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Voting underway in Jayanagar Assembly bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

About 10 per cent polling was recorded in segment till 9 am, officials said.

The election was held on May 12 but in Jayanagar the was countermanded following the death of BJP candidate B N Vijayakumar, who was holding the seat.

The BJP has named B N Prahlad, brother of Vijaykumar, as its candidate.

The has fielded and former Ramalinga Reddy's daughter as its candidate.

Just days ahead of polls, the Janata Dal(S) had on June 5 pulled out its candidate and extended the party's support to its ruling coalition partner, the

JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda had announced that his party candidate was "retiring" from the contest, and they would support Congress'

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.

Over two lakh voters are expected to cast their votes in about 216 polling booths in the Jayanagar constituency today, where about 19 candidates are in the fray.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 10:50 IST