Karnataka: Congress declares names of six candidates contesting Assembly by-polls

ANI New Delhi, India Nov 17, 2019, 09.43 AM(IST)

Subhas Chandra Bose was elected president of the Indian National Congress twice but he resigned after conflicting ideas of independent India. Photograph:( AFP )

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Elections to 15 Assembly seats will be held on December 5

Congress on Saturday released a list of its six candidates for the upcoming Assembly by-elections in Karnataka.

The party has fielded Gananan Balachandra Mangasuli from Athani, Bharamgouda Alagouda Kage from Kagwad, and Lakhan Jarkiholi from Gokak Assembly constituencies.

Venkatrao Ghorpade will be contesting from Vijayanagara, Rizwan Arshad from Shivajinagar and KB Chandrashekar from Krishnarajpet Assembly seat.

Congress has also named Praveen Peter as its candidate for the forthcoming election to Legislative Council of Karnataka from Bangalore Teachers' constituency.

Elections to 15 Assembly seats will be held on December 5.