BJP announces fielding Shivaraj Sajjanar, Ramesh Bhusanur in Assembly by-elections


PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 07-10-2021 10:22 IST | Created: 07-10-2021 10:19 IST
BJP announces fielding Shivaraj Sajjanar, Ramesh Bhusanur in Assembly by-elections
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The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday announced fielding Shivaraj Sajjanar from Hanagal and Ramesh Bhusanur from Sindagi Assembly constituencies respectively for the by-polls to the two segments on October 30.

The BJP said in a statement that the BJP national general secretary and Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh communicated that Sajjanar and Bhusanur will be fielded in the by-polls.

Fielding Sajjanar has come as a surprise as there were strong rumors that the party would give the ticket to former Hanagal MLA late C M Udasi's daughter-in-law Revathi Udasi.

It was Udasi's demise in June this year, which had necessitated the bypoll to the Hanagal constituency.

Sajjan is a former BJP MLA from Haveri and a long-time close aide of former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, BJP sources said.

On the other hand, Ramesh Bhusanur's candidature was in the offing and it was quite certain that he would get the ticket.

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