BJP releases second list of 82 candidates for Karnataka elections

Numerous 154 candidates declared in the first two lists were ministers & MLAs when BJP won Karnataka in 2008, but also face criminal & corruption charges.

The BJP's second list has come a day after the Congress come out with its first list of 218 candidates on Sunday.

Here's a look into how various issues and recent developments, such as granting minority status to the Lingayats, position of the Janata Dal (Secular) as a possible "King maker" and BJP, coming full circle in projecting BS Yeddyurappa as their CM candidate.

Candidates have not yet been announced for Sindagi, Nagathana, Kittur, Raichur, and Shantinagar segments.

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Supporters of party leader Anjana Murthy protested in Bengaluru after he was denied a ticket from the Nelamangala constituency, ANI reported. The list has 15 women candidates, five more than what the party had fielded in the previous Assembly elections. He wondered why the Congress President did not take any action against his party chief in Jammu and Kashmir for the same reason.

Though he was re-elected from the adjacent Varuna seat in Mysuru district in the May 2013 assembly polls, the party high command has agreed to field his son Yatindra from his home constituency this time. There was apparent dissent within the party; many leaders threatened to give up their membership even as their loyalists went on the rampage and vandalised party offices in Mandya, Mangaluru, Hangal, Badami and Kolar, among others.

Congress workers in Bagalkot district express displeasure with the KPCC for announcing ticket to tainted former minister HY Meti.

The BJP has also given a ticket to former Union minister Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, re-inducted into the party just a few days ago. They burned tyres and shouted slogans against party President Rahul Gandhi on a highway near Nelamangala.

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