Bengaluru: The BJP had taken a lead from the very first round in both RR Nagar and Shira as counting began in the assembly seats with postal ballots on November 10.

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With 10 rounds of counting being completed, BJP candidate Munirathna is currently leading the RR Nagar bypolls with 55,103 votes.

Munirathna received 6,164 votes in the first round, 28,8675 votes in the fifth round and 55,103 in the tenth round according to the Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP and the Election Commission of India (ECI).

The votes received by the three leading candidates in various rounds were as follows:

Round 1:
      A) Kusuma H – Congress – 2,915
       B) V Krishnamurthy – JD(S) – 136
      C) Munirathna – BJP – 6,164

      Round 5:
              A) Kusuma H – Congress – 13,943
               B) V Krishnamurthy – JD(S) – 829
               C) Munirathna – BJP – 28,867     

     Round 10:
               A) Kusuma H – Congress – 27,923
               B) V Krishnamurthy – JD(S) – 2,256
               C) Munirathna – BJP – 55,103