Bengaluru: With just two days to go for the filing of the nomination papers for the second phase of election in Karnataka, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) announced the list of candidates for both Davanagere and Dharward Lok Sabha constituencies.
Vinay Kulkarni, the former minister will contest From Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency. The party had announced Shakir Sanadi as the party candidate earlier
From Davanagere, the Congress high command is fielding HB Manjappa, a Kuruba leader.
Vinay Kulkarni, who was the minister of mines and geology in the previous Siddaramaiah led government had warned of contesting as a rebel candidate if the party doesn’t give him the ticket. Under pressure, Kulkarni has been given a ticket, say sources.
Manjappa is the known supporter of the Shamanur family in Davanagere.