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Congress fields RS MP as candidate for Bengaluru south

: Amid suspense and dilemma in the BJP over its candidate for Bengaluru south constituency, the Congress Sunday announced fielding its controversial Rajya Sabha member B K Hariprasad from the constituency. Hariprasad s staunch loyalty to the party dates from his college days when he was associated with the youth Congress. I have completed 40 years of service to the Congress. There was no specific Lok Sabha seat to contest. Party national president Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao decided that I should contest from Bengaluru South seat, he told reporters after the party announced his name for the seat. The Bengaluru south Lok Sabha seat is not new for Hariprasad as he was defeated by former union minister Ananth Kumar in 1999. Exuding confidence about his victory this time, Hariprasad said the circumstances now were different from those of 1999 as things were at present in his favour. In most likelihood, Hariprasad may have to contest ...


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