Bengaluru, May 15: The fate of candidates, who had contested for Karnataka Assembly Elections, will be known today, Tuesday, with the counting of votes underway. The Karnataka state is very important for Congress. The Congress is aiming at retaining the only large state it rules after Punjab, while the BJP is striving to form its government in Karnataka. The voting for Krishnarajanagara, Hunsur, Heggadadevankote (ST), Nanjangud (SC), Chamundeshwari was held on May 12. The main competitors in the Karnataka Polls 2018 are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress party. (Click here for live updates on Karnataka Elections 2018)
Krishnarajanagara is constituency number 211 and Sa R. Mahesh from JD(S) has won twice from this seat. This year too JD(S) has fielded Sa R. Mahesh. The Congress has fielded D. Ravishankar from the seat and H. G. Shwetha Gopala has represented BJP. In Hunsur, Congress stakes are high as H P Manjunath has won twice from this seat. BJP has fielded J S Ramesh Kumar. JD(S) has contested Adaguru H Vishwanath.
Heggadadevankote is reserved for scheduled tribe category. Last year JD(S) candidate Chikkanna had won from this seat. Congress has contested Anil Kumar C against BJP’s Siddaraju. Nanjangud is reserved for the scheduled caste category and it is constituency number 214. Congress has fielded Kalale N Keshavamurthy from the seat and BJP has contested Harshavardhan B. Dayanandamurthy H S will be representing JD(S). G.T. Deve Gowda from JD(S) is the current winner from this seat.
In total, there are more than 2654 candidates, including 219 women, in the fray for 224 seats in Karnataka. As per the data released by Chief Electoral Office in Karnataka, the BJP have contested in all 224 seats, while the Congress has contested 222 seats. The HD Devegowda-led Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) has contested on 201 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) led by Mayawati, which came into an alliance with the JD(S), has a contest on 20 seats.