Karnataka: 16 rallies in 8 days, Modi the gamechanger coming!

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Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said it showed the double standards of the Congress and asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi whether he would point fingers only at others but remain silent on the comments of his party leaders.

The party high command has agreed to field his son Yatindra from his home constituency this time.

The Congress has fielded chief minister Siddaramaiah's son Yatheendra from Varuna, now held by the chief minister who has shifted to Chamundeshwari.

The party had released on April 8 its first list of 72 candidates, including three women.

On not finding his name in the list, Ex-MLC Shashil G Nomoshi started crying in front of media.

Law minister T B Jayachandra's son Santosh Jayachandra was given a ticket from the Chikanayakanhalli Assembly seat (Tumkur).

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JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy is understood to have interacted with the top BJP leaders here this week with both sides exploring possibilities of some constituency-wise adjustments in Karnataka. The Lingayat leader, however, merged his party with the BJP in 2014. But it has so far not named a single Muslim or Christian candidate.

Youths were given preference.

Sitting MLAs who were denied a ticket include Basavaraj Shivannavar from Badgy, Manohar Tehsildar from Hangal, Shiv Moorti Nayak from Mycunda, Turuverevere from Shriniwas and Sharabsherry from Tiptur.

The party, meanwhile, said these protests would settle down. It was a replay of 2006 bypoll which saw Siddu vs JD (S)-BJP combine. Supporters of five-time MLA DB Inamdar were angry because the party has not announced its candidate from the Kittur constituency. Davanagere contestant Shamanur Shivashanarappa, 86, is the oldest Congress candidate in the fray, whlle 26-year-old H S Manjunath Gowda (Mahalakshmi Layout) is the youngest.

Winnable factor, politics of nepotism and dynasty politics have reigned supreme in the Congress Party's selection of candidates for the May 12 assembly elections.

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