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Counting of votes begins in RR Nagar, Sira

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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 will be held today.

The strong rooms of both the constituencies were opened on Tuesday, November 10 in presence of their respectve Deputy Commissioners.

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 R.R. Nagar constituency is touted to witness a straight contest between the Congress and the BJP. The “DK brothers”, particularly Mr. Shivakumar, led the campaign here. Two-time MLA Munirathna (BJP) and electoral newcomers Kusuma H. (Congress) and V. Krishnamurthy (JD-S) are engaged in electoral battle 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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