Bypolls 2020: Counting begins in two assembly constituencies of Karnataka

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Though 16 were in fray in RR Nagar and 15 in Sira, the main contest in both the seats is triangular, as BJP, Congress and JD-S fielded candidates against each other.


The counting of votes for the by-election held in two assembly constituencies of Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) in Bengaluru and Sira in Tumkur has began on Tuesday morning.

There are a total 31 candidates in the fray in the bypolls -- 15 in Sira and 16 in RR Nagar.

Though 16 were in fray in RR Nagar and 15 in Sira, the main contest in both the seats is triangular, as BJP, Congress and JD-S fielded candidates against each other.

In Sira, the BJP, Congress and JD(S) have fielded Dr Rakesh Gowda, former minister T B Jayachandra and former (JD-S) MLA B Satyanarayana's wife Ammajamma respectively for the election.

Meanwhile, in RR Nagar, the BJP has fielded former Congress MLA Munirathna as its candidate whereas the Congress has given a ticket to H Kusuma, wife of former IAS officer late D K Ravi in the seat traditionally held by the party. The JD(S) has chosen V Krishnamurthy to contest for the seat.

The death of Sira MLA B Satyanarayana, who was from the JD(S) and resignation of Rajarajeshwari Nagar Congress MLA Munirathna from the assembly last year, led to the by-elections.

In the 224-seat assembly, BJP has 116 MLAs minus the speaker, Congress 67 and JD(S) 33, BSP one and there are two independents. There is also a nominated member.

 

With inputs from Agency

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