Bengaluru: The term of 57 MPs at the state level is coming to an end soon. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced that the state assembly elections will be held on the 10th.
Accordingly, elections are being held for 4 vacant seats in the state assembly from Karnataka. Candidature filing for this has been going on since last 24th. Today (Tuesday) is the last day to file a petition.
Based on the strength of the assembly in Karnataka, the ruling BJP is guaranteed two seats and the Congress one. Neither party had enough votes to win 4th place. Thus the drag to that place is prolonged.
In this situation, it has been reported that it has been decided to field the 3rd candidate on behalf of the BJP. That is, the BJP is planning to field a 3rd candidate with the support of Janata Dal (S) MLAs.
At present, the BJP has a strength of 120 MLAs, including the Speaker. Apart from this, the BJP also has the support of N Mahesh, who was expelled from the BJP, and Nagesh, an independent MLA. The votes of 45 MLAs are required for a candidate to win at the state level.
At present, if 2 candidates are fielded on behalf of the BJP, 90 MLAs will go and the remaining 32 MLAs will go. If the 3rd candidate is fielded on behalf of the BJP, he needs the support of 13 MLAs to win.
So it seems that the BJP is planning to get the support of 13 Janata Dal (S) MLAs. Nirmala Sitharaman’s contest In this situation, the party officially announced the candidates contesting for 2 seats on behalf of the BJP. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and actor Jakesh have filed nominations on behalf of the party.
Nirmala Sitharaman is being elected to the state assembly from Karnataka for the 2nd time. Actor Jakesh is an MP for the first time. Is. It is noteworthy that he had earlier served as a member of the Karnataka Upper House.
It was said that Nirmala Sitharaman will not be contesting from Karnataka this time. But it is noteworthy that that information is currently lying.