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Rift in Congress delays selection of candidate for Ballari Lok Sabha constituency

A meeting convened at the residence of senior Congress leader and Ballari district in-charge minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday failed to finalise the candidate.

Published: 11th October 2018 09:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th October 2018 09:27 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Differences among party MLAs in Ballari district is causing hiccups for the party in selecting the candidate for Ballari Lok Sabha constituency.

A meeting convened at the residence of senior Congress leader and Ballari district in-charge minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday failed to finalise the candidate as only two — Nagendra and Tukaram — of the six Congress MLAs from the district turned up for the meeting.

Shivakumar has convened a meeting again on Thursday. Intense competition among Congress MLAs in Ballari for a ministerial berth is said to be the cause for some of the MLAs staying away from the meeting held to select the by-poll candidate for Ballari.



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