Jayanagar Election Results 2018 Highlights: Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy has won from Jayanagar assembly constituency. Counting of votes began on Wednesday morning. The BJP had fielded BN Prahlad, brother of Vijayakumar, while Congress cadre was represented by senior party leader Ramalinga Reddy’s daughter Sowmya Reddy. A total of 19 candidates are contesting from the Jayanagar assembly constituency.
Although Karnataka went to polls on May 12, elections in Jayanagar constituency was postponed to June 11, following the demise of BJP candidate B N Vijayakumar, who was holding the seat. An estimated 55 per cent polling was recorded in the constituency.
The JD(S) which merged with Congress to form the government in the state on June 5 pulled out its candidate from the contest and extended support to its ruling coalition partner, the Congress. Police had made elaborate security arrangements in and around the counting centre.
Counting of votes began in Jayanagar assembly constituency is underway. Follow Live Updates here
G Parameshwara, Deputy CM of Karnataka on Jayanagar Assembly election victory
Hearty congratulations to @Sowmyareddyr for winning #Jayanagar Assembly elections!— Dr. G Parameshwara (@DrParameshwara) June 13, 2018
A heartfelt thank you goes to the voters who saw the future in @INCKarnataka. With this impactful win, we have now conquered 15 out of 28 Assembly seats in Bengaluru.
G Parameshwara, Deputy CM of Karnataka, on Twitter congratulated Sowmya Reddy for winning the Jayanagar Assembly elections. Declaring the victory as 'impactful', the deputy CM also thanked the voters.
DK Shivakumar congratulates Sowmya Reddy
Congratulations to @Sowmyareddyr for winning the Jayanagar Assembly Seat. After the victory in RR Nagar, this is yet another indication of people's faith in our party. Thank you to the voters of Jayanagar for supporting the Congress & defeating BJP. pic.twitter.com/wFhkrgP5mJ— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) June 13, 2018
Kanakapura MLA and Congress leader DK Shivakumar congratulated Sowmya Reddy on winning the Jayanagar Assembly Seat
Dinesh Gundu Rao congratulates Sowmya Reddy for winning Jayanagar Assembly constituency
Congrats to @Sowmyareddyr on her win. Another confidence boost for @INCIndia as we wrest the MLA seat from BJP.— Dinesh Gundu Rao (@dineshgrao) June 13, 2018
In #Bengaluru, Congress has now won 15/28.
I thank the voters of #Jayanagar for reinforcing their faith in us.
Karnataka Congress leader, Dinesh Gundu Rao congratulated Sowmya Reddy for winning the Jayanagar Assembly constituency.
Sowmya Reddy wins Jayanagar Assembly election
Congratulations to our candidate @Sowmyareddyr for winning the #Jayanagar Assembly election.— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) June 13, 2018
With this victory, @INCKarnataka has MLAs in 15 out of the 28 Assembly seats of Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/TrJelqWfdE
Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy has won from the Jayanagar Assembly constituency. Congratulating Sowmya, the Karnataka unit of Congress tweeted saying with this victory, Congress now has 15 out of the 28 Assembly seats of Bengaluru.
Congress leads BJP by a margin of over 7,300 votes
As per the latest report in PTI, Congress is leading over the BJP by a margin of over 7,300 votes in the first two hours of counting of votes for the Jayanagar Assembly constituency. While Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy was leading with 27,195 votes till 10 am, BJP's B N Prahlad had secured 19,873 votes, PTI said quoting poll officials.
The Janata Dal (S) on June 5 pulled out its candidate from Jayanagar assembly constituency. The announcement was made following a meeting between H D Deve Gowda and senior Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy. The party in an official statement announced JD(S) candidate Kalegowda was 'retiring' from the contest.
Congress workers rejoice outside counting centre in Bengaluru
Congress workers celebrate outside counting centre in Bengaluru after party candidate Sowmya Reddy leads over BJP's BN Prahlad in Jayanagar assembly constituency. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/OZWSTn1rUN— ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2018
Congress workers rejoice outside counting centre in Bengaluru after latest trends show party candidate Sowmya Reddy leading over BJP's BN Prahlad by more than 10,000 votes.
Sowmya Reddy thanks CAPF, police for their pivotal role in conducting peaceful elections
Thanks to these Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF) personnel and Karnataka State Police, who played a crucial and pivotal role in securing free, fair, peaceful and participative elections.#SowmyaReddyForJayanagar #CAPF pic.twitter.com/vQU0HFmrrV— Sowmya Reddy (@Sowmyareddyr) June 12, 2018
Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy on Monday thanked the Central Armed Police Forces(CAPF) personnel and Karnataka State Police for their pivotal role in conducting peaceful and participative elections. She also tweeted out her pictures along with a group of CAPF officials.
Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy leads by 10,205 votes
The latest trend show Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy leading over BJP's BN Prahlad by more than 10,000 votes. As per a report in news agency ANI, after round 8 of counting Sowmya Reddy leads by 10,205 votes.