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BJP's CM candidate gambles with his luck
Vicky Nanjappa | May 04, 2008 00:43 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party's Karnataka chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa has decided against contesting the elections from a second constituency. He has decided to ignore the advise given by a section of his party to contest from a second constituency as in Shikaripura he would be fighting S Bangarappa, who has never tasted defeat in an assembly election.
There was speculation that Yeddyurappa will be filing his nominations from a constituency in North Karnataka, which would be going to polls during the third phase of the polls on May 22 2008.
Yeddyurappa has a tough battle ahead at Shikaripura in Shimoga from where he was elected in the 2004 elections. However, this year it is an entirely different ball game and it would be a battle of two former chief ministers.
While some close associates of Yeddyurappa advised to go for a second constituency, the party leadership in New Delhi maintained by doing so the BJP would give the indication that it was pressing the panic button.