Cong list of candidates for LS polls in Karnataka likely before Jan


Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar on Monday claimed that following the BJP and JD(S) deciding to forge an alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, several leaders from both parties have contacted him expressing their displeasure and wanting to join the Congress party.
The state Congress President also indicated that the Congress’ list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls is likely to be finalised before January.
“Following the BJP-JD(S) alliance, several BJP and JD(S) leaders have expressed their displeasure and are talking to me. I will have to discuss with the Chief Minister, some cabinet colleagues and party leaders. I have told them (BJP-JD(S) leaders) after discussion I will get back to them,” Shivakumar said.
Speaking to reporters here, he said, “Several BJP-JD(S) leaders — those who had won or lost — have expressed their desire to join Congress, stating that they are not happy with the alliance, as they were not consulted.