Zee Media Bureau
Bangalore: Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) decision to keep its tainted MLAs from contesting in the upcoming elections has reportedly turned out to be blessing in disguise for their aides.
The party has decided not to give ticket to its former minister Katta Subramanya Naidu accused of corruption, tainted MLA Y Sampangi and Krishnaiah Setty facing land scam charges, as per a report.
Jagadish Kumar, special officer for Naidu, will now represent Naidu`s constituency Hebbal. Similarly, Venkatesh Gowda, a close aide of Setty will now contest from Malur instead of the sitting MLA, the report states.
Sampangi`s mother has also reportedly been given the ticket to contest from KGF.
The fourth and final list of BJP has now been released in which candidates for the 224 Assembly constituencies have been declared.