BJP candidate Sadananda Gowda is a union minister and three-time MP. His rival, Krishna Byre Gowda of the Congress, is a two-time state minister. Other than these high-profile candidates, 29 more are contesting from Bangalore North
Prior to the BBMP elections, 85 candidates had taken the Ideal Corporator pledge. And now, NBF will be regularly tracking the performance of the seven candidates who have been elected to the city council.