BJP Gets Himanta's Name Wrong In Star Campaigners List For Karnataka Polls

The central office of the BJP failed to correctly spell the name of the Assam CM. Instead, his name was spelt as “Hemant Biswa Sharma”.
The Assam CM's name was among several that were misspelled in the BJP's list of star campaigners
The Assam CM's name was among several that were misspelled in the BJP's list of star campaigners

Believed to be one of the most important cogs in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) machine, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will be in for a shock when he finds out that his name was misspelt by the party in a list of star campaigners for the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections that was released on Wednesday.

BJP released the list on Wednesday containing the names of star campaigners ahead of the polls in Karnataka scheduled to take place on May 10. However, on a closer look, a glaring mistake presented itself clearly.

The list included a total of 40 names including those of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh and Union home minister Amit Shah. It also named Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma as a star campaigner ahead of the polls.

However, the central office of the BJP failed to correctly spell the name of the Assam CM. Instead, his name was spelt as “Hemant Biswa Sharma”.

The list
The list

It may be noted that the name of the Assam CM has more often than not pronounced incorrectly by national leaders across the political spectrum in addition to the media. Instead of ‘Himanta’ it has been pronounced as ‘Hemant’ many times, which might have led to the debacle.

Meanwhile, it was not the only glaring mistake in the party’s list of star campaigners for Karnataka. The list which bore a stamp of the saffron party’s central office in New Delhi, also misspelt the name of Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Her name was spelt as ‘Nirmala Sitaraman’.

In addition, the list also misspelt the names of the present Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai and former CM B S Yediyurappa. While Bommai’s name was spelt as ‘Basavaraja Bommai’, Yediyurappa’s name on the list was spelt as ‘BS Yeddyurappa’.

The BJP also presented its third list of 10 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in the state. The ruling party has fielded BJP MLA Aravind Limbavali's wife Manjula Aravind Limbavali from Mahadevapura.

Earlier, the party had released its second list containing names of 23 candidates for the assembly polls, while refusing tickets to seven incumbent MLAs, including Madal Virupakshappa after he was recently detained on accusations of corruption.

The first list of 189 candidates was released by the BJP on April18. The saffron party also refused ticket to one of its stalwarts in the state, former CM Jagadish Shettar, who resigned immediately in the aftermath to join rivals Congress. The counting of votes are set to take place on May 13, 2023.

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