New Delhi, March 26: In the run up to the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday named its Karnataka Yuva Morcha General Secretary Tejaswi Surya as candidate for the prestigious Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to poll on April 18. According to reports, BJP's central election committee has decided to field the 28-year-old practicing lawyer in the Karnataka High Court. Stay updated with LatestLY for all the latest news and updates on election campaigns and candidate list. Congress Releases 11th List of 5 Candidates For Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Check the Full List.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader B.K. Hariprasad has been named the Congress candidate from the high-profile Bangalore South constituency. According to a report by IANS, the name of Hariprasad, currently a Rajya Sabha member, was among the 10 candidates in various states released on Sunday after a meeting of the Central Election Committee. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Hits Out at BJP, Says Saffron Party Busy Promoting Chowkidar’ T-shirts as Merchandise Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
The party on late Sunday night named candidates for 18 of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies it is contesting in the state under a seat-sharing agreement with its ruling ally Janatal Dal-Secular (JD-S), which will contest the remaining eight seats. The candidates for Bangalore North and South were not named.
On Monday, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had attacked the BJP over the plight of ‘shiksha mitras’ or contractual teachers in Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi alleged that the ruling party leaders are busy marketing T-shirts instead of attending to those suffering. Hundreds of ‘shiksha mitras’ have been protesting and pressing for better pay and appointment as assistant teachers in the state.