BENGALURU:Senior leaders of major political parties have been successful in convincing rebel candidates to withdraw their nominations.
Former Councillor of BJP from H S R Layout ward Latha Narasimhamurthy who was denied a ticket from the party, had decided to contest as an independent. She filed her nomination on Monday.
She announced this on her Facebook page and said she plans to fight back.
However, three days later, her party leaders have managed to convince her to withdraw her nomination. A source in BJP said she was a real threat to BJP if she had contested.
“There were chances of the BJP losing. But our leaders convinced her,” he said.
Another rebel candidate Mary had filed her nomination from Shivajinagar ward. Retired IPS and former MP H T Sangliana decided to field Mary as a rebel candidate when Congress refused to give into his demand of giving a member from a minority community the ticket. On Thursday, she withdrew her nomination.
At Hemmigepura ward, the rebel BJP candidate too has stepped out of the fray.
At Garudacharpalya, former councillor Pillappa, a rebel candidate, who had filed his nomination as an independent, withdrew his nomination on Thursday.
It is said that he is a relative of Hoskote MLA M T B Nagaraj, whose son is contesting from the Congress from Garudacharpalya and that Pillappa withdrew in favour of his relative.