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Karnataka bypolls: Congress’ Anand Nyamgouda wins Jamkhandi

Karnataka bypolls: Jamkhandi saw an increased turnout with 77.17% of electors exercising their franchise, against 75.51% in May.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2018 13:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Shrikant Kulkarni of the BJP, who lost out by less than 3,000 votes in May, was up against Anand Nyamgouda from Congress.(HT Photo)

The Congress’s candidate Anand Nyamgouda on Tuesday won the Jamkhandi assembly seatin Bagalkot district of the Mumbai-Karnataka region by a margin of 39,480 votes.

Anand defeated ShrikantKulkarni of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who lost out by less than 3,000 votes in May. Anand was backed by the Janata Dal (Secular).

The Jamkhandi assembly constituency fell vacant after Anand’s father Siddu Nyamgouda, the sitting legislator, died in a car accident in May, days after he was elected to the assembly.

Jamkhandi saw an increased turnout with 77.17% of electors exercising their franchise, against 75.51% in May.

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First Published: Nov 06, 2018 07:15 IST