Congress again changes its announced list

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Bangalore, Apr 28(UNI) Rattled with the unprecedented opposition and rebellion within the party over the selection of candidates for the next month Assembly elections in Karnataka, Congress High Command has effected three changes from the original list released earlier.

According to party sources bowing to pressure, member of the dissolved Assembly H Anjaneya, who had defected to Congress along with JD(S) leader M P Prakash, has been replaced by removing Mr Thpieswamy for Holalkere (SC) seat.

While Mr Nagesh will contest for Kample (ST) seat replacing Woman candidate Sanna Hanumakka, Dr Y Ramappa will contest from Mayakonda replacing former minister K Shivamurthy.

These changes were the results of violent protest from partymen and the ticket losers who pressurised the party leaders and managed to affect changes to the list announced earlier.

The Congress in Karnataka had faced dissidence and rebellion in almost all the districts in Karnataka. After the announcement of party candidates list for the three phase assembly elections large number of partymen had thronged District Congress Committee offices and vented their anguish over side lining the loyal party workers and gave prominence to defectors or those who yields influence only with central party leaders but not in their respective constituencies.

Meanwhile Congress has named its local party leader Navilesh as the party nominee to take on BJP's chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa who is seeking re-election for the sixth term from Shikaripura Assembly seat. Samajawadi party state president and former Karantaka Chief Minister S Bangarappa also filed his nomination papers from Shikaripur today.

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