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Jayanagar assembly election: Counting of votes begin

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June 13, 2018 08:31


Counting of votes have begun for Jayanagar assembly constituency in Karnataka where election was held on June 11.
  
The assembly elections were held across Karnataka on May 12, but polls in Jayanagar was countermanded following the death of BJP candidate B N Vijayakumar, who was holding the seat.

An estimated 55 per cent polling was recorded in the constituency on June 11.

BJP's B N Prahlad, brother of Vijayakumar, and senior Congress leader and former minister Ramalinga Reddy's daughter Sowmya Reddy were locked in a direct contest for the seat. In all, nineteen candidates were in the fray.

Ahead of polls, Janata Dal-Secular had on June 5 pulled out its candidate from the contest and extended the party's support to its ruling coalition partner, the Congress.

Police have made elaborate security arrangement in and around the counting centre. 

-- PTI

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