Bengaluru: Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah continues to be the most influential leader in the state Congress. On Saturday late night, he was able to get approval for the six of his nominees for the by-election.
In Shivajinagar, his supporter Rizwan Arshad has been announced as the party candidate. A section of senior leaders was opposing a ticket to him.
BJP leader Raju Kage has been given ticket from Kagawada. In Gokak party nominated Lakhan Jarakiholi and in Vijanayanagara of Ballari Venkatarao Ghorpade will be the party candidate. Gajanana Mangasuli (Athani), KB Chandrasekar will be the party candidate from KR Pet.
Meanwhile, P Nagaraja will be contesting from the Yeshwanthpura constituency.