Rajarajeshwari Nagar election: Congress leader Munirathna wins by 25,000 votes

karnataka | 31 May 2018 1:28 PM (UTC)
suman priya
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Munirathna of Congress has won Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency with a difference of more than 25,000 votes.

Munirathna of Congress has won Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency with a difference of more than 25,000 votes.

The election to the constituency was postponed after fake voter IDs were found in a house and Munirathna was accused of engineering those despite the ID cards being found in a former BJP leader's house.

Munirathna secured 1,08,064 votes against BJP's Muniraju Gowda who secured 82,572 votes and JD(S)  candidate GH Ramachandra's 60,360 votes.

Another candidate Huccha Venkat secured 764  votes. The election to Rajarajeshwari Nagar was held on May 28. More than 900 NOTA were cast by the people.

Munirathna has been elected as MLA for the second time. Including Huccha Venkat, 11 independents contested in the RR Nagar election.

After the alliance of Congress and JD(S) talks were held and Munirathna was asked to withdraw his nomination to support the JD(S) contestant. But Munirathna was not ready to give up and the even the JD(S) did not want to compromise. Thus the all the candidates contested and Munirathna was declared the winner.

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