New Delhi, Apr 15: The Congress on Sunday released the first list of 218 candidates for upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018  that are scheduled for May 12. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to contest from Chamundeshwari whereas, his son Dr Yatheendra will contest from Varuna constituency in upcoming Legislative Assembly Elections

Home minister Ramalinga Reddy’s daughter Soumya has got Congress ticket from Jayanagar. On the other hand, the party has fielded MY Patil from Afzalpur whereas, Dr Ajay Singh will contest from Jevargi.

Earlier on April 8, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had released the first list of 72 candidates for the crucial Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. The announcement of the names was made by Union Minister JP Nadda.

The counting of votes in all 224 constituencies will be held on May 15. Results for Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 will be announced on the same day.

The tenure of 224-member Karnataka Assembly expires on May 28.

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Currently, the state is ruled by Siddaramaiah-led Congress. The party is in power with 122 seats against the BJP’s 43.