Congress is likely to nominate KPCC President Dr G Parameshwara and Nivedit Alva, son of the Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva, to the Legislative Council. Seven seats of the Council would fall vacant in June.
According to party sources, the ruling Congress, which has a strength of 122 members in the 225-member Legislative Assembly, can easily elect four of its candidates and the rest three seats are expected to be bagged by the Opposition BJP and the JD(S).
The term of D V Sadananda Gowda, Bharathi Shetty, Siddaraju (all BJP), K V Narayanaswamy and M C Nanaiah (JD-S) and M V Rajasekharan (Congress) will end on June 30. One position is laying vacant following the death of former minister Dr V S Acharya.
KPCC sources said the party High Command is expected to nominate Nivedit Alva who was denied ticket to contest from the Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha constituency. The party is also likely to name former minister H M Revanna and KPCC General Secretary K P Nanjundi. KPCC functionary Bosaraju, M V Rajasekharan, Dr L Hanumanthaiah, V S Ugrappa and others are also among the aspirants, party sources said.
The party high command is also likely to announce its nominees for the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from the State. Among the four seats, the party is expected to bag two while the remaining seats are expected to be gained by the Opposition BJP and the JD(S).