New Delhi: Basavraj K Hitnal will be the
Congress candidate for the by-election to Koppal assembly
seat in Karnataka.
The announcement was made by the AICC today. Congress
President Sonia Gandhi has approved his candidature.
This is the first by-election in Karnataka after the
resignation of B S Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister.
The constituency had fallen vacant following the
resignation of sitting JD(S) member Karadi Sanganna who had
switched over to BJP in March this year. He had quit the
Assembly and the party on March 3, 2011.
BJP is likely to field Karadi Sanganna from the seat
which goes to polls on September 26.