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K'taka: Congress fields Navalesh against Yeddyurappa
April 29, 2008 00:50 IST
The Congress on Monday night fielded a greenhorn against Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa in next month's assembly elections in Karnataka.
N Navalesh will take on Yeddyurappa in Shikaripura constituency where the former chief minister and state Samajwadi Party chief S Bangarappa is also in fray.
The polling for Shikaripura will be held in the second phase on May 16.
Navalesh's name figures in a list of six candidates released by Congress late on Monday evening.
The other candidates are A Venkatesh Naik from Devadurga, H Anjaneya from Holakere, Syed Saifulla from Davanagere, Vandal Rajanna from Channagiri and Jagannath Shetty from Puttur.