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Karnataka elections: The battle of the namesakes

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    This time the election commission has decided to introduce ballots with the photograph of the candidate in it. This could be considered as a much needed exercise since there are several constituencies which have candidates with similar or same names.

    Karnataka elections: The battle of the namesakes

    In many cases, it is a coincidence while in some it is a deliberate ploy by the opponent to confuse the voter. Here let us take a look at some of the constituencies where a contest is between two people with either same or similar names.

    Bengaluru South:

    • M Krishnappa (BJP)
    • M Krishnappa (Ind)

    Jayanagara:

    • B N Vijayakumar (BJP)
    • Vijayakumar (Ind)

    Anekal:

    • A Narayanaswamy (BJP)
    • A Narayanaswamy (Ind)

    Melkote:

    • C S Puttaraju (JD(S))
    • B K Puttaraju (Ind)

    Maski:

    • Basanagowda (BJP)
    • Basanagowda (Ind)

    Holenarasipura:

    • H D Revanna (JD(S))
    • H D Revanna (Ind)

    Sidlaghatta:

    • Krishnareddy (Ind)
    • M Krishnareddy (Ind)

    Yelahanka:

    • M N Gopalakrishna (Congress)
    • H K Gopalakrishna (Independent)
    • A M Hanumanthegowda (JDS)
    • H A Hanumanthegowda (Independent)

    Hebbal:

    • B S Suresh (Congress)
    • B S Suresh (Ind)

    CV Raman Nagar:

    • S Raghu (BJP)
    • S Raghu (Ind)

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