K’taka: BJP announces candidates for RS polls

The ruling BJP today announced the candidature of R Ramakrishna and Basavaraj Patil Sedam for Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka.

Updated: Mar 19, 2012, 11:49 AM IST

Bangalore: The ruling BJP today announced the
candidature of R Ramakrishna and Basavaraj Patil Sedam for
Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka.

Ramakrishna, a retired bureaucrat, is the party`s central
election cell convener, while Sedam is a former President of
the state unit, BJP sources said.

The Congress has already nominated Rajya Sabha Deputy
Chairperson, K Rahman Khan for the March 30 poll.

Given their strength in the Legislative Assembly, which
forms the electoral college, the BJP and the Congress can
easily get their candidates elected.

Today is the last day for filing nominations.

JDS, with 26 MLAs, cannot get its nominee elected on its
own.

PTI