Bengaluru: Counting of votes is underway for 25 seats of the Karnataka Legislative Council. The results of the Karnataka Legislative Council (MLC results) will determine the number equations in the Legislative Council of Karnataka.
The elections for Karnataka Legislative Council ( Karnataka Vidhana Parishad) were held on December 10 and were necessitated as the terms of 25 incumbent MLCs are slated to end on January 5. While 14 of these 25 are Congress MLCs, seven belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and four to the Janata Dal (Secular).
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– State minister Kota Srinivas Poojari also registered an early win from the Dakshina Kannada bicameral constituency, along with Congress candidate Manjunath Bhandari. SDPI’s Ismail Shafi K lost the seat.
– In Bellari, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Yechareddy Satish won against sitting MLC and Congress candidate KC Kondaiah.
– In the Shivamogga segment, BJP candidate DS Arun won against Congress candidate with a margin of 344 votes
– Suraj Revanna of Janata Dal (Secular) wins from Haasan. Suraj is the son of MLA H D Revanna and grandson of HD Deve Gowda. He won against Congress candidate M Shankar with a margin of 1533 votes.
– Early results have witnessed Vijayanagara BJP candidate YM Satish register victory against Congress leader and present MLC K C Kondaiah by 745 votes.
Karnataka MLC polls result underway: What to expect
The counting for MLC polls in Karnataka is currently underway at 20 centres across the state. Results of Karnataka MLC polls are likely to be declared by noon or by evening – Election Commission of India (ECI) officials were quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The MLC poll results in Karnataka today will decide the fate of 90 candidates – 20 each from the BJP and the Congress, six from JD(S) and 33 Independents. Besides, there are other candidates from smaller parties. Only one woman candidate is contesting for the Karnataka Legislative Council seat from the Chickmagalur constituency.
The Karnataka MLC polls results today will decide the power tussle in the 75 seater Legislative Council, where the BJP wants to gain a majority. The ruling party, under Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, has expressed confidence that it will win at least 13 seats in the Karnataka Council to gain a majority.
The Karnataka MLC polls were held for two MLC seats each from Bijapur, Belgaum, Dharwad, Dakshina Kannada and Mysuru constituencies and one MLC seat each from Bidar, Gulbarga, Uttara Kannada, Raichur, Bellary, Chitradurga, Shivamogga, Chikmagalur, Hassan, Tumakuru, Mandya, Bangalore, Bangalore Rural, Kolar and Kodagu.