JD(S) starts three-day exercise to finalise candidates

Amidst dissent, the Janata Dal (Secular) began a three-day exercise starting from Saturday to finalise candidates for more than 30 constituencies.

Published: 16th July 2017 11:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2017 11:52 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Amidst dissent, the Janata Dal (Secular) began a three-day exercise starting from Saturday to finalise candidates for more than 30 constituencies.
While JD(S) had claimed that the first list of 150 candidates was ready, the exercise was meant to finalise the candidate where there were three to four per seat. Speaking to the media, state president H D Kumaraswamy said that they were talking to all the aspirants and also MLAs and seniors of the party.

“We have discussed the issues in all the constituencies and we have also discussed the issue of multiple candidates in 11 constituencies. Eleven of these names will be finalised on Monday in Tumakuru,” he said.
He also said that there were three places in Tumakuru itself where workers were not too happy with MLAs as they felt they had not done enough work.

Early on Saturday, party workers from Tumakuru, who were angry with Koratagere MLA P R Sudhakarlal, headed to national president H D Deve Gowda’s house in Bengaluru to complain about him. The district workers comprising Zilla Panchayat, Taluk and Gram Panchayat members did not want Sudhakarlal to get ticket for the coming elections.

They complained that he had not worked for the party in the local elections. Others are said to have complained that Sudhakarlal did not share the contracts for the local works for the area with party workers and kept the lion’s share for himself. Kumaraswamy who received the workers, however, did not comment on the complaint and said it would be sorted out.

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