A "fake" list of Congress candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka is being circulated on social media.
Madhusudan Mistry, the chairman of the Screening Committee, held marathon discussions with the Chief Minister, the KPCC President G Parameshwara and senior leader D K Shivakumar among others.
Among the candidates are numerous party's 48 sitting or outgoing legislators from the state's northern, central and southern region, including Bengaluru, which has 28 assembly constituencies.
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"We have announced a list of 72 candidates last night, day-after-tomorrow another list of 65-70 candidates will be released".
Karnataka BJP President and the party's CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa will contest from Shikaripura while B Sriramulu, the party MP from Ballari district will contest the Assembly polls and will be the party's candidate from Molakalmuru in Chitradurga district. The Karnataka chief minister was in the national capital to attend the party's steering committee meeting to screen the candidates for the state polls.
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Of the 224 assembly segments across the state, 173 are general, 36 reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 15 for the Scheduled Tribes (STs). "The list under circulation is fake", he said in a tweet.
"Please don't patronise products of the fake news factory", he added. Jolle is presently the sitting member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.
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