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Karnataka bypolls 2018: Congress, BJP to finalise candidates today


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.

Karnataka Lok Sabha bypolls: Acid test for Congress-JDS alliance

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.

What is biting the Karnataka Congress this time

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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