Complete List of 218 Congress Candidates
Apart from Mr Siddaramaiah and his son, the children of at least four sitting legislators have also been given tickets. The family combos in the list include home minister Ramalinga Reddy and his daughter Soumya, law minister TB Jayachandra and son, housing minister M Krishnappa and son Priya Krishna and Shamanur Shivshankarappa and son SS Mallikarjun.
State Congress chief Dr G Parameshwara has been given the Korategere ticket despite losing last time. DK Shivakumar, a controversial minister in Siddaramaiah’s cabinet, will contest from Kanakapura. Other leaders like RV Deshpande and UT Khader will contest from Haliyal and Mangalore seats, respectively.
Film star Ambareesh has been given the Mandya ticket. So far the Congress candidate for the Shantinagar seat in Bengaluru has not been announced. The seat is currently held by NA Haris, whose son was recently arrested for alleged assault.
The elections to the 224-seat assembly in Karnataka are scheduled for May 12. Counting of votes will take place three days later. Karnataka is the only big state where is the Congress is in power.Following is the full list of 2018 candidates the Congress has released for Karnataka elections 2018: