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BJP's Central Election Committee meeting was held on Sunday to discuss the names of candidates for the forthcoming Karnataka Assembly .
BJP's Central Election Committee meeting was held on Sunday to discuss the names of candidates for the forthcoming Karnataka Assembly .
The meeting was attended by Prime MInister Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, Sushma Swaraj, Madhya Pradesh Chief MInister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other senior leaders at BJP heaquarters in New Delhi.
 
The Assembly elections in Karnataka will be held on May 12, and counting of votes will be held on May 15. While April 24 is the last date to file nominations and and candidates can withdraw their candidatures till April 27.
 
Earlier on April 9,  BJP had released its first list of 72 candidates for the high-stake Assembly polls in Karnataka.
 
Meanwhile, Congress announced the list of 218 candidates for Karnataka assembly polls..Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will contest from Chamun-deshwari, while his son Dr Yatheendra will contest from Varuna constituency in the forthcming Legislative Assembly Elections.
 
Besides, the party decided to field Pradesh Congress Committee working President Dinesh Gundu-rao from Gandhinagar, Priyank Kharge from Chitapur, R V Deshpande from Haliyal and K J George from Sarvag-na-nagar seats.