Bengaluru, Mar 25 : Candidates of Congress-JDS coalition parties in Karnataka including former prime minister H D Devegowda, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, union minster D V Sadananda Gowda were among the stalwarts who filed their nomination papers for the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections in Karnataka to be held on April 18.
Most of the candidates rushed to file their nomination papers today and desisted to file their nomination papers on the last day tomorrow as they felt a Tuesday is considered inauspicioius.
Prominent among those who filed nomination papers on Monday were H D Devegowda (JD-S, from Tumakuru), Veerappa Moily (Congress, Chikkaballapur), K H Muniyappa (Congress-Kolar), Nalin Kumar Kateel (Dakshina Kannada-BJP), Pratap Simha (BJP-Mysuru-Kodagu) and Vjayashankar (Congress from same segment).
Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda filed his nomination to retain Bangalore North seat. In his tweeter he said that "visited Sri Radhakrishna Temple, Sanjayanagara in the morning Before filing the My Nomination."
Former Karnataka Minister A Manju, who recently quit Congress to join BJP his mother party filed his nomination for Hassan Lok Sabha seat. He faces tough challenge from Prajwal Revanna, son of Minister H D Revanna and grand son of JDS Supremo and former Prime Minister H D Devegowda.
Sitting BJP Lok Sabha member Pratap Simha filed his nomination to retain Kodagu-Mysore. (UNI)