K’taka polls: BJP top brass discusses probable party contenders

Political News, State, (New Delhi), April 16:-The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) central election committee (CEC), which comprises Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, met here on Sunday to finalise the party’s candidates for the May 12 Karnataka assembly polls.

The BJP had declared its first list of 72 candidates on April 8. The party’s top brass is believed to have discussed probable’s for the remainder seats in the 224-member assembly.

Sources said names of more BJP candidates are likely to be announced in a day or two.

The BJP is seeking to come back to power in the state, dislodging the Congress. H D Deve Gowda-led JD(S) is the third major player in the contest.

The results of the election will be declared on May 15.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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