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Young Congress Candidate Sagar Khandre Clinches Bidar Seat

Young Congress Candidate Sagar Khandre Clinches Bi

Sagar Khandre, a 26-year-old Congress candidate contesting elections for the first time, has emerged victorious in the Bidar seat, triumphing over Union Minister Bhagwant Khuba by a substantial margin of 1.29 lakh votes.


Khandre secured a significant mandate with 6,66,317 votes, representing 53.6 percent of the total votes, marking a notable win for the Congress party in Karnataka.

Despite being the youngest candidate in the state’s electoral fray this year, Khandre carries a weighty political legacy, being the son of Karnataka’s Forest and Environment Minister, Eshwara Khandre, and the grandson of centenarian Congress leader Bheemanna Khandre.

His opponent, BJP candidate Khuba, secured 5,35,766 votes, representing 43.3 percent of the total votes, in a closely contested electoral battle.

The victory underscores the improved performance of the Congress party in Karnataka, defying the projections made by various exit polls, which had predicted a stronger showing for the BJP-led NDA coalition.

The result reflects a significant shift in electoral dynamics, signaling the rise of youth leadership within the Congress party and the electorate’s response to grassroots political legacies.

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