A meeting of Congress Central Election Committee is underway at AICC office in Delhi in connection to forthcoming Karnataka Assembly polls. Congress is expected to release the second list of its candidates for Karnataka Assembly election at any moment. The meeting of Congress Central Election Committee has been held to finalize the candidates.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, who reached AICC office to attend the meeting, while talking to media said its the meeting of selection committee and there will be discussion about remaining 100 seats. A decision will be taken on the basis of opinions from th members of the committee.
Outcome of the first meeting of CEC
Earlier the meeting of Congress Central Election Committee to finalize the names of candidates for Karnataka Assembly polls was held on 17th March at Congress Headquarters in Delhi. All leaders of the party participated in the meeting. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge presided over the meeting. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was also present in the meeting along with other senior party leaders. During 3 hours meeting names of 125 candidates were discussed and the list was finalized.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar, Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala, Congress Bangalore Rural MP DK Suresh, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal and veteran leader Mohsina Kidwai are present in the meeting.
Elections are slated to be held in Karnataka in a single phase on May 10, and counting of votes will take place on May 13. The Political parties such as BJP, Congress, JDS, AAP, BSP, AIMIM are going to contest for 224 assembly seats.
Currently, BJP is in power in the state. On last assembly election in 2018, BJP could not form the government despite emerging as a single largest party in the election.