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 Moodabidri, Mangalore City North, Mangalore City South, Mangalore, Bantval will be held on May 12. (Click here for live updates on Karnataka Elections 2018)
In Moodabidri, BJP has fielded Umanatha. A. Kotian from the seat and Congress have contested K. Abhayachandra and Jeevan Krishna Shetty is from JD(S). In 2013, K Abhayachandra from Congress had won the elections. Mangalore City North is constituency number 202. BJP has fielded Dr.Bharath Shetty. Y from the seat and Congress have contested B.A.Mohiuddin Bava. In 2013, K Abhayachandra from Congress had won the elections.
In Mangalore City South, BJP has fielded D. Vedavyasa Kamath from the seat and Congress has contested J. R. Lobo. Rathnakara Suvarna will represent JD(S). In 2013, J.Rlobo from Congress had won the elections. For Mangalore, BJP has fielded Santhosh Kumar Rai Boliyaru from the seat and Congress has contested U.T.Abdul Khader. K.Ashraf will represent JD(S). In 2013, Utkhader from Congress had won the elections. Bantval, Congress has fielded B Ramanatha Rai from the seat and BJP have contested Rajesh Naik U. In 2013, B. Ramanatha Rai from Congress had won the elections.
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.