BJP announces names of 6 candidates for Karnataka legislative council election

16 November 2017, 01:32 AM
BJP announces names of 6 candidates for Karnataka legislative council election
BJP announces names of 6 candidates for Karnataka legislative council election

The BJP on Wednesday announced the names of candidates for all six seats for Karnataka legislative council elections, which are due shortly.

The names include Ayanur Manjunath from South-West Graduates constituency, Ganesh Karnik from South-West Teachers constituency, B Niranjan Murthy from South Teachers constituency, KB Shrinivas from North-East Graduates constituency, Haalanur S Lepakshi from South-East Teachers constituency and A Devegowda for Bangalore Graduates constituency.

The names were finalised in the party's central election committee chaired by BJP chief Amit Shah and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The Karnataka legislative council comprises of 75 members, out of which 25 are elected by the state legislative, 25 by local authorities, 7 by graduates and 7 by teachers.

The Karnataka governor nominates 11 members to the state legislative council.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Thursday, November 16, 2017 01:22 AM
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