BENGALURU: Janata Dal (Secular) has fielded some candidates facing criminal charges for the ensuing BBMP elections.
As per the first list released by JD(S), former councillor Arif Pasha and his son Imran Pasha have been given tickets from Bapujinagar and Padarayanapura wards, respectively. Both wards are located in Chamarajpet Assembly constituency. Arif and Imran are accused of double murder, attempt to murder and many such cases, police sources pointed out. Another rowdy-sheeter Marimuthu, who allegedly ran a hooch business, was given ticket to contest from Pulakeshinagar ward. She was the key accused in the hooch tragedy which claimed more than 220 lives some years ago. Marimuthu was a councillor earlier, but she lost the election in 2010.
AAP NOT TO SUPPORT JD(S)
Aam Aadmi Party has turned down the request of Janata Dal (Secular) to support it in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) elections to be held on August 22.
In a statement issued on Saturday, AAP state convener Siddarth Sharma said the party’s central leadership has decided not to support any party in the upcoming BBMP elections.
After knowing that AAP is not contesting BBMP elections, JD(S) supreme Devegowda had written a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrival on Friday seeking his party’s support to defeat both national parties.
On Saturday, 239 people — 44 from Congress, 18 from BJP, 35 from JD(S) and other parties — filed 260 nominations. So far, 619 nominations have been received from 544 people, of which 133 are from Congress, 107 from BJP and 74 from JD(S). Last day for filing nominations is Monday.