Congress candidate Munirathna on Thursday won the Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly seat in Karnataka by defeating his nearest rival by 41162 votes.
Munirathna was up against BJP's Muniraju Gowda and JD(S)' G H Ramachandra.
Voting in the constituency, which was earlier scheduled to go on polls on May 12 with the rest of the constituencies of Karnataka, was postponed in light of the alleged fake voter ID scam. Before the May 12 polling for Karnataka assembly polls, 9,746 voter ID cards were found from a flat in SLV Park View Apartment in Bengaluru's Jalahalli locality by Election Commission (EC) officials on May 8.
Following the recovery of the voter IDs, a political slugfest had broken out between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), both accusing each other of being involved in the scam. The Election Commission decided to countermand the election in the constituency.
Here are the latest updates on 'RR Nagar election result 2018':
Congress' Munirathna wins by 41162 votes:
Congratulations to @INCKarnataka candidate Muniratna for winning the RR Nagar Assembly Election by a huge margin of more than 40,000 votes. We thank the people of the state for supporting our party. https://t.co/QTFYcHN3QB— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) May 31, 2018
With agency inputs