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Apr 15, 2013 at 07:37am IST

Karnataka elections: BJP releases 3rd list of candidates

Bangalore: The ruling BJP on Sunday night released its third list with 37 candidates for the May 5, 2013 Assembly polls but still has not taken a call about three tainted MLAs, keeping the suspense factor alive. The BJP had announced its first list of 140 candidates on April 5, 2013 and subsequently released a set of 35 nominees. With Sunday's 37, it has named candidates in 212 segments.

It's yet to name the candidates in the remaining 12 constituencies. Karnataka Assembly has a total of 224 seats including Hebbal, Malur and KGF, represented by tainted MLAs Katta Subramanya Naidu, SN Krishnaiah Setty and Y Sampangi, respectively. There has been intense speculation in recent days on

whether the party would give tickets to the trio.

Karnataka elections: BJP releases 3rd list of candidates

As per the third list, Tourism Minister Anand Singh will seek re-election from Vijayanagara in Bellary district.

The last day of filing for nominations is April 17, 2013. As per the third list, Tourism Minister Anand Singh will seek re-election from Vijayanagara in Bellary district. Singh has done a U-turn as he had said earlier in April that he would contest as an independent. Bangalore Mayor D Venkatesha Murthy is contesting from Shantinagar segment in the city.

Following is the third list of 37 BJP candidates:

Krishnarajanagara- MP Kumar, Hanur- BK Shivakumar, Chamarajanagar- S Soma Naika, Gundlupet- HG Mallikarjuna Swamy Maddur- Smt BM Vanajakshi, Melukote- GM Ravindra, Mandya- TL Ravishankar, Hassan- MB Guruprasad, Belthangady- Ranjan G Gowda, Moodabidri- Umanath Kotian, Tarikere- TJ Avinash, Kadur- Devaraj, Hirekerur- Palakshigouda H Patil. Ranibennur- Arunkumar Pujar, Gokak- Vasudev Southeekai, Chikkodi-Sadalga Sangappagol Basavanni Rudrappa, Indi- Shailagouda Patil Biradar, Manvi (ST)- Smt Ayyamma Nayak, Maski (ST)- Shankar Medara, Vijayanagara- Anand Singh, Bellary (ST)- Huligappa Ponnur, Bellary City- Virupakshagouda, Sandur (ST)- Maranna, Kudligi- Ramappa, Jagalur- Dr B Arunkumar, Davanagere South- Lokesh, Turuvekere- BK Somashekhar, Gubbi-SR Nataraj, Ramanagara- KS Shivamadu, Bagepalli- M Narayanswamy, Chintamani- Satyanarayana Mahesh, Mahalakshmi Layout- S Harish, Shanti Nagar- D Venkatesha Murthy, Chickpet- Uday Garudachar, Rajarajeshwarinagar- M Srinivas, Pulakeshinagar (SC)- K Palanivelu, Sarvagnanagar- Padmanabha Reddy.

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