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KR Puram Bypoll Results 2019 Live Updates: BJP Registers Victory in KR Puram Assembly Seat

Check who won and who lost, who is leading, who is trailing and who will be the new KR Puram MLA (ಕೆ. ಆರ್​. ಪುರಂ).

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Updated:December 9, 2019, 12:02 PM IST
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KR Puram Bypoll Results 2019 Live Updates: BJP Registers Victory in KR Puram Assembly Seat
Check who won and who lost, who is leading, who is trailing and who will be the new KR Puram MLA (ಕೆ. ಆರ್​. ಪುರಂ).

151. KR Pura (General) (ಕೆ. ಆರ್​. ಪುರಂ) , also known as Krishnarajapura or KR Puram, is a State Assembly/Vidhana Soudhaconstituency in the Bengaluru Urban district and Bengaluru region of Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ) and is a part of the Bangalore North 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 24,001 votes (11.99%) securing 53.1% of the total votes polled.

BJP won this seat in the 2008 Assembly Elections with a margin of 8,792 votes (6.46%) registering 48.73% 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: C Krishnamurthy (Janata Dal (Secular)), M Narayanaswamy (Indian National Congress), B A Basavaraja (Bharatiya Janata Party), Kemparaju N (Raita Bharat Party), Jagadeesha Kagepura (Karnataka Rashtra Samithi), Venugopala (Yuva Karnataka Paksha), Santhosh M (Uttama Prajaakeeya Party), Krishnamurthy V (Independent), TK Dasar Gowda (Independent), Chaluvali Rajanna (Independent), L Rama Krishna (Independent), Stanley Prasanna J (Independent), Suryakanth Subramanyam (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).

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