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Sharath Bachche Gowda to contest as independent candidate with JD(S)-Cong support

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Bengaluru: In a major setback for the ruling BJP in Hosakote, Sharath Bachche Gowda, son of party MP from Chikkaballapura, Bachche Gowda, will contest as an independent candidate with the support of the JD(S) and the Congress.

It is learnt that he will be filing his nomination on Thursday, November 14.

It can be noted that the BJP is fielding disqualified MLA M T B Nagaraj as its candidate for the upcoming by-polls on December 5.

According to sources, both the JD(S) and Congress leaders have agreed to support Sharath as he is expected to pose a tough competition for Nagaraj.

In the 2018 state Assembly election, Nagaraj has defeated Sharath, who had contested as on the BJP’s ticket.

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