Bengaluru : Congress announces its candidates for 124 constituencies just as election dates are about to be declared. This is the Party’s list in first phase and oe that includes PCC President DK Shivakumar, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and others.
Siddaramaiah will contest from Varuna constituency while Shivakumar will fight from Kanakapura. Former Deputy Chief Minister Parameshwara will contest from Koratagere; KH Muniappa from Devanahalli and Priyank Kharkhe from Chittapur. Priyank Kharkhe is the son of Congress President Mallikarjun Kharkhe.
The National Election Committee chaired by Mallikarjun Kharkhe released the finalised first phase list of candidates. Rahul Gandhi was also present at the meeting.