Gadilingappa files nomination as BJP candidate
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Last Updated: Friday, November 11, 2011, 20:19
Bellary: Local businessman P Gadilingappa on Friday filed his nomination papers as BJP candidate for the Bellary Rural bypoll scheduled to be held on November 30.

Gadilingappa was accompanied by state BJP president K S Eshwarappa and Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.

BJP had announced Gadilingappa's candidature last night after its efforts to woo former minister B Sreeraumulu, who has quit the party and contesting the bypoll as an independent, back into its fold failed.

Party sources said talks with Sreeramulu failed as he insisted on a commitment for a ministerial berth to him if he wins the bypoll.

BJP, on the other hand, refused to give in to his demands fearing it could destabilise the state government.

Sreeramulu, who was part of the previous B S Yeddyurappa Government, was excluded in the Sadananda Ministry in view of his indictment in the Lokayukta report into illegal mining.


First Published: Friday, November 11, 2011, 20:19

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