The Congress on Sunday announced a list of 218 candidates for the Assembly elections due in Karnataka next month. The party will announce candidates for five seats later and will support an ally in one seat, News18 reported.

The state has 224 Assembly constituencies.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will contest the election from the Chamundeshwari Assembly constituency in Mysuru. His son, Yatheendra, is the candidate from the Varuna seat, which Siddaramaiah now represents.

Karnataka Home Affairs Minister Ramalinga Reddy’s daughter Soumya R is the Congress’ candidate from the Jayanagar constituency in Bengaluru.

The Assembly elections in Karnataka will be held on May 12, and the votes will be counted on May 15. These elections are key because Karnataka is the only major state left under the Congress’ rule, and its results are expected to set the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.