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
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
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.