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Jayanagar Election Results: Sowmya Reddy beats BJP’s B N Prahlad by 2,889 votes

By oneindia staff
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Sowmya Reddy of the Congress has won the prestigious Jayanagar assembly elections. Sowmya Reddy the daughter of Congress veteran, Ramalinga Reddy beat the BJP's B N Prahlad by 3,775 votes. The Congress got 54,457 votes, while the BJP got 51,568 votes. Fifty-five per cent polling was recorded in the Jayanagar Assembly constituency on June 11.

Jayanagar Election Results: Sowmya Reddy beats BJP’s B N Prahlad by 2,889 votes

Meanwhile, independent candidate Ravi Krishna Reddy, a well known anti-corruption activist, was in for disappointment as he was able to garner only 1,861 votes. As many as 848 voters preferred NOTA.

Although Karnataka went to polls on May 12, elections in Jayanagar constituency was postponed to June 11 owing to the sudden demise of B N Vijaykumar of the BJP who was the sitting MLA. Out of the 2.03 lakh voters here, 1,11,689 voters (55 per cent) cast their votes.

The BJP had fielded Prahlad who is the brother of the late leader.

Here are the Highlights:

Newest First Oldest First
12:52 PM, 13 Jun
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.
12:52 PM, 13 Jun
Security on alert outside the Jayanagar counting centre
12:51 PM, 13 Jun
Congress National Secretary Madhu Goud Yaskhi congratulated Sowmya Reddy for her Jayanagar win. "I am confident #WeShallWin," he tweeted.
12:25 PM, 13 Jun
SowmyaReddy bats for father Ramalinga Reddy, says it's a loss for Congress if her father isn't given a cabinet berth. Ramalinga Reddy was left out from the ministry in the first round of cabinet expansion.
12:25 PM, 13 Jun
Congress workers celebrate Sowmya Reddy's win outside the counting centre at SSMRV college in Jayanagar.
12:15 PM, 13 Jun
Congress workers celebrate Sowmya Reddy's win outside the counting centre at SSMRV college in Jayanagar.
12:12 PM, 13 Jun
Sowmya Reddy wins by 2,889 votes, but EC yet to confirm
12:11 PM, 13 Jun
Karnataka Congress congratulates Sowmya Reddy
12:11 PM, 13 Jun
"Congratulations to our candidate @Sowmyareddyr for winning the Jayanagar Assembly election," the Karnataka Congress tweeted. "With this victory, @INCKarnataka has MLAs in 15 of the 28 Assembly seats of Bengaluru."
12:10 PM, 13 Jun
The Dehradun Congress tweeted its "heartiest congratulations" to Sowmya Reddy for her victory in Jayanagar.
12:10 PM, 13 Jun
Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy won the Jayanagar election by 3,775 votes. She received 54,457 votes, while BJP's BN Prahlad got 51,568 votes. However, the Election Commission has not confirmed the figures yet.
12:08 PM, 13 Jun
Sowmya thanks family and supporters for the victory.
11:41 AM, 13 Jun
Overjoyed by Sowmya Reddy's significant win, Congress workers continue to celebrate outside the Jayanagar counting centre.
11:29 AM, 13 Jun
Sowmya Reddy wins Jayangar assembly seat
11:26 AM, 13 Jun
15th round: Sowmya Reddy secures 53,151 votes. BJP's BN Prahlad gets 48,302 votes. Independent candidate Ravikrishna Reddy gets only 1,591 votes.
11:16 AM, 13 Jun
After 14th round: Sowmya Reddy, the daughter of senior Congressman Ramalinga Reddy, secured 51,192 votes against BJP's BN Prahlad who received 44,292 votes. Independent candidate Ravikrishna Reddy got only 1,451 votes.
11:01 AM, 13 Jun
Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy leads in twelth round of counting Sowmya Reddy gets 45,978 votes while #BJP's BN Prahlad receives 35,749 votes. Independent candidate Ravikrishna Reddy gets 1,287 votes.
10:59 AM, 13 Jun
Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy leads in eleventh round of counting with 43,478 votes while BJP's BN Prahlad receives 30,748 votes. Independent candidate Ravikrishna Reddy gets 1,132 votes.
10:41 AM, 13 Jun
According to reports, BJP candidate Prahlad Babu leaves counting center after the 10th round.
10:41 AM, 13 Jun
After 10th round Soumya Reddy takes huge lead. She secures 40,677 votes against BJP's Prahlad Babu who gets 25,779 votes. Independent candidate Ravikrishna Reddy gets only 940 votes.
10:29 AM, 13 Jun
After 9th round of counting Soumya Reddy gets 37,288 votes. BJP's Prahlad Babu secures 21,943 votes. Congress' Soumya Reddy leads by 15,345 votes.
9:58 AM, 13 Jun
Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy leads in sixth round of counting. Sowmya Reddy gets 22,356 votes while BJP's BN Prahlad receives 18,763 votes. Independent candidate Ravikrishna Reddy gets 645 votes.
9:42 AM, 13 Jun
Congress' Soumya Reddy gets 17,923 votes and BJP's Prahlad Babu secures 16,280 after 5th round. Congress still leads but BJP improves its numbers.
9:33 AM, 13 Jun
Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy leads in fourth round of counting. Sowmya Reddy gets 16,438 votes while BJP's BN Prahlad receives 11,090 votes.
9:29 AM, 13 Jun
Congress' Soumya Reddy maintains lead over BJP's Prahlad Babu after the third round. Soumya Reddy gets 11,494 votes, BJP gets 8,556 votes.
9:18 AM, 13 Jun
Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy leads in second round of counting. Sowmya Reddy gets 6,719 votes while BJP's BN Prahlad receives 6,453 votes.
9:10 AM, 13 Jun
Independent candidate Ravikrishna Reddy gets 151 votes in the first round.
8:52 AM, 13 Jun
Soumya Reddy of Congress leads against BJP's Prahlad Babu. Soumya Reddy gets 3,749 votes, Prahlad Babu secures 3,322 votes in first round of counting.
8:31 AM, 13 Jun
Counting of EVM votes begins.BJP candidate BN Prahlad Babu leads in postal ballots. BN Prahlad gets 3 postal ballots, Sowmya Reddy of Congress gets 1 postal ballot.
8:19 AM, 13 Jun
Counting of votes for Jayanagar election begins in SSMRV college.
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