COVID-19 patient casts vote in Karnataka's RR Nagar constituency, EC facilitates ambulance

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There are a total 31 candidates in the fray in the bypolls -- 15 in Sira and 16 in RR Nagar, including those from the Congress, BJP and the JD(S).

 

A COVID-19 positive patient exercised his right to vote in RR Nagar constituency of Karnataka during the by-election held on Tuesday.

According to an official statement of the state Election Commission of Karnatakah, he was facilitated with an ambulance.

As per the report, the polling booth was later sanitized to facilitate other voters.

By-election was concluded in two seats--RR Nagar, and Sira--in Karnataka on Tuesday, with a total voter turnout of 57.04 per cent. 

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

There are a total 31 candidates in the fray in the bypolls -- 15 in Sira and 16 in RR Nagar, including those from the Congress, BJP and the JD(S).

In RR Nagar, the BJP has fielded former Congress MLA Munirathna as its candidate whereas the Congress has given 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 fielded V Krishnamurthy.

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

The counting of votes will take place on November 10.


With inputs from ANI

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