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55 per cent polling recorded in Jayanagar assembly segment

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

An estimated 55 per cent polling was recorded in the 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 and former Ramalinga Reddy's daughter 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

Both the and JD(S) had fielded candidates against each other, despite being coalition partners, in the recent election to the seat in the city.

Congress candidate had won the seat,relegating the JD(S) candidate to a distant third behind BJP.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 20:30 IST