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AIMIM will not contest Karnataka Assembly Election: Asaduddin Owaisi

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“AIMIM will not be fielding any candidates but I will address public meetings supporting JD(S) if there is a need,” Owaisi wrote on Twitter.

 

A day after Congress issued its list of candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has clarified that the party will not contest the state election. However, Owaisi also clarified that he will support Janata Dal-Secular in the election.

Talking to a news agency, Owaisi expressed his dissatisfaction with both the national parties Congress and BJP and said that both of the parties have failed the people of Karnataka. He added that instead, his party will support former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal-Secular. He also expressed his support for HD Kumaraswamy as a Chief Minister.

Owaisi announced his decision of not fielding a candidate on Twitter.  He said, “For qualitative development in the state, we want a non-Congress and non-BJP govt. MIM will not be fielding any candidates but I will address public meetings supporting JD(S) if there is a need,” he wrote on Twitter.

He also spoke about the accusations that the party will contest the election to cut the votes of other parties to benefit BJP. Owaisi refuted these allegations as baseless. Lashing out at the Congress, Owaisi said that the party did not contest in Gujarat, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir state election. We did not contest Lok Sabha from UP, Maharashtra. What happened to Congress there?” he asked.

Further taking on the Congress government in Karnataka, Owaisi alleged that he was not even allowed to unfurl the Indian tricolour on August 15th. “JDS is the only hope for the state,” said Owaisi.

Owaisi’s announcement has come at a time when the talks of the third front are going on. The proposal mooted by Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao was supported by West Bengal Cm Mamata Banerjee and Asaduddin Owaisi. Last week, Rao also met JDS chief in this regard.

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Siddaramaiah – Devegowda’s nomination process turns violent in Mysuru

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MYSURU:  Karnataka election heat has risen as supporters of both CM Siddaramaiah and G T Devegowda of JD(S), ran into each other as their leaders filed their nominations from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru on Friday.

Kote Anjaneya Swamy temple, the North Gate of Mysuru Palace was turned into a battlefield as the two nomination processions were slated to commence.

The front section of the temple was covered by the Congress workers while JD(S) supporters assembled near Town Hall.

As the Congress supporters broke the security cordons, the police intervened and resorted to mild caning.

Sources claimed Congress had sought time to take out a rally before JD(S). But Congress rescheduled its rally, leading to delay and tension for four hours from 11 am. Siddaramaiah was scheduled to arrive at 12 noon and Devegowda at 2 pm. As Siddaramaiah got delayed, Devegowda acceded to the cops’ request and arrived early.

The police changed the route of the procession to the returning officer’s office in Nazarbad 2km away, as the CM reached the procession venue at 2 pm to ensure both party workers did not run into each other. Karnataka state elections will be held on 12 May 2018 in all 224 constituencies of the Legislative Assembly. The counting of votes and announcement of result will take place on 15 May 2018.

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Karnataka Assembly Elections buzz: Candidates start filing papers

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Twenty-nine candidates filed their nomination papers from constituencies across the state on Tuesday, day 1 of Karnataka state elections.

The Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai R Vala notified it’s 224-member assembly about the May 12 elections on Tuesday. The poll panel said in a statement,”The governor is pleased to call upon the people to elect members to the 15th legislative assembly in accordance with the Representation of the People’s Act, 1951.”
The filing of nominations for the polls has begun on 17th April, 11 am onwards. Between 17th and 24th, nominations can be filed from 11 am and 3 pm. Some of the rules for the process as specified by the commissioner are: not more than three vehicles and five people including can be present within 100m of the office of the RO.
Nomination paper and the format for the same have been provided to the political parties. Six of the 29 candidates who filed their nominations on Tuesday did so in Bengaluru city.
The Congress which hopes to retain power has not announced any Chief Ministerial candidate but is firm in declaring that incumbent Siddaramaiah will be the party’s “face” during the polls. At the same time, BJP has announced former Chief Minister Yeddyurappa as its Chief Ministerial candidate.
In the constituency of Shantinagar, retired IAS officer Renuka Viswanathan of the Aam Aadmi Party and Anthony Santosh filed nominations. Gopalagowda HN from KR Puram and Dr P Anil Kumar from Bommanahalli are some of the others who did the same. The only sitting MLA to file his papers was Anand Mamani of the BJP from Yellamma Savadatti in Belagavi district.
Karnataka assembly elections will begin on May 12 and conclude on May 15.
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AIADMK contesting Karnataka Elections on two seats

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The AIADMK appointed key office-bearers to the party’s state unit in poll-bound Karnataka and indicated it would contest two assembly constituencies in the May 12 elections.

The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) led by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday indicated that it would field its candidates in the two assembly constituencies of Karnataka, which is going to Assembly elections next month.

The party invited applications from aspirants who wanted to contest from Kolar Gold Field and Gandhinagar assembly seats, which have a sizable Tamil population, in the neighbouring state. A release stated that the party wanted applicants for the constituencies to submit their applications on Wednesday and Thursday.

They had in December last relieved Va Pugazhenthi, a loyalist of then sidelined leader T T V Dhinakaran, as Secretary of AIADMK’s Karnataka unit. The party has made a huge impact in southern states, Maharashtra, New Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

This is the first election after which the dual leadership suffered a serious setback in R K Nagar bypolls, where the contending leader, TTV Dhinakaran won by a huge margin.

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