The candidates' list released by both BJP and Congress has sparked unrest within the parties with those denied tickets publicly staging protests against the leaderships. A video going viral on social platforms shows Shashil G. Namoshi, a BJP leader from Kalaburagi, crying his heart out at while addressing a press conference.
Namoshi's show of despair came shortly after BJP released its second list of candidates, which excluded his name. The party named Dattatreya Patil Revur and Chandrakant B. Patil to Gulbarga Dakshin and Gulbarga Uttar respectively.
Namoshi had contested the 2013 assembly election from Gulbarga Dakshin on Janata Dal (Secular) ticket. He has also served as the deputy mayor of the city.