The counting of votes for election in Bengaluru's Jayanagar constituency, which went to poll on June 11, would be held today. Jayanagar is one of the two constituencies in the State where polling was postponed by the Election Commission. The polling in remaining 222 out of 224 assembly seats was held on May 12.
The elections in Jayanagar were postponed after BJP candidate, B N Vijaykumar passed away while he was campaigning days before May 12 elections. The BJP has fielded Vijayakumar's brother B N Prahlad Babu, who will face Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy's daughter Sowmya Reddy. In all, 19 candidates are in the fray, including independent nominee Ravi Krishna Reddy. The JD(S) which formed the government with the Congress withdrew its candidate at the last minute.
Here are the live updates on Jayanagar Assembly Election 2018 Results:
Counting of votes for the 222 of the 224 assembly seats in Karnataka took place on May 15. The Bharatiya Janta Party had emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats, while the Congress had managed to win 78 seats and the JD(S) 37 seats. However, after days of high-political drama in the state, the Congress and the JD(S) came together and managed to form the government in the state in partnership.