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Karnataka bypolls 2018: Congress, BJP to finalise candidates today

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    Bengaluru, Oct 9: Congress and BJP leaders to finalize candidates for assembly and Lok Sabha by-polls on Tuesday. Karnataka Congress in charge KC Venugopal to hold a meeting with KPCC leaders in Bengaluru today.

    Karnataka bypolls 2018: Congress, BJP to finalise candidates today

    State BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa to hold a meeting with BJP leaders at party's office in Malleshwaram today. BJP leaders to finalise candidates for assembly and Lok Sabha by-polls.

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    By-polls to the Shivamogga, Ballari and Mandya parliamentary seats and the Ramanagara and Jamkhandi will take place on November 3 and the results will be out three days later.

    The by-polls were required to fill vacancies left by the BJP's BS Yeddyurappa (Shivamogga) and B Sriramalu (Ballari), and CS Puttaraju of JD(S) (Mandya). They resigned as Members of Parliament on their election to the assembly in May last.

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    The Election Commission's decision to hold by-elections to three Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka on November 3 has surprised political parties who question the logic, with general elections due early next year.

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