The Bharatiya Janata Party has released the fourth list of seven candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018.
The party had released its first list of 72 candidates on April 8, followed by the second list of 82 candidates on April 16 and most recently the third list of 59 candidates on Friday.
With the announcement of 7 more candidates, the BJP has declared its nominees for 220 seats for the elections to the 224-member state assembly.
The BJP is making an all-out bid to oust the Congress from power in the southern state. The saffron party is yet to announce its CM candidates.
The BJP was reduced to 40 seats in the last assembly polls in 2013 in which the Congress had won 122 seats.The JD(S) led by Deve Gowda had also won 40 seats.
Former CM Yeddyurappa had floated his own party, Karnataka Janata Paksha, in the last elections after he was removed as chief minister by the BJP over corruption charges. The Lingayat leader, however, merged his party with the BJP in 2014. Yedyurappa is contesting from Shikaripura in the upcoming Assembly elections voting for which will take place on May 12. Results are scheduled to be announced on May 15.
(With inputs from agencies)