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Congress wrests Bellary from BJP in Karnataka

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

The party on Tuesday wrested the Bellary (reserved) seat from the Bypoll had been held in the constituency on November 3.

candidate defeated BJP's by a margin of 2,43,161 votes, according to the results declared by the on its website.

The byelection was held in the constituency, which has been held by the BJP since 2004, after B. Sriramulu, elder brother of Shantha, had resigned from the seat following his election to the state from Molakalmuru in May.

Bellary was the constituency where former had defeated in the 1999

Congress continued to win the seat till 2004, when the BJP wrested it and retained it till this by-poll.

The BJP had pulled all stops during campaigning to ensure the victory of Shantha, who represented the constituency from 2009-14.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 14:56 IST
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