Karnataka election results 2018: 10 ministers taste defeat in polls
Among the 10 was Siddaramaiah who lost by a massive margin of 36,042 votes in his traditional constituency of Chamundeshwari in Mysuru and barely scraped through in Badami in north Karnataka.Updated: May 15, 2018 22:40 IST
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and nine of his cabinet colleagues bit the dust as an anti-incumbency factor pushed the Congress out of the government in the Karnataka assembly elections.
Siddaramaiah himself lost by a massive margin of 36,042 votes in his traditional constituency of Chamundeshwari in Mysuru to G T Deve Gowda of the JD(S) and barely scraped through in Badami in north Karnataka, where he beat BJP’s B Sriramulu by 1,696 votes. Eight of his ministers lost to BJP candidates.
The outgoing chief minister’s close aide and PWD minister H C Mahadevappa lost to JD (S)’ M Ashwin Kumar by 28478 votes in T Narsipura.
District in-charge minister and six-term MLA Ramanath Rai lost to BJP’s U Rajesh Naik by 15971 votes in Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district.
Another minister H Anjaneya went down to BJP’s M Chandrappa by a whopping 38940 votes in Holalkere.
Medical education minister Dr Sharan Prakash Rudrappa Patil lost to BJP’s Rajkumar Patil by 7200 votes in Sedam.
SS Mallikarjun who was agricultural marketing and horticulture minister lost by 4071 votes to BJP’s S A Ravindranath in Davanagere.
Octogenerian and the oldest candidate to contest, revenue minister Kagodu Thimappa lost to BJP’s H Halappa Harathalu by 8039 votes in Sagara.
Higher education minister Basavaraj Rayareddi went down to BJP’s Char Halappa Basappa by 13318 votes in Yelburga while textiles minister Rudrappa Lamani lost by 11304 votes to BJP’s Neharu Olekar in Haveri.
Fisheries minister Pramod Madhwaraj was defeated by BJP’s Raghupathi Bhat in Udupi by 12044 votes.