On Wednesday, D K Shivakumar, the President of the Karnataka state branch of the party, announced that the Congress party’s initial list of candidates for the upcoming Karnataka elections will be unveiled in the next day or two.
The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief said initially the plan was to release the Congress candidates list for Karnataka elections, on Wednesday, but it has been pushed back to a later date.
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“Today, we had thought of releasing the list of candidates. Our general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala is here and our national president Mallikarjun Kharge has come here for celebrating Ugadi festival. It will be released in a day or two,” Shivakumar told reporters here.
According to sources, the first list comprising about 120 Congress candidates for the Karnataka elections may be out on Thursday afternoon.
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The sources added that the first list will consist of sitting MLAs and those constituencies where there is less opposition to the candidates among the party workers and also stand a good chance to win the election.
(With agency inputs)