MLC elections: Congress releases candidate list; Manjunath Bhandari gets ticket for Dakshina Kannada


Team Udayavani, Nov 22, 2021, 6:53 PM IST

Bengaluru: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) officially declared the list of its candidates for biennial elections to the Legislative Councils of Karnataka on Monday.

A press release by AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik states the names of 17 candidates for the ensuing biennial elections to the State Legislative Council of Karnataka from Local Authorities’ Constituencies.

The party has chosen Manjunatha Bhandari as its candidate for the DK-Udupi constituency which had caused a lot of confusion. There were rumors that cooperatives leader and SCDCC Bank chairman Dr Rajendra Kumar would be fielded from here.

The Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the following persons as party candidates:

Gulbarga (Kalburgi) — Shivananda Patil Martur

Belagavi — Channaraja Basavaraja Hattiholi

Uttara Kannada —  Bhimanna Naik

Hubli-Dharwad-Gadag- Haveri —  Salaam Ahmed

Raichur  — Sarana Gouda Annadana Gouda Patil

Chitradurga — B. Somashekhar

Shimoga —  R. Prasanna Kumar

Dakshin Kannada — Manjunath Bhandari

Chikmagalur —  A.V. Gayatri Shantegowda

Hassan — M. Shankar

Tumkur — R. Rajendra

Mandya —  M.G. Gooli Gowda

Bangalore Rural  — S. Ravi

Kodagu — Dr. Mantar Gowda

Bijapur-Bagalkot  — Sunil Gowda Patil

Mysore-Chamarajanagar — Dr. D. Thimmaiah

Bellary — K.C. Kondaiah

According to the Election Commission, the elections for legislative council seats for Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka will take place on December 10 for 25 seats from the 20 local authorities’ constituencies.

The last date of filing of nominations is November 23 and the Scrutiny of the nominations paper will be held on November 24, the EC said. The last date for withdrawal of candidatures is November 26. It added. The counting of votes would take place on December 14.

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