Hubballi: The Congress party had invited applications from the aspirants seeking party ticket to contest the Assembly election. The aspirants were asked to pay Rs 2 lakh to apply, and after the last date of the said process, the Congress party released the list of the aspirants for seven assembly constituencies.
As many as 16 aspirants have filed applications to contest from Kundagol Assembly segment including the present MLA Kusumavati Shivalli. And her brother in-law, Muttanna Shivalli, former MLA MS Akki, and Chandrashekhar Juttal.
Former minister Vinay Kulkarni, former Anjuman-e-Islam president Ismail Tamatgar have sought the ticket to contest the election from Dharwad Rural.
From Kalghatgi constituency, as expected, former minister Santosh Lad, former MLC Nagaraj Chabbi have filed the application. A new entry to this list is INTUC President Bangaresh Hiremath.
Former MLA NH Konaraddi, former minister KN Gaddi, Vinod Asuti, Shivanand Karigar, former vice president of Dharwad Zilla Panchayat, Vijaylaxmi Pati, former ZP president, and Rajashekhar Mensinkai have sought the ticket to contest from the Navalgund constituency.
From Hubballi-Dharwad (East), MLA Prasad Abbayya has sought the ticket to contest the election from the constituency for the third time in a row. Along with him, former corporators Mohan Hiremani, Hanumanth Bankapur requested the KPCC.
Former mayor Anilkumar Patil, Rajat Ullagaddimath, Sadanand Danganavar, Niranjan Hiremath, Girish Gadigeppa Goudar, and Satish Meharwade are prominent candidates who sought the ticket from Hubballi-Dharwad Central.
The prominent aspirants from Hubballi Dharwad (West) are Nagaraj Gouri, Deepak Chinchore, Dr. Mayur More, Priti More, Sharanappa Kotagi, PH Niralkeri, and Altaf Kittur.
Here is the complete list.