Karnataka: Congress names three candidates for Council elections


Team Udayavani, Oct 5, 2020, 9:00 AM IST

Bengaluru: The Congress state unit on Sunday announced its candidates for three of the four Legislative Council seats that will go for elections on October 28.

The selected candidates are Sharanappa Mattur, Praveen Peter, and R M Kuberappa. KPCC president D K Shivakumar gave away the ‘B’ forms to the candidates.

Mattur, whose term ended earlier this year, has been renamed the party candidate for the North East Teachers’ Constituency. Mattur, a strong candidate, will take on BJP’s former MLC Shashil

Praveen Peter has been picked to respresent the Bengaluru teachers’ constituency and Kuberappa for the West Graduates’constituency. The party is yet to name a candidate for the South-East Graduates’ seat, but former JDS MLC Ramesh Babu is said to be the frontrunner.

Four seats in the council fell vacant after completion of the term of R Chowdareddy Thoopalli and Puttanna of JDS, S V Sankanur of BJP and Sharanappa Mattur of Congress in South-East Graduates’, Bangalore Teachers, West Graduates’ and North East Teachers’ constituencies, respectively.

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