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Congress wrests Bengaluru’s Jayanagar seat

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BENGALURU: Karnataka’s ruling coalition partner Congress on Wednesday wrested the high-profile Jayanagar Assembly constituency here from the opposition BJP, with its candidate Sowmya Reddy (pictured) winning by a slender margin of 2,889 votes.


Of the total 1,11,580 votes polled, Sowmya secured 54,457 votes against 51,568 by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) B N Prahlad, a poll official said. Polling was held on Monday since elections to the seat were countermanded following the death of BJP contestant B N Vijaya Kumar on May 4, ahead of the May 12 assembly election.


The BJP fielded Kumar’s younger brother Prahlad, 57, in the fray against Sowmya, 35, daughter of former state home minister Ramalinga Reddy, who also won from the neighbouring BTM Layout segment.


 — IANS


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