Tag: Karnataka Elections 2018

G.T. Devegowda: The David who felled Goliath
Chamundeshwari, Elections 2018, News

G.T. Devegowda: The David who felled Goliath

Mysuru: Incumbent Chamundeshwari MLA and presently the MLA-elect G.T. Devegowda proved a giant killer by defeating Chief Minister Siddharamaiah by a huge margin of 36,042 votes. While Devegowda secured 1,21,325 votes, Siddharamaiah managed to poll 85,283 votes. When it was clear that once friends, Siddharamaiah and G.T. Devegowda (GTD) will be face-to-face in a battle…

JD(S) breaks Congress hold in Periyapatna
Elections 2018, News

JD(S) breaks Congress hold in Periyapatna

Mysuru: The JD(S) broke the Congress stronghold in Periyapatna Assembly segment of the district with party candidate K. Mahadev defeating four-time MLA K. Venkatesh of the Congress. Venkatesh, who first became a JD(S) Legislator by defeating Kalamarigowda of the Congress in the 1994 Assembly polls, later joined the Congress and recorded a hat-trick of wins…

11 new Mysuru district MLAs head to State Capital
Elections 2018, News

11 new Mysuru district MLAs head to State Capital

Mysuru: The 15th Karnataka Assembly elections threw up a hung verdict yesterday and with this result the action now moves to the State capital, Bengaluru. The leaders of the three main political parties BJP, Congress and JD(S) have summoned all the newly- elected MLAs to Bengaluru to work out strategies to form the government in…

By-polls to three MP seats and five MLC seats
Elections 2018, News

By-polls to three MP seats and five MLC seats

Bengaluru: The results of the just concluded Assembly elections has thrown up by-elections to three MP seats and five Legislative Council seats. Three Members of Parliament (MPs) contested the polls — B.S. Yeddyurappa (BJP – Shivamoga), B. Sriramulu (BJP – Ballari) and C. S. Putaraju (JD-S, Mandya) — and they all have won. While Yeddyurappa…

Lone ‘tusker’ from Kollegal enters Vidhana Soudha
Elections 2018, News

Lone ‘tusker’ from Kollegal enters Vidhana Soudha

Chamarajanagar:  A lone ‘tusker’ from Kollegal Reserved Constituency is all set to enter the Vidhana Soudha this time. N. Mahesh of BSP-JD(S) alliance (Elephant symbol) has won from Kollegal Constituency (71,792 votes) by defeating A.R. Krishnamurthy of Congress (52,338 votes). Out of 14 elections held (including a by-poll) from the Constituency, Congress had won nine…

Lotus blooms in Nanjangud for the first time since 1957
Elections 2018, News

Lotus blooms in Nanjangud for the first time since 1957

Mysuru:  The Temple Town of Nanjangud, also known as Dakshina Kashi, has chosen BJP candidate B. Harshavardhan as its MLA for the first time since 1957. Traditionally, the Constituency has been a bastion of Congress, Janata Party and Janata Dal. Harshavardhan, the son-in-law of former Minister and senior Dalit leader V. Sreenivasa Prasad, defeated incumbent…

District records 16,356 NOTA votes; 972 votes invaild
Elections 2018, News

District records 16,356 NOTA votes; 972 votes invaild

Mysuru:  In the 11 Constituencies of the district, where elections were held on May 12 and the counting took place yesterday, 16,362 voters have opted for None Of The Above (NOTA) and 972 Postal Ballots were found invalid due to various technical reasons and were rejected. The Constituency wise NOTA votes are as follows: Krishnaraja…

Landslide win for political novice Dr. Yathindra in Varuna
Elections 2018, News

Landslide win for political novice Dr. Yathindra in Varuna

Mysuru:  Varuna Congress  candidate Dr. Yathindra, son of Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, has set a record of sorts in his electoral debut, by registering the highest margin of victory among all the Assembly segments of the district. Dr. Yathindra, who secured 96,435 votes defeated his    nearest rival Thotadappa Basavaraju of BJP by a margin of 58,616…

Victory smiles on A.H. Vishwanath in Hunsur
Elections 2018, News

Victory smiles on A.H. Vishwanath in Hunsur

Mysuru:  Former Minister Adagur H. Vishwanath, who was fed up with the functioning style of Congress leaders and had quit the party last year to join the JD(S) registered a comfortable victory over Congress candidate H.P. Manjunath by a margin of 8,575 votes. Vishwanath who had openly ridiculed the working style of Chief Minister Siddharamaiah…

Perseverance pays for BJP’s Niranjan Kumar in Gundlupet
Elections 2018, News

Perseverance pays for BJP’s Niranjan Kumar in Gundlupet

Chamarajanagar: At last, ‘Lotus’ has bloomed in Gundlupet Assembly Constituency with BJP candidate C.S. Niranjan Kumar (94,151 votes) defeating Dr. Geetha Mahadevaprasad (77,467 votes). Since the first General Election in 1952, Gundlupet Constituency has seen 15 elections including a by-election. However only five people had represented the Constituency and now Niranjan Kumar will be the…

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