BJP announces names of 6 candidates for Karnataka legislative council election

Updated On : 16 Nov , 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
New Delhi :

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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