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New Delhi: The Karnataka Bye-Election Results 2017 will be announced today. Assembly bypolls for Nanjangud and Gundlupet were announced by the Election Commission for which the polls happened on April 9. Now is the time for results and supporters of both– the BJP and Congress–are eagerly waiting for the results of the semifinals before the mains: the general assembly elections 2018. It was a clash of titans. The Lingayat strongman Yeddyurappa from the BJP and the Dalit icon Siddaramaiah from the Congress party clashed for the all important assembly seats. The Karnataka by-poll results 2017 will decide who has the upper hand going into the main elections.

The importance of the Bye-Election 2017 can be gauged from the fact that the BJP and Congress party pressed their most experienced resources into electioneering. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah burned the midnight oil to bolster his party’s position in Nanjangud and Gundlupet. Former CM Yeddyurappa, who is BJP’s hope in 2018, spent 27 days in both constituencies to revive party’s sagging chances.

The region in which these constituencies fall has traditionally chosen the Congress party. Siddaramaiah has been a strongman in these two seats and hence, he has the upper hand here.  However, if Yeddyurappa could stage a turnaround, this would pave a way for the Dalit-Lingayat axis which could create history for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

All you need to know about

  • The results for Karnataka bypoll 2017 will be announced on Thursday. The counting for assembly bye-elections in Karnataka’s Nanjangud and Gundlupet will start at 8 am and the first trends are expected to come at 9 am today.
  • The results will be announced on the website of Election Commission. Trends can also be seen at India.com. The bye-elections are a precursor to Karnataka’s assembly elections in 2018. Both Congress and BJP have thrown their all in these elections. Here is all you want to know about the Karnataka bypoll 2017.
    It was a BJP vs Congress competition in Nanjangud bye-elections, polling for which was held in the district on April 9. Congress party’s Kalale N Keshavamurthy took on a strong challenge of BJP’s V Srinivasa Prasad. Both leaders had contested last time from different parties. While Keshavamurthy had contested from a JDS ticket, Prasad contested on a Congress ticket. Srinivasa recently fell out with Congress over cabinet reshuffle, forcing an election in the assembly segment. He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. Keshavamurthy joined the Congress. In 2013, Srinivas had defeated Keshavamurthy.
  • The list of candidates in Nanjangud
    BJP-V. Srinivasa Prasad
    Congress-Kalale.N.Keshavamurthy
    Ananda G-Independent
    D. Eshwar Swabhimaani-Independent
    Gurulingaiah-Independent
    D.K. Tulasappa-Independent
    R. Prasanna Goluru-Independent
    B.S. Mahadevaswamy-Independent
    H.P. Sheshanna-Independent
    Subbaiah-Independent
  • Gundlupet–the other assembly constituency that went to bye-elections on April 9–also witnessed a two-cornered fight between the Congress party and BJP. In 2013, veteran Congress leader H.S. Mahadeva Prasad had defeated KJP’s Niranjan Kumar. The election was called due to the demise of HS Mahadeva Prasad.
  • List of candidates
    BJP-C.S.Niranjan Kumar
    INC-M.C.Mohan Kumari Urf Geetha
    Mahadeva Prasad.B-Independent
    M.Shivaramu-Independent
    K.Somashekara-Independent
    RPI(A)-Shivaraju.M
    BDBRAJP-M.Honnuraiah