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JD(S) releases first list for Karnataka bypolls; fields 10 candidates

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The former Chief Minister has already announced that his party would support Sharath Bachegowda, son of BJP MP from Chikkaballapur B.N. Bachegowda, as he is contesting as an Independent.

A day after Supreme Court’s verdict that cleared the air on disqualified legislators, Janata Dal (Secular) released its list of candidates for 10 of 15 assembly constituencies going for by polls on December 5.

While the names were announced by JD(S) State president H.K. Kumaraswamy, former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said that the rest of the 4 names will be announced on Friday. The former Chief Minister has already announced that his party would support Sharath Bachegowda, son of BJP MP from Chikkaballapur B.N. Bachegowda, as he is contesting as an Independent.

Of the three constituencies earlier represented by the party, names of the candidates for K.R. Pet (Devaraj) and Hunsur (Somashekar) has been announced while the candidate for Mahalakshmi layout has been kept pending. Among those named to contest on JD(S) symbol include former Minister N.M. Nabi from Vijayanagar and former legislator K.P. Bachegowda from Chikkaballapur.

The party has named Chaitra Gowda A. from Yellapura, Ujenappa Jatteppa Kodihalli from Hirekerur, Mallikarjuna Halageri from Ranibennur, C. Krishnamurthy from K.R. Puram, T.N. Javarayi Gowda from Yeshwanthpura and Tanveer Ahmedulla from Shivajinagar.

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