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K’taka bypolls: BJP`s Kumar up against Cong’s Hegde

BJP has fielded V Sunil Kumar as its candidate against Jay Prakash Hegde of the Congress for the Uduppi-Chikmaglur bypolls.



New Delhi: BJP has fielded V Sunil Kumar as
its candidate against Jay Prakash Hegde of the Congress for
the Uduppi-Chikmaglur Lok Sabha constituency that fell vacant
after D V Sadananda Gowda resigned from the seat, becoming
Chief Minister of Karnataka.

BJP President Nitin Gadkari today announced Kumar`s
nomination in a statement which said the party`s Karnataka
unit had recommended his name.

Jay Prakash Hegde`s candidature was announced here by
the AICC.
Gowda had resigned to take over the post after BJP asked B
S Yeddyurappa to step down following his indictment by the
Karnataka Lokayukta in a corruption case.

BJP is making all efforts to win this seat again which was
represented by Gowda, who is now the chief minister of the
state.
Congress high command finalised Hegde`s name for the
March 18 bypoll after considering the report of a two-member
committee set up for the purpose.

Last week, the committee comprising senior leaders H K
Patil and V R Sudarshan had submitted its report to the
party`s state unit and it was sent to the high command for
finalising the candidate.

PTI

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