After former PM H D Deve Gowda met PM Modi on Tuesday,
Without saying it openly, Balachandra made his stand clear that his brother should get one of the preferential votes and not Hattiholi.
The supporters of the Independent candidates and the MLC locked horns with each other at the Collector’s office, compelling the police to disperse them using lathis.
Girish Vyas of BJP is the sitting MLC from Nagpur constituency whose term would end in January.
“There is differences of opinion between the two leaders. Siddaramaiah is incapable of finalising the party’s list,” the 78-year-old Lingayat strongman told the media.
The names of Anil Kumar R, former KAS officer, for Tumakuru, and Appaji Gowda for Mandya were finalised.
The Congress has decided to field Shankar, a liquor baron and a native of Channarayapatna taluk, in the December 10 MLC polls from the district.
He also mentioned that they would launch massive protests if the ruling party neglected their demand.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will be travelling to New Delhi on Wednesday where he is expected to meet Union Ministers and the BJP central leaders.
We have two to three names for each constituency... and a few names came up at the meeting too.
Over 50 TRS leaders are aspiring to be nominated to the Council, of which about half a dozen have been assured of the same by the Chief Minister himself
Despite hectic lobbying for tickets for the upcoming elections to two Legislative Council seats from Belagavi, the Congress has decided to field only one candidate.
In the Old Mysuru region — where the JDS is politically strong — MLC BEML Kantharaju, a Vokkaliga leader from Tumakuru, has already started holding parleys with Congress bigwigs.
He alleged that many bogus votes with fake certificates were enrolled, which affected his prospects in the election.
Accusing the TRS of grossly abusing power in the MLC elections, Kodandaram said that the ruling party would repeat the same in the ensuing Nagarjunasagar bypoll.