
Apr 23, 2018
18:04 (IST)
BY Vijayendra was unable to move out of his hotel because of the thick layers of supporters who had gathered outside. The BJP workers have threatened that would resign en masse and vote for HD Deve Gowda's Janata Dal (Secular).
Apr 23, 2018
18:03 (IST)
BJP workers broke down, distressed by what they see as a betrayal of their leader. Shouting slogans against BJP chief Amit Shah and senior party leader Ananth Kumar, angry workers damaged furniture.
Apr 23, 2018
15:44 (IST)

"I am not unhappy. We decided that my son won't contest from Varuna," BS Yeddyurappa told NDTV, adding that the decision was taken with the permission of the party's central leadership. "Vijayendra worked hard on this seat. He will now campaign in many seats in this area," he added.
Apr 23, 2018
14:55 (IST)
BS Yeddyurappa's Vijayendra not to contest Karnataka Polls.
Apr 23, 2018
14:12 (IST)
BJP also took to Twitter to criticize Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for his decision to contest from Badami. 


Apr 23, 2018
14:08 (IST)
Karnataka Chief Minister also took to Twitter to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Apr 23, 2018
14:07 (IST)
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be filing his nomination from a second seat - that of Badami in North Karnataka tomorrow.
Apr 23, 2018
12:36 (IST)
The 2018 Assembly election in Karnataka is being pitched as a direct battle between incumbent chief minister Siddaramaiah of the Congress Party and BS Yeddyurappa, who the BJP have projected as their chief-ministerial candidate. Mr Yeddyurappa has been a former chief minister of Karnataka from May 2008 to July 2011.
Apr 23, 2018
11:49 (IST)
BS Yeddyurappa Ahead Of Karnataka Polls: "Ready To Face Siddaramaiah In Badami"
With Karnataka Assembly elections just a few weeks away, state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday said he was ready to contest against Siddaramaiah from Badami, the Chief Minister's second constituency, if the party's national president Amit Shah asked him to do so." 
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