Bengaluru, (DHNS): Former ministers Katta Subramanya Naidu, S N Krishnaiah Setty and Hartalu Halappa are among the 82 candidates announced by the BJP in its second list for the May 12 Assembly elections.
Halappa was acquitted recently in a rape case filed against him in 2009. He has been given a ticket to contest from Sagar. Halappa has been
preferred over Belur Gopalakrishna. Halappa faced stiffcompetition from Gopalakrishna. Gopalakrishna’s supporters ransacked the BJP
office in Sagar soon afer they got to know that their leader had failed to make it to the list
Setty, too, had to spend some time in prison over a land scam. He had quit the BJP afterbeing denied a ticket in the 2013 elections. He has
since made a re-entry into the BJP and has been given a ticket to contest from Malur.
The list has several candidates who contested unsuccessfully in the 2013 elections — Siddu Savadi (Terdal), Srikanth Kulkarni (Jamkhandi),
Murgesh Nirani (Bilgi), Veeranna Charantimatt (Bagalkot) among others.
Former minister Sogadu Shivanna, who had identified himself with the Sangolli Rayanna Brigade, has been denied a ticket. The ticket to Tumakuru City, once represented by Shivanna, has been given to former MP G S Basavaraj’s son G B Jyothi Ganesh. Basavaraj is a Yeddyurappa loyalist
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