Reason? He could not find his name in the voters’ list and he was not allowed to vote. Upset, Prasad had to return without exercising his right.


The bypolls were held in Gundlupet and Nanjangud constituencies. Voter turn-out was impressive at both the constituencies.


While Nanjangud registered 77.56 per cent of votes, Gundlupet recorded 87 per cent of votes. In fact, the voting percentage has gone high – like always in bypolls – when compared to 2013 (previous) Assembly polls.


Barring stray incidents of voters boycotting the bypolls and EVMs not functioning properly in some booths, by-elections to Gundlupet and Nanjangud constituencies were held peacefully.


The by-elections in both the constituencies have turned out to be a battle of pride for BJP and Congress parties. Both these constituencies are considered the bastion of Congress. But BJP is desperately trying to break into these constituencies. However, their fate will be known only on April 13, when the counting will be held.