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Khuba to contest as BJP rebel candidate in Basava Kalyana

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Bengaluru: Mallikharjuna Khuba, former MLA will contest as the BJP rebel candidate from the Basava Kalyana assembly by-election.

Khuba who was in JDS, had joined the BJP before the 2018 assembly election. He was expecting a party ticket. Upset by the denial of the ticket he has now decided to contest as an independent candidate. By-election is necessitated following sitting MLA Narayana Rao succumbing to Covid 19 a year ago.

On Tuesday March 30 even though the BJP leaders including housing minister V Somanna tried to convince him, Khuba declined to withdraw his papers. He alleged that the party ticket was sold.

He is from the strong lingayat community.

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