Bangalore. Karnataka’s ruling Congress party on Saturday appointed observers for the state’s 28 Lok Sabha constituencies who will gather detailed information on potential candidates for the 2024 general elections.
In a press release issued here, state Deputy Chief Minister DK Sivakumar said that the ministers have been appointed as observers who will visit their respective constituencies and hold discussions with leaders, meet and report to the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee about potential candidates. Sivakumar is also serving as the president of the Karnataka branch of the Congress.
According to the release, Priyank Kharge from Bagalkot seat, NS Boseraju from Bengaluru Central, Dr G Parameshwara from Bengaluru North, K. Venkatesh from Bangalore Rural, Dr. Sharan Prakash Patil from Bangalore South, Dr. Shivraj Tangdagi from Belagavi, Satish Jarkiholi from Vijayapura, BZ Jamir Ahmed Khan from Chikballapur, Lakshmi Hebbalkar from Dharwad, Mankal Vaidya from Udupi. Chikkamagalur and Sivamogga from Chikkamagalur appointed observers.
In the last Lok Sabha elections (2019), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 25 of the 28 seats in Karnataka, while the Congress and Janata Dal United (JDS), which fought in alliance, won one seat each.