10 candidates remain in fray in the Belagavi LS poll – The New Indian Express
Express press service
BELAGAVI: 10 candidates remained in the fray for the April 17 bypasses in Belagavi Lok Sabha constituency after the last date of withdrawal on Saturday. On the last day, eight candidates withdrew from the bypass, which was necessitated by the death of Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi last year. Deputy commissioner Dr Harish Kumar, who is also the district election officer, told reporters on Saturday that a total of 18 candidates had applied for the bypass.
“Of the 18, eight candidates withdrew their papers. The list includes Ashok Pandapppa Hanaji of the Sarva Janata party, Krishnaji Pundalik Patil of the Shiv Sena and six independents. Those who remain in the fray are Mangala Angadi (BJP), wife of Suresh Angadi, Satish Laxmanrao Jarkiholi (Congress), Vivekanand Babu Ghanti (Karnataka Rashtra Samiti), Venkateshwara Swami (Hindustan Janata Party), Suresh Maralingannavar (Karnataka) and Independent . candidates Appasaheb Kurane, Goutam Yamanappa Kamble, Nagappa Kalasannavar, Shubham Vikran Shelke and Srikant Padasalgi.
The richest BJP, Cong candidates
Mangala (BJP) and Satish (Congress) are the richest candidates in melee with their assets and those of their families together crossing the bar of Rs 100 crores each. While Mangala’s assets are worth Rs 14.77 crore, Rs 15.94 crore assets are in the name of her husband, the late Suresh Angadi. They have a total liability of Rs 7.55 crore.
In addition, the real estate properties of Suresh Angadi Education Foundation and Angadi Sugars are valued at Rs 106 crore, with loans valued at Rs 91 crore. Satish Jarkiholi, who represents the constituency of the Yamakanamardi assembly, owns several agricultural and non-agricultural lands. Its revenues have grown by over 200% over the past three years. He and his family own assets worth Rs 148 crore.