BENGALURU: The names of former Ramanagara MLA C M Lingappa, senior Congress functionary Mohan Kondajji and Vishwakarma community leader and entrepreneur K P Nanjundi are said to have been finalised for nomination to the Legislative Council.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwara held talks with All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijay Singh and AICC president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel in New Delhi on Friday to finalise the names.
Though there are more than 10 aspirants to enter the Council, the party state leaders had also shortlisted Kannada writer Baragur Ramachandrappa and former Bengaluru mayor P R Ramesh for the three vacant seats.
The seats had fallen vacant following the completion of the term of Kannada actor Jaggesh, educationalist and social worker P V Krishna Bhat and BJP leader Lehar Singh, all three nominated during the previous BJP regime. However, Singh was recently elected to the Council from the Legislative Assembly constituency.