Belagavi: After Ashok Pujari filed nomination papers from JD(S), Gokak to witness a triangular contest between BJP, Congress and JD(S).

Since Pujari’s percentage of voting share in his last three elections was moving up, the upcoming election would be a neck-to-neck test as both BJP and Congress candidates-Ramesh Jarkiholi and Lakhan Jarkiholi are also holding good command in the election.

Kumaraswamy was expected to present during Pujari filing the nomination papers, he remained absent due to prefixed scheduled. He and JD(S) Supremo Deve Gowda and other leaders from the party are expected to campaign for Pujari.