BJP's D S Veeraiah agrees to withdraw nomination as rebel candidate

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BJP's D S Veeraiah agrees to withdraw nomination as rebel candidate

BJP's D S Veeraiah agrees to withdraw nomination as rebel candidate

Bhavana S   ¦    Mar 29, 2019 03:23:50 PM (IST)

BJP\'s D S Veeraiah agrees to withdraw nomination as rebel candidate-1Kolar: In a big relief to the BJP state leadership, D S Veeraiah, who had filed his nomination papers as a rebel BJP candidate from the Kolar (SC) reserved Lok Sabha constituency, has agreed to withdraw his nomination.

It can be recalled that Veeraiah was a strong contender for the BJP ticket from the constituency, but the party passed him over and gave the ticket to Muniswamy, a BBMP corporator.

After an hour-long discussion with BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, Veeraiah agreed to withdraw his nomination. The Dalit face of the BJP, Veeraiah is currently serving as an MLC.

From the Kolar constituency, the Congress-JDS alliance has fielded seven-time MP and former union minister K H Muniyappa as their candidate.