Karnataka elections 2023: These are the richest candidates with crores of assets, 4 of the 5 richest candidates are from Congress!
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Voting is currently underway for the Karnataka Elections 2023, with a close contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress, and JDS. Meanwhile, four of the five richest candidates in this election are from the Congress party.
The top five candidates of the Karnataka elections have declared assets worth crores, while six of the total 10 richest candidates in the elections are from the Congress party, while two each are from the BJP and the JDS.
Here is the list of the top five richest candidates in Karnataka elections and their declared assets -
Yusuf Sharif (Independent Candidate) - Assets Rs 1633 Crore
N Nagaraju (BJP) - Rs 1609 Crore
DK Shivakumar (INC) - Rs 1413 Crore
Priyakrishna (INC) - Rs 1153 Crore
Suresh BS (INC) - Rs 648 Crore
Besides this, the other richest candidates who are contesting the Karnataka elections 2023 are NA Haris of INC from Shantinagar with over Rs 439 crore, HK Suresh of BJP from Belur with over Rs 435 crore, N Narayan of JD(S) Raju Bommanahalli owns more than Rs 416 crore, JD(S)'s Anil H Lad from Bellary City more than Rs 380 crore and Deshpande Raghunath of Congress owns more than Rs 363 crore from Haliyal.
All candidates who are contesting assembly elections are liable to disclose their assets and net worth to the Election Commission before campaigning. Some of the richest election candidates are from southern states.
The Karnataka elections could prove to be a major achievement for the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is currently forming the government in the state. According to Zee Media exit polls, the BJP is expected to win a clear victory with a margin of 103-118 seats in the 224-seat state.
PM Modi campaigned for the BJP in Karnataka ahead of the elections, traveling to the state seven times before the Election Commission closed the election campaign dates. According to political experts, his rallies are believed to have a huge impact on the elections.