Great-grandson of Mysuru Maharaja, Bommai among BJP’s LS candidates from K’taka

Bengaluru, March 13 (UNI) The BJP, which announced 20 out of 28 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections from Karnataka, pitted both established leaders and newer faces in various parliamentary constituencies.

Among the notable candidates is Yaduveer Krishnadatta Wadiyar, the great-grandson of the Mysuru Maharaja, who will be contesting from the Mysuru seat. Another prominent candidate is Basavaraj Bommai, a former Karnataka chief minister, who will be running from Haveri.

Union ministers Shobha Karandlaje and Pralhad Joshi are also in the fray, with Karandlaje contesting from Bengaluru North and Joshi from Dharwad. Additionally, Tejasvi Surya, a BJP MP, will be contesting from Bengaluru South, while Karnataka BJP chief BY Raghavendra has been fielded from Shivamogga.

The BJP’s election strategy appears to encompass a mix of established leaders and newer faces to maintain its electoral dominance in the state. Karnataka proved to be a stronghold for the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, where they won 25 out of 28 seats with a significant vote share.

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