Jayanagar byelection results live updates: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vs Congress-Janata Dal Secular (JDS) in Karnataka

Celebrations have begun in the Congress camp as party candidate Sowmya Reddy defeated BJP's BN Prahlad by nearly 3,775 votes after several rounds of counting in Jayanagar assembly constituency.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 13:28
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BANGALORE: Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy on Wednesday defeated her nearest BJP rival BN Prahlad by over 2,000 votes after several rounds of counting in Jayanagar assembly constituency in Karnataka. The Congress party now has 80 seats in the 225-member Karnataka Assembly. In view of Sowmya Reddy's victory, widespread celebrations have also begun in the Congress camp. The counting of votes for the by-election held in Jayanagar assembly constituency in South Bangalore began around 8 am under the watchful eyes of the Election Commission. The by-election in Jayanagar assembly constituency was held on Monday and 55% voter turnout was registered. Voting was by and large peaceful, according to the election commission officials.

Polling in Jayanagar was countermanded following the death of BJP candidate BN Vijayakumar. The BJP had fielded the deceased MLA’s brother BN Prahlad. The Congress retained its original choice, former minister Ramalinga Reddy’s daughter R Sowmya Reddy for the seat. Both are political novices. The Janata Dal (Secular) withdrew its candidate in support of the Congress. 

Here are the live updates:-

13 June 2018, 12:45 PM

With Sowmya Reddy winning the Jayanagar assembly seat, the Congress party's total tally in 225-member Karnataka Legislative Assembly has gone up to 80.

 

13 June 2018, 12:32 PM

Congress wins Bengaluru's Jayanagar assembly seat as Sowmya Reddy defeats BJP's BN Prahlad by nearly 3,775 votes, say reports.  

13 June 2018, 11:57 AM

Congress workers celebrate outside counting centre in Bengaluru as party candidate Sowmya Reddy takes a massive lead over BJP's BN Prahlad in Jayanagar assembly constituency.

 

13 June 2018, 10:47 AM

Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy leads over BJP's BN Prahlad by 10205 votes in Jayanagar assembly constituency after round 8 of counting.

13 June 2018, 09:39 AM

Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy leads over BJP's BN Prahlad by 5348 votes in Jayanagar assembly constituency after round 4 of counting, reports ANI.

13 June 2018, 09:36 AM

Soumya Reddy of Congress leads against BJP's Prahlad Babu. Soumya Reddy gets 3,749 votes, Prahlad Babu secures 3,322 votes in first round of counting.

13 June 2018, 09:36 AM

Independent candidate Ravikrishna Reddy gets 151 votes in the first round, according to reports.

 

13 June 2018, 09:26 AM

Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy is leading over BJP's BN Prahlad by 427 votes after round 1 of counting, claims ANI.

13 June 2018, 09:04 AM

BN Prahlad gets 3 postal ballots, Sowmya Reddy of Congress gets 1 postal ballot, say reports.

 

13 June 2018, 09:03 AM

BJP candidate BN Prahlad Babu leading in postal ballots, according to reports.

13 June 2018, 08:40 AM

A total of 19 candidates were in the fray in the constituency which has a total electorate of 2,03,184.

13 June 2018, 08:40 AM

The Janata Dal (Secular) withdrew its candidate in support of the Congress. 

13 June 2018, 08:40 AM

The Congress retained its original choice, former minister Ramalinga Reddy’s daughter R Sowmya Reddy for the seat.

13 June 2018, 08:39 AM

The BJP has fielded the deceased MLA’s brother BN Prahlad from the Jayanagar seat.

13 June 2018, 08:38 AM

Polling in Jayanagar was countermanded following the death of BJP candidate BN Vijayakumar. 

13 June 2018, 08:37 AM

The by-elections in Jayanagar assembly constituency were held on Monday and 55% voter turnout was registered.

13 June 2018, 08:37 AM

The voting began at 8 am at SSMRV College.

13 June 2018, 08:35 AM

The counting of votes for Jayanagar assembly constituency in South Bangalore in Karnataka is currently underway.

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