Home Minister G Parameshwara on Monday said names of all the incumbent MLAs will be sent to the party high command for the approval. Today, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and other Congress leaders were present at party's screening committee meeting in Bengaluru.
Parameshwara said Shamanur Mallikarjun and Bidar South Ashok Kheny's names will also be sent. He said the Congress candidates for all the 224 assembly seats list will be announced before April 15.
Before that final meeting of the screening committee will be held on April 9-10. Also, The committee will interview the candidates. In the last meeting, the screening committee had discussed candidates who had lost the assembly elections in 2013.
AICC General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry heads the screening committee. Lok Sabha members Tamradhwaj Sahu and Gaurav Gogoi are among the other members. Based on recommendations of the panel KPCC and AICC leaders will finalise the 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|