PM Contesting From Karnataka in 2019 Lok Sabha elections is far from truth: BS Yeddyurappa
Updated:  Oct 08, 2018, 11:30 AM
There were reports in the news that PM Modi may contest election from Karnataka. BS Yeddyurappa (Karnataka BJP president) dismissed all such reports and said its, "far from the truth".
The former chief minister said, the candidate for November 3 assembly and parliamentary by-polls in the state will be decided at party's core committee meeting on Wednesday.
When asked about is it true that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest election from Karnataka. He said, "All this is far from the truth, unnecessarily such news is being spread. There is no substance in it". He added, "We will hold further discussions today and tomorrow before finalising the names".
The Election Commission of India (ECI) had announced the dates of the by-elections in three Lok Sabha constituencies (Shivamogga, Ballari and Mandya) and two assembly constituencies (Ramanagara and Jamkhandi). The elections will be held on November 3 and counting of votes will take place on November 6.
After BJP's BS Yeddyurappa (Shivamogga) and B Sriramalu (Ballari), and CS Puttaraju of JD(S) (Mandya) resigned as lawmakers on their election to the assembly in May last it became necessary to have a by-elections.
Jamkhandi assembly seat by-poll was necessitated following the death of Congress lawmaker Siddu Nyamagouda, while Ramanagara fell vacant as Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy gave up the seat and retained Channapatna, the other segment won by him in the assembly elections.
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