Moily's name figured in the second list of candidates the party's central election committee released in New Delhi late on Thursday along with that of nine other nominees for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies across the state, which has 28 parliamentary seats.

Moily won the Chikkaballapur seat in 2009.

The party preferred Rizwan Arshad to veteran leader and former union minister CK Jaffer Shariff to contest from Bangalore Central constituency.

State Sugar and Small Scale Industries Minister Prakash B Hukkeri has been named to contest from Chikkodi in the northern region of the state though he was not keen to give up his legislative assembly seat.

The seven other candidates are Lakshmi Hebbalkar from Belgaum, Ajay Kumar Sarnaik from Bagalkot, BV Naik from Raichur (reserved), Basavaraj Hitnal from Koppal, Manjunath Bhandary from Shimoga, Janardana Poojary from Dakshina Kannada and Chandrappa from Chitradurga (reserved).

In the first list released on March 8, the party announced names for 14 seats.


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