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Congress wins Jayanagar assembly seat

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The today won the

assembly seat in the city by a margin of more than 2,800 votes, wresting it from the BJP.

According to election officials, Congress' secured 54,457 votes against her nearest rival from the BJP, B N Prahlad, who managed 51,568 votes.

Assembly elections were held across the state on May 12, but the polling on seat was countermanded owing to the death of BJP candidate B N Vijayakumar, who was holding the constituency.

The bypoll was held on June 11.

Prahlad, brother of Vijaykumar, and senior and former Ramalinga Reddy's daughter were locked in a direct contest.

Ahead of the polling, the (Secular) had on June 5 pulled out its candidate from the contest and extended the party's support to its ruling coalition partner, the

This was the first election after the JD(S)-Congress combine came to power in the state in which they put up a united fight against the BJP.

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

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

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 13:30 IST
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