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Hosakote Bypoll Results 2019 Live Updates: Independent Candidate Sharath Bachegowda Wins from Hosakote

Hosakote Bypoll Results 2019 Live Updates: Independent Candidate Sharath Bachegowda Wins from Hosakote

Check who won and who lost, who is leading, who is trailing and who will be the new Hosakote MLA (ಹೊಸಕೋಟೆ).

178. Hosakote (General) (ಹೊಸಕೋಟೆ), also known as Hoskote, is a State Assembly/Vidhana Soudha constituency in the Bengaluru Rural district and Bengaluru region of Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ) and is a part of the Chikkballapur Parliamentary/Lok Sabha constituency. Congress (INC) won the seat in the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections.

INC won this seat in the 2013 Karnataka Assembly Elections with a margin of 7,139 votes (4.29%) securing 51.23% of the total votes polled.

BJP won this seat in the 2008 Assembly Elections with a margin of 3,878 votes (2.73%) registering 50.07% of the votes polled.

Bye-elections for 15 of the 17 vacant seats in the Karnataka Assembly were held on December 5, 2019 and the votes are being counted on December 8, 2019. These by-polls are important for the state as the results will decide if the ruling BJP under Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is able to secure a majority in the 224-member house. BJP which has 105 MLAs, needs 8 more to secure a majority on its own.

2019 bypoll candidates: Ananda BN (Independent), Sharath Kumar Bachegowda (Independent), N Nagaraju (MTB) (Bharatiya Janata Party), Padmavathi (Indian National Congress), Ramesha M (Independent), Eregowda (Independent), NB Nagaraj (Independent), Anusha PR (Independent), Narayanaswamy (Independent), HT Shashikumar (Independent), Krishnamurthy (Independent), Ambareesh (Independent), Raveesh BT (Independent), Sharath Kumar K (Independent), Manjunatha C (Independent), Suresh Rao R (Uttama Prajaakeeya Party), Tulasappa Dasara (Independent).

The constituencies which have gone for bypolls are: Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Yellapur, Hirekerur, Ranibennur, Vijayanagara, Chikkaballapur, KR Pura, Yeshvanthapura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivaji Nagar, Hosakote, Krishnarajapete, and Hunasuru.

11 of the 15 constituencies going to the polls were won by Congress (INC) in the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections, 3 by Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS), and 1 by Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP).

Follow the live results of the Karnataka bypolls right here on News18.com.