BJP releases its second list of 82 candidates.
The Congress has not named candidates for six seats - Shantinagar in Bengaluru, Melukote, Kittur in Belagavi, Raichur Urban, Nagathana and Sindhgi in Vijayapura district.
The party announced that Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah will be contesting from Chamundeshwari constituency. While the BJP's first list of candidates included seasoned politicians like five-time MLA S Angara, an MLA from Sullia, it has fielded new faces from other constituencies in the state.More news: Trump Was Furious About US Expelling 60 Russian Diplomats
Meanwhile, Janata Dal (Secular) has already announced candidates for 126 constituencies.
Karnataka will go into polls on May 12 while the counting of votes will be held on May 15, the state is beefed up with security forces in the backdrop of elections with election commission keeping a stern watch on all the activities in the state.
Two former IAS officers Siddaiah (Sakleshpur) and Syed Zameer Pasha (Kolar) have been given ticket. A loss in Karnataka will put the Congress party's future in the country on life support. "If the high command doesn't address this aspect of the state leadership, it might bring losses for the party", he said. They are N.Y. Gopalakrishna (Ballari Rural), B.B. Chimmanakatti (Badami), Maqbool S. Bagavan (Vijayapura City), K. Shivamurthy Naik (Mayakonda), Manohar Tahsildar (Hanagal), G. Ramakrishna (Kalaburagi Rural), Basavaraj N. Shivannavar (Byadagi), H.P. Rajesh (Jagalur), B.M. Nagaraj (Sirguppa), G.S. Srinivas (Tarikere), K. Shadakshari (Tiptur) and S. Jayanna (Kollegal).More news: Boston marks fifth year anniversary of marathon bombings
Supporters of former excise minister Manohar Tahsildhar, who now represents Hangal, staged a protest over denial of the party ticket to their leader.
Senior Congress leader's son Priyank Kharge was given a ticket and he will contest the polls from the Chitapur (Reserved) seat in Gulbarga district.More news: 7 inmates killed in SC prison altercation