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Karnataka Council, Rajya Sabha polls: Heavy lobbying in BJP, Congress and JDS for tickets, Karnataka MLC Biennial Election schedule result candidates 2016, Karnataka Rajya Sabha Election candidates

Karnataka Council, Rajya Sabha polls: Heavy lobbying in BJP, Congress and JDS for tickets,Karnataka MLC Biennial Election schedule result candidates 2016,Karnataka Rajya Sabha Election candidates 

Elections to four of the 12 seats to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka and to 11 seats of the Legislative Council, which includes three nominated seats which is the prerogative of the government, has set the ball rolling for hectic lobbying in the three major political parties in the State — the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party, and the Janata Dal (Secular).

While the Congress high command and the BJP will take the final call on the list of candidates, in the case of the JD(S) it is decided in Bengaluru where the party bosses are stationed. As its wont, the JD(S) is expected to announce its list after the Congress and the BJP complete the process. The last date for filing of nominations is May 31 and the elections are scheduled within a fortnight.

Congress assured of 2 seats

Of the four Rajya Sabha seats for which elections are scheduled, the Congress can comfortably win two seats and perhaps even eye the third seat, given the fact that the BJP and the JD(S) do not have the requisite votes unless they muster the support of the Independents (12 votes). The Congress has done it in the past and so has the BJP and the JD(S) in obtaining outside support to win a seat either in the election to the Rajya Sabha or to the Legislative Council.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, who at the present juncture is the Home Minister, G. Parameshwara, have been in New Delhi for the past two days to finalise the list of party candidates. The BJP too is expected to finalise their list around the same time.

 Informed sources in the Congress told that a large number of State Congressmen have already assembled in New Delhi to lobby for ticket. It is for the party high command to finalise a policy which will serve as the criteria for eligibility. For instance, whether those who contested the last elections to the Lok Sabha and the Legislative Assembly will be barred, and whether the incumbent chairpersons of the boards and corporations will be eligible for ticket to the Legislative Council.

While the Chief Minister is expected to have a say in the list of candidates for the Legislative Council, the party high command will have its choice for the candidates to the Rajya Sabha. The visit to New Delhi to decide on the list of candidates has served as an occasion for the Chief Minister to meet AICC president Sonia Gandhi. 

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