Format C-7: Karnataka Legislative Assembly Election 2023 - 61-Kanakagiri

Declaration about criminal antecedents of candidates set up by the party

(As per the judgment dated 25th September, 2018 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in WP (Civil) No.536 of 2011 (Public Interest Foundation &Ors. Vs. Union of India &Anr.)

Name of Political Party: Communist Party Of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation

Name of Election: Karnataka Legislative Assembly Election 2023

Name of State/ UT: Karnataka

Name of Constituency: 61-Kanakagiri

Name of Candidate: Kenchappa Hirekheda

Sl No.

Criminal Case





Nature of antecedents

Section 143, 341, 269, 270, 283, r/w 149 of IPC



Case No.

CC No. 1709/2022



Name of Court

I Additional JMFC, Gangavati




Whether charges have been framed. (yes/no)




Date of Conviction

Not Applicable



Details of punishment undergone

Not Applicable



Any other information required to be given

Not Applicable



Reasons for the selection of the candidate. The reasons as to selection shall be with reference to the qualifications, achievements and merit of the candidate concerned, and not mere "winnability" at the polls. (not more than 100 words)

Kenchappa Hirekheda is a leader of people's movements, who enjoys the trust and affection of common masses and the workers. He is being victimised by the administration through false cases, for leading struggles for the right of Dalits and agricultural labourers.  



Reasons as to why other individuals without criminal antecedents could not be selected as candidates.

The cases against Kenchappa Hirekheda are because of his antecedents as leader of the Dalit and Agricultural Labourers movements, and not criminal antecedents. We can see most of such leaders who are loved and trusted by the people have been implicated under such false cases against them. We have chosen one of the best candidates who fights for the rights of workers, and for an equal and just society. Kenchappa Hirekheda deserves to be a candidate for these elections.