Lowest margin mere 20, Highest 53,661

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Bangalore, May 25 (UNI) It was a slip between the cup and the lip for Congress nominee Mohan Krishna Shetty in Kumta in Uttara Kannada District as lost by a mere 20 votes to Janata Dal (Secular) Dinkar Keshava Shetty.

S A Ravindranath of the BJP however boasted the highest margin victory in the State in Davangere Central polling 53,661 votes more than his nearest JD(S) rival B M Satish. In Malur, S N Krishnaiah Shetty (BJP) defeated his JD (S) rival R Prabhakar by 52,401 votes for the second highest margin.

It was a dream shattered for former Chief Minister N Dharam Singh whose' record nineth term in the State Assembly could not come through as he lost by 52 votes to his BJP opponent Doddanna Gouda.

Among those who posted high margins included former Chief Minsiter H D Kumaraswamy who re-entered the Assembly from Ramanagaram with a 47260 margin over his BJP rival M Rudresh. BJP Chief Ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa knocked off another former Chief Minister S Bangarappa in Shikaripur by a huge margin of 45,927 for a sixth term.

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