Caste equations in Congress list
The Congress has carefully balanced the caste equations while releasing its list of candidates for the Karnataka assembly elections. The party came out with its list of 218 candidates on Sunday. It has fielded 52 from the OBC, 42 Lingayats and 39 Vokkaligas. While the OBCs account for 23 per cent of the population, the Lingayats are 14 per cent in number.