Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released five lists of candidates ahead of 2018 Karnataka assembly elections. The fifth list has names of eight candidates. The fourth list has the names of seven candidates, 59 in the third list, 82 names in the second list and 72 candidates were announced in the first list.
Actor-turned-politician Jaggesh gets the ticket to contest from Yeshvanthapura constituency. The party is yet to announce candidates for four constituencies, including Varuna and Badami.
The BJP's first list of 72 names for the Karnataka Assembly elections does not feature any Muslim, Christian or Jain, candidate. The list has 21 Lingayat, 10 Scheduled Caste, 10 Vokkaligas, 19 OBC, 6 Scheduled Tribe, 5 Brahmin and one Kodava candidate.
BJP's Candidates Lists (220 candidates)
Janata Dal (Secular) has already released the list of 126 candidates.
|Karnataka Assembly Election dates|
|Date of notification||April 17|
|Last date to file nominations||April 24|
|Last date to withdraw nominations||April 27|
|Date of polling||May 12|
|Date of counting||May 15|