President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) D.K. Shivakumar has said that the decision on Congress candidates for the bypolls to Sira and Rajarajeshwarinagar Legislative Assembly constituencies will be taken on Sunday.
After launching a membership drive of the Youth Congress in Hubballi on Saturday, Mr. Shivakumar told presspersons that there were several aspirants. “The party has set up a committee, led by the former Minister Ramalinga Reddy, to take a decision on the issue. We will take a final decision after Sunday’s meeting,” he said.
Regarding reports about Congress considering the name of Kusuma Ravi, wife of late IAS officer D.K. Ravi, for ticket to contest in Rajarajeshwarinagar, he said discussions were still on. Later in Belagavi, he said several senior Congress leaders had favoured her candidature.
“Around seven to eight MLAs and former Ministers…