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Counting of votes begins in RR Nagar, Sira; BJP takes lead

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Bengaluru: The counting of the votes in the RR Nagar and Sira constituencies and the biennial elections held in two graduate constituencies is currently underway.

The BJP candidates took lead in both the constituencies-RR Nagar and Sira in the first two rounds of counting.

The counting of votes for the biennial elections held in two graduates’ constituencies — South East and Karnataka West — and two teachers’ constituencies — North East and Bengaluru — will also be taken up on Tuesday.

The results are expected to be known by afternoon. While the byelections to the Assembly constituencies were held on November 3, polling for the Council seats was held on October 28.

While Sira recorded nearly 85% polling, the voter turnout in R.R. Nagar was 45%. Polling of about 71% took place in the elections to the Council seats.

In Sira, T.B. Jayachandra (Congress), Ammajamma, wife of the late MLA B. Sathyanarayana (JD-S), and Rajesh Gowda (BJP) are the candidates. Leaders of all three major parties campaigned here.

The poll results will also set the tone for the upcoming elections to rural and urban local bodies and the byelections to Belagavi Lok Sabha seat and Basavakalyan and Maski Assembly seats.

The results of the Council elections are crucial for the ruling BJP as it lacks majority in the Upper House to pass important Bills.

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