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Congress announces three more candidates from Karnataka including Ballari

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Bengaluru, Mar 28 (PTI) The Congress on Friday announced three more candidates, including Sandur MLA E Thukaram for the Ballari Lok Sabha constituency.

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The party has named Sunil Bose, Karnataka Social Welfare Minister H C Mahadevappa's son, as its Chamarajanagar LS candidate.

"Bose has been in politics for the past 20 years and hence is eligible to get a Congress ticket," a close confidant of Mahadevappa told PTI.

The party announced that it would be fielding All India Youth Congress General Secretary Raksha Ramaiah as its Chikkaballapura candidate, a Congress office-bearer said.

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The party, however, has remained indecisive about Kolar, which has become a vexatious issue.

Amid strong speculation that the party is keen on fielding Food and Civil Supplies Minister K H Muniyappa's son-in-law Chikka Peddanna, five legislators, including two ministers, threatened to quit.

Alarmed by the rebellion over this issue, Congress has not yet named the candidate yet. PTI GMS ANE

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