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Karnataka Elections: Top 10 Richest Candidates of JD(S)

May 8, 2018

Karnataka Elections Richest Candidates of JD(S)

Karnataka elections is something that is being followed in every part of the country with much enthusiasm and fervour. People are eagerly looking forward to the May 12th elections for Karnataka Legislative Assembly, as it is being touted as the biggest political battleground of the year. The three-way battle between Congress, BJP, and JD(S) is surely up for a tough competition between the parties to win with a clear majority, as some of the pre-poll pollsters predict a fractured mandate for a hung assembly. Some consider JD(S) as the dark horses in the upcoming elections. The party tasted success when JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda’s son H D Kumaraswamy became the Chief Minister for 20 months in a coalition with BJP. However, since then, the party hasn’t impacted the results of the last two legislative assembly elections. Karnataka has some of the richest politicians of the country. Elections after elections the influence of these high-profile politicians is increasing. Even in the upcoming elections, there are several affluent candidates contesting the elections in the state. Congress and BJP are neck and neck in terms of ‘Crorepati Candidates’ with 204 and 205, respectively, while JD(S) comes third with 146 ‘Crorepati Candidates’.

Here is a list of top 10 Richest Candidates of JD(S) contesting in the upcoming Karnataka State Legislative Assembly elections:

Sno Candidate Constituency Party Criminal Case Education Total Assets Liabilities
1 Mohamad Iqbal Hothur BELLARY CITY JD(S) 0 Post Graduate Rs 3,80,98,56,625 Rs 1,06,67,14,246
2 K.Bagegowda BASAVANAGUDI JD(S) 0 10th Pass Rs 3,19,99,69,122 Rs 55,77,67,510
3 Nasir Bagwan KHANAPUR JD(S) 2 10th Pass Rs 1,94,29,26,796 Rs 21,09,75,000
4 Dr D.Hemachandra Sagar CHICKPET JD(S) 0 Post Graduate Rs 1,91,50,18,000 Rs 0
5 H.D.Kumara Swamy RAMANAGARAM JD(S) 8 Graduate Rs 1,67,14,08,437 Rs 1,04,93,92,330
6 H D Kumara Swamy CHANNAPATNA JD(S) 1 Graduate Rs 1,67,14,08,437 Rs 1,04,93,92,330
7 Narayanaswamy L N DEVANAHALLI JD(S) 0 8th Pass Rs 1,47,11,81,720 Rs 18,40,41,834
8 Dr. C. R. Manohar BAGEPALLI JD(S) 0 Graduate Rs 1,36,78,50,358 Rs 89,05,26,070
9 M R Manjunath HANUR JD(S) 0 Others Rs 1,10,81,82,008 Rs 68,42,01,092
10 Anwar Sharieff SARVAGNANAGAR JD(S) 0 10th Pass Rs 1,09,84,67,005 Rs 6,10,33,090
11 G.H.Ramachandra RAJARAJESHWARINAGAR JD(S) 0 12th Pass Rs 77,98,46,644 Rs 2,06,35,421

 

The top 10 richest candidate of JD(S) have a combined wealth of over 1500 crore, some of them have other business apart from active politics as the source of income, while the rest have earned their wealth due to their involvement in politics. H D Kumaraswamy, the party president and JD(S) party’s Chief Ministerial face, is the richest Chief Ministerial candidate as compared to Congress’ Siddaramaiah and BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa. With merely 3 days left before the people of Karnataka to cast their vote on May 12, time will tell whether, JD(S) can sprung a surprise on May 15.

Will the financial might of H D Kumaraswamy prove too tough the top two contenders contesting for the office of Chief Minister or will it fail to make any severe impact on the electoral mandate.

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By-Elections for Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies will be held on May 28 and counting of votes will be conducted on May 31. Stay tuned for results.

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