Karnataka RR Nagar, Sira Bypolls Results 2020 November 10 Highlights: Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) BJP candidate Munirathna won by a margin of 57,672 votes, defeating Congress candidate H Kusuma and JD-S candidate V Krishnamurthy on Tuesday. By winning the RR Nagar constituency for the third time, Munirathna beat his own record from the last election when he contested as Congress candidate.
BJP candidate in Sira Dr. B.M. Rajesh Gowda, secured around 13,000 votes more than the Congress to clinch victory in Sira. Rajesh Gowda won the election against six time legislator and Congress candidate T.B. Jayachandra who ended up polling 61,573 votes. The Janata Dal Secular nominee Ammajamma was at a distant third polling 35,982 votes.
Counting of votes in the RR Nagar in Bengaluru and Sira in Tumakuru Assembly bypolls and biennial elections to four Legislative Council seats began at 8.30 am on Tuesday. The Election Commission (EC) had made elaborate arrangements for the counting. According to the Karnataka Election Commission, counting started with postal ballots at 8 am and EVMs at 8.30 am.
RR Nagar had recorded a low voter turnout of 45.24 per cent, while Sira recorded good voter turnout with 82.31 per cent on November 3.
Biennial elections for 4 Council seats were held on October 28 in the Karnataka West Graduates, Karnataka North-East Teachers, Bangalore Teachers and Karnataka South-East Graduates constituencies. In West Graduates, 70.11 per cent voting was recorded, followed by 75 per cent in South-East Graduates, 73.32 per cent in North-East Teachers and 66 per cent in Bangalore Teachers.