Kagodu Thimmappa of the Congress has created a history by filing his nomination papers for the 13th time. These 13 nominations include one for the Legislative Council Elections held in 1980.
Thimmappa filed his nominations on Monday from the Sagar assembly constituency. The state, in the post-independence era, has witnessed 14 elections between 1952 and 2013. The 2018 elections will be the 15th.
The first election that Thimmappa fought was from Sagar in 1962. He was, however, defeated. He faced defeat in the next election that was held in 1967.
He entered the state assembly for the first time on a Socialist Party ticket in 1972 when he defeated L T Thimappa Hegde of the Congress. He, however, lost the next election to Hegde in 1978.
Thimmappa then joined the Congress party and entered the legislative council in 1980.
|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|