An estimated 55 per cent polling was recorded in the Jayangar Assembly constituency in the city today, election officials said.
The assembly elections were held on May 12, but poll in Jayanagar was countermanded following the death of BJP candidate B N Vijayakumar, who was holding the seat.
Of the over two lakh voters in the constituency, a total of 1,11,689 voters exercised their franchise, officials said.
BJP's B N Prahlad, brother of Vijaykumar,and senior Congress leader and former minister Ramalinga Reddy's daughter Sowmya Reddy were locked in a direct contest for the seat. In all, nineteen candidates were in the fray.
The Janata Dal(S) had onJune 5 pulled out its candidate and extended the party's support to its ruling coalition partner, the Congress.
Congress candidate Munirathna had won the seat,relegating the JD(S) candidate to a distant third behind BJP.
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