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Sunday, Apr 13, 2008
BSP contesting all seats
|Sindhia releases first list, party to circulate a 20-page appeal|
BANGALORE: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest all 224 seats in the coming elections to the Legislative Assembly.
Releasing the first list of 50 candidates here on Saturday, the BSP national general secretary P.G.R. Sindhia said the party national president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will tour the State in three phases starting from May 5.
Mr. Sindhia said the party would circulate a 20-page “appeal” issued by Mayawati in lieu of a party manifesto. The appeal would be printed in various languages spoken in Karnataka and would be given at the doorstep of voters by the party workers in the State.
Asserting that the party had a vision for the State, Mr. Sindhia said: “The party follows a philosophy and even in the elections, the party will not waver from it. We have no political enemies but we do have an ideology to follow which makes us different from the other parties.”
He said: “We will post a surprising result in the elections and we have the means to do it. we have invisible voters who are motivated by our philosophy.” Mr. Sindhia said Ms. Mayawati would address eight public meetings in the State. On May 5, she would speak in Chamarajanagar, on May 12 in Bellary and Chitradurga, and on May 17 and 18 in Bidar and Gulbarga.
The party would launch its campaign on April 13 at its party office which would be attended by all district level presidents and office-bearers.
The party leaders, including Mr. Sindhia, would start touring the State from April 19. Mr. Sindhia and State general secretary Pani Patel would tour 80 constituencies together. BSP State unit president Marasandra Muniyappa would tour 80 other constituencies.
Following is the list of BSP candidates: N. Mahesh (Kollegal-SC), Shamsuddin M. Patil Ganihar (Sindhagi),Vaijanath Suryavamshi (Aurad-SC), Sridhar Kalaveer (Sakleshpur-SC), R. Muniyappa (Mahadevapura-SC), M. Muniyappa (Devananalli-SC), Jigani Shankar (Anekal-SC), Parimala Nagappa (Hanuru), V. Srinivasan (Pulikeshinagar-SC), Sayyad Zulfikar Hashmi (Bidar), Mundargi Nagaraj (Hagaribommanahalli-SC), Sayyad Roshan Mullah (Shiggaon), Chandrakantha Gaddagi (Gulburga Rural-SC), D. Shobha Bellary (Hubli-Dharwad East-SC), Babusaheb Kasimnavar (Kalghatgi), Umesh Hegade (Yellapura), Panduranga Swamy (Holalkere), Venkatesh Nayak (Molakalmuru-ST), Varaprasad (Mandya), R. Manjunath (Bangalore South), J. Jayappa (Shikaripura), M.V. Kotresh (Soraba), A. Appayyanna (Byatarayanapura), Vishwanath. C (Mahalakshmi Layout), G. Bette Gowda (Yeshwanthpur), A. Papanna (BTM Layout), M.S. Mukram (Channapatna), Obanna Poojar (Chellakere-ST), H.J. Kantharaju (Hiriyur), Mohan Kumar (Hosadurga), Umesh (Turuvekere), Lingaraju (Tiptur), D. Muralidhar (Koratagere), V. Narayanaswamy (Bangarapet-SC), R.S. Kumar (Malur), Sajjad (Kolar), H. Narayanappa (Mulabagilu-SC), N. Muniswamy (Chintamani), Suresh (KGF-SC), Murugan (Gandhinagar), S.K. Sajid Ahmed (Hebbal), K.P. Narasimharaju (Shantinagar-SC), Venkatesh (Bommanahalli), Vivek Menon (Sarvajnanagar), Srinivasa Murthy (Chamarajanagar), Nisarga Nagaraju (Malleswaram), K.V. Srinivasappa (Rajajinagar), Hennur Srinivas (Pavagada-SC), Guruppaji (T. Narasipura) and Mahadevappa (Nanjangud).
|Sunday, April 13, 2008|
|Watch out for bogus voting, EC tells staff|
From Shruba Mukherjee, DH News Service, New Delhi:
Since Karnataka would be the first state to go to polls with delimited constituencies the CEC also mentioned about some peculiar problems particularly in Municipal Corporation areas as there would be too many polling booths within a small area.
There would also be 3,000 auxiliary poll stations in and around Bangalore and Mysore and the observers would have to take special care about those centres, he said adding that they would have to train the static micro-observers who would be deployed inside the polling stations to observe and ensure the purity of the polling process.
Central Government/Public Sector employees would be utilised to the extent possible as Micro observers and they would be deployed along with the Central Forces. The observers were also asked to ensure that the process of displaying publ-icity material of the parties at public places was transparent as the local authorities might be biased in favour of certain parties.
He also assured the observers that their reports to the EC on the discrepancies or irregularities during the poll process would not be accessible through Right to Information Act as in that case their security would be at stake.
The observers would reach the allotted consti-tuencies one day before the last day of nomination and stay there till the end polls.
*EC worried over strong mining lobby
*State told to seal border with Goa to prevent liquor flow
*Observers must train micro-observers to be deployed inside booths
*Observers must ensure transparent publicity material display
*Observer reports not to be made public
|BSP’s first list|
|DH News Service, Bangalore:|
|Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will show surprising results in the coming elections and will be one of the deciding factors in the formation of the State government, the BSP National General Secretary P G R Sindhia said in Bangalore on Saturday.|
Releasing the first list of 50 candidates, Sindhia said workers who had served the party for the last 15 years including three former legislators had figured in the list. The second list would be released in the next three days, he said.
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Kollegal (SC) - N Mahesh, Sindgi - Shamshuddin M Patil Ganihar, Aurad (SC) - Vaijanath Suryavamshi, Sakleshpur (SC) - Sridhar Kaliveer, Mahadevapura (SC) - R Muniyappa, Devanahalli (SC) - M Muniyappa Koramangala, Anekal (SC) - Jigani Shankar, Hanur - Parimala Nagappa, Pulkeshinagar (SC) - V Srinivasan, Bidar - Syed Zulfikar Hasmi, Hagri Bommanahalli (SC) - Mundargi Nagaraj, Shiggaon - Dr Syed Roshan Mulla, Gulbarga Rural (SC) - Chandrakanta Gaddagi, Hubli - Dharwad East (SC) - D Shobha Bellary, Kalghatgi - Babusaheb Kasimnavar, Yellapur - Umesh Hegde, Hollallkere - Panduranga Swamy, Molkalmur (ST) - Dr Venkatesh Nayak, Mandya - Varaprasad, Bangalore South - R Manjunath.
Shikaripura - J Jayappa, Soraba - M V Kotresh, Byatarayanapura - M Appayanna, Mahalalakshmi Layout - C Vishwanath, Yeshwanthpur - G Bettegowda, BTM Layout - A Papanna, Channapatna - M S Mukaram, Challakere (ST)- Dr Obanna Pujar, Hiriyur - H K Kantaraju, Hosdurga - Mohan Kumar, Turvekere - Umesh, Tiptur - Lingaraju.
Korategere (Reserved) - Dr D Muralidhara, Bangarapet (Reserved) - V Narayanaswamy, Malur - Dr R S Kumar, Kolar - Sajjad, Mulbagal (SC) - H Narayanappa, Chintamani - N Muniswamy, KGF (SC) - Suresh, Gandhinagar - Murugan, Hebbal - S K Sajid Ahmed, Shantinagar - K P Narsimharaju, Bommanahalli - Venkatesh, Sarvajnanagar - Vivek Menon, Chamarajnagar - Srinivas Murthy, Malleswaram - Nisarga Nagaraju, Rajajinagar - K V Srinivasappa, Pavagada (SC) - Hennur Srinivas, T Narasipura - Guruppaji, Nanjangud - Mahadevappa