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    Bellary, Shivamogga And Mandya By-poll 2018 Results Live: Congress’ VS Ugruppa wins Bellary parliamentary seat with a margin of 243161 votes.



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    Bellary, Shivamogga And Mandya By-poll 2018 Results Live: People have rejected BJP. It is also a rejection of Modi govt. Bypoll results will send a message to the entire country that the time for change has come: Dinesh Gundu Rao, as Congress-JD(S) alliance, leads on 4 out of 5 seats

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    Bellary, Shivamogga And Mandya By-poll 2018 Results Live: BJP candidate and former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa’s son BY Raghavendra wins Shivamogga Lok Sabha seat.

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    Bellary, Shivamogga And Mandya By-poll 2018 Results Live: Congress workers celebrate outside the counting station in Bellary.

  • 11:20 AM IST

    Bellary, Shivamogga And Mandya By-poll 2018 Results Live: BJP’s BY Raghavendra leads by 36467 votes in Shimoga,INC’s VS Ugrappa leads by 184203 votes in Bellary&JDS LR Shivaramegowda leads by 121963 votes in Mandya

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    Bellary, Shivamogga And Mandya By-poll 2018 Results Live: BJP’s BY Raghavendra leads by 32563 votes in Shimoga, INC’s VS Ugrappa leads by 151060 votes in Bellary and JDS’ LR Shivarame Gowda leads by 76952 votes in Mandya

  • 10:30 AM IST

    Bellary, Shivamogga And Mandya By-poll 2018 Results Live: Congress’ VS Ugrappa is leading by 84,257 in Bellary while in Shivamogga BJP candidate’s BY Raghavendra, son of former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa is leading by 9,665 votes. JD(S) Shivarame Gowda is leading over BJP’s Siddaramaiah in Mandya parliamentary seat. Counting underway

  • 10:23 AM IST

    Bellary, Shivamogga And Mandya By-poll 2018 Results Live: Congress’ VS Ugrappa leading over BJP’s J Shantha by 128815 votes in Bellary parliamentary seat after counting of votes for Round 8.

New Delhi: The counting of votes for three Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka — Bellary, Shivamogga and Mandya are underway. The counting of votes began at 8 AM amid tight security. As per initial trends,  the BJP is leading in Shivamogga with nearly 11,000 votes, while the Congress is leading in Bellary its ally JD(S) is ahead in Mandya.

Police officials said that a total of 1,248 counting staff have been deployed to avoid untoward incident. “Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure to that no untoward incident takes place during the counting of votes. Police personnel have been deployed around the counting centres and strong rooms where the EVMs are placed,” police officials said.

Besides, Lok Sabha constituencies, counting of votes for two Assembly constituencies Ramanagara And Jamkhandi are also underway. A total of 31 candidates were in the fray from all the five constituencies, though the contest is mainly between the Congress-JD(S) combine and the BJP.

Notably, the by-elections were necessitated after Yeddyurappa (Shivamogga) and Sriramalu (Ballari), and C S Puttaraju of JD(S) (Mandya) resigned as MPs on their election to the Assembly in May this year. Bypolls to Jamkhandi Assembly seat was caused by the death of Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda, while Ramanagara fell vacant after Kumaraswamy gave up the seat, preferring Chennapatna, the other constituency from where he had won.