In pictures: Richest candidates in fray in Karnataka Assembly elections

Priya Krishna, Anil Lad, D K Shivakumar, K.Bagegowda, R V Deshpande, Nandiesha Reddy, Uday B Garudachar and Arvind Chandrakant Bellad are the richest candidates

PriyaKrishna

The 34-year-old, PriyaKrishna is the son of MLA and Housing Minister Shri Krishnappa.

He graduated with B.A Hons and LLB from Bangalore University.

He developed interests in politics right through his student days.

He has been an active member of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Party since 2003.

Now, he is being considered the 'Most Eligible Bachelor' among all the others candidates who filed their nominations.

He has assets worth Rs 910 crores.

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Anil H Lad

The mining Baron and Congress MLA from Bellary, Anil Lad has a reputation of featuring on the top of a wealth chart for the politicians in Karnataka.

He has assets worth Rs 288 crores.

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D.K. Shivakumar

Indian National Congress member D.K. Shivkumar filed his nomination from the Kanakapura assembly constituency.

The Powerful Vokaliga leader currently holds the position of 'Energy Minister' in the government led by Mr. Siddaramaiah.

He declared that he is an Educationist and social worker by profession.

He has Rs 251 crores worth assets.

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K.Bagegowda

K. Bagegowda is a Vokkaliga Leader.

He is the member of Janta Dal Party.

Bagegowda is a businessman with assets worth Rs 250 crores.

But he is a political novice.

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Nandiesha Reddy

N. S. Nandiesha Reddy belongs to a farmer family.

The Bhartiya Janata Party candidate announced his candidature from K.R. Puram Assembly constituency.

He has assets worth Rs 118 crores.

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R V Deshpande

Mr Raghunath Vishwanth Rao Deshpande holds a B.A. Degree with honors and an LLB Degree.

This Congress member began his political career as the President of Karnataka State Co-operative Agriculture

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Uday B Garudachar

Dr Uday B. Garudachar is an Electronics Engineer, an entrepreneur who is an accomplished businessman in Bengaluru.

He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and is active in politics from 2013 onwards.

He has assets worth Rs 95 crores.

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Arvind Chandrakant Bellad

Arvind Bellad is a Member of Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, representing Hubli-Dharwad West constituency since 2013.

He was elected from Hubli-Dharwad West in May 2013.

Arvind Bellad is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

He has assets worth Rs 48 crores.

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