Constituency Wise Karnataka Election Results 2018 Winners: Counting of votes for the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 took place today. The ruling Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) were caught in a high pitch battle in the state. The counting of votes began at 8 AM. Counting took place for Raybag (SC), Hukkeri, Arabhavi, Gokak and Yemkanmardi (ST) constituencies in the Karnataka Vidhan Sabha. Catch Live updates of Karnataka Assembly Election Results here.
In Raybag, BJP’s two-time winner Aihole Duryodhan Mahalingappa is pitted against Congress’s Pradeepkumar Ramu Malage. The Bahujan Samaj Party has also fielded Dr Rajeev Kamble on this seat. The seat is also seeing seven Independent candidates this election.
In Hukkeri, BJP’s 2013 winner Umesh Vishwanath Katti has been fielded against Congress’s Appayyagouda Basagouda Patil. In Arabhavi, BJP’s 2013 winner Balachandra Lakshmanarao Jarakiholi is pitted against Congress’s Arvind Mahadevrao Dalwai and JDS’s Bhimappa Gundappa Gadad.
The Gokak seat has been a Congress stronghold. Congress’s four-time winner Jarkiholi Ramesh Laxmanrao is fighting BJP’s Ashok Ningayyaswami Pujari on this seat this election. In Yemkanmardi, Congress has fielded its two-time winner Satish L Jarkiholi who is fighting against BJP’s Astagi Maruti Mallappa and JDS’s Shankar Bharama Gasti.
Voting for the Karnataka Assembly Elections took place on Saturday, May 12. The state recorded a turnout of 72.13 per cent, the highest since 1952 Assembly polls.