By-polls for 15 Assembly constituencies - 248 candidates in fray


Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS): As many as 248 candidates, including 128 independents are in the fray for the 15 assembly by-elections in Karnataka on December 5, a poll official has said.

"The 248 candidates have filed 353 nominations by November 18 evening, which was the last date for submitting the papers to contest in the by-elections across the state," the poll official told IANS on Monday night.

The nominations will be scrutinised on November 19 and last date of withdrawal is November 21.


Vote count is on December 9.

The BJP and the opposition Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) are contesting in all the 15 seats separately that will lead to triangular fights.

The by-elections have been necessitated due to the disqualification of the 14 Congress and 3 Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) rebel legislators after they resigned from their respective assembly seats in July in protest against the former coalition government's functioning.

Though former assembly speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar disqualified 17 rebels lawmakers on July 25-28 for reportedly defying their party whip, bye-polls in Muski (Raichur district) and R.R. Nagar (Bengaluru southwest) have been withheld due to litigation in the Karnataka High Court over their results in the May 2018 assembly elections.

The bye-elections will be held in Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Yellapura, Hirekerur, Ranibennur, Vijaynagara, Chickballapura, K.R. Pura, Yeshwanthpura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivajinagara, Hosakote, K.R. Pete and Hunsur.

The former ruling allies (Congress and JD-S) are contesting the bye-polls separately as decided after the collapse of their 14-month coalition government on July 23 following the defeat of its chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's trust vote on the floor of the assembly in the absence of the rebels for voting in favour of the confidence motion.

 

 

  

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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, MALAD-MALWANI

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    I URGE THE VOTERS NOT TO VOTE FOR THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BETRAYED THE VOTERS AND SEEK FRESH MANDATE. THEY SHOULD BE DEFEATED AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FALLL OF PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT. THEY ARE NOT TRUSTWORTHY.

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  • SUNDAR KARITHOTA, HALEANGADI

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Election expenses should be recovered from the disqualified MLAs . They have contested again to attain high position in the government and to grab the public money.
    Public should teach them a lesson by defeating them in the election. In Karnataka they have formed govt to accumulate fund and not to serve the people. Also in Maharashtra those who have targeted higher position in the government to loot the public money are at home . Thank god we have saved lot of public money.

    People should alert and refuse these money oriented social workers.

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  • jr, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    WHAT IS WRONG IN RESIGNING IF SO CALLED PARTY HIGH COMMAND COMPELS TO SUPPORT ENEMIES AFTER THE ELECTION RESULTS ARE OUT.
    WHAT ANSWER THEY CAN GIVE TO VOTERS AT THEIR CONSTITUENCIES ?

    THEY HAVE LEFT WITH NO OTHER OPTION BUT TO COME OUT AND JOIN WITH LIKE MINDED PARTIES OR FIGHT ELECTIONS INDEPENDENTLY.

    IN MAHARASHTRA SHIV SENA DID THE SAME MISTAKE.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    All disqualified MLAs by the speaker and title retained by the SC to be defeated.Vote infavour of NzoTAbor or suitable candidate if available may be favored. Jumping people and loss causing to treasury be given permanent rest do that others will learn lesson.

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  • Sunil, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Why not BJP buy all 248 candidate now , atleast public money saved from again again election . How we know again after the election it will repeat the same as before . ( horse trading ).

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  • Saihu, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Sunil, the economy slow down has even affected BJP, or otherwaise Amith Shah would have bough some shivasena nad congress MLA and formed the government.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    These disqualified MLA's have lost confidence in the mind & heart of the voters. Cheaters needs to be punished (by not voting in their favor) so that they will learn a lesson in life.
    Voters please thrash the cheaters and vote for the genuine ones.

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    World is laughing after watching this..Just for deposit money Government will do anything..There should some sense in election..and i believe strong that there should be only two parties all over India..Thats it..Is this the Joke 248 candidates???Why candidate let all people of constituencies stay has candidate and vote themselves..Day by Day its going worst..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Please don't vote for Backstabbers ...

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