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Mahalakshmi Layout Bypoll Results 2019 Live Updates: BJP Races to Finish Line, Wins from Mahalakshmi Layout

Mahalakshmi Layout Bypoll Results 2019 Live Updates: BJP Races to Finish Line, Wins from Mahalakshmi Layout

Check who won and who lost, who is leading, who is trailing and who will be the new Mahalakshmi Layout MLA (ಮಹಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಲೇಔಟ್​).

156. Mahalakshmi Layout (General) (ಮಹಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಲೇಔಟ್​) is a State Assembly/Vidhana Soudha constituency in the Bengaluru Urban district and Bengaluru region of Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ) and is a part of the Bangalore North Parliamentary/Lok Sabha constituency. Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) won the seat in the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections.

JDS won this seat in the 2013 Karnataka Assembly Elections with a margin of 15,370 votes (10.4%) securing 44.73% of the total votes polled.

INC won this seat in the 2008 Assembly Elections with a margin of 3,225 votes (2.84%) registering 37.62% 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: Girish K Nashi (Janata Dal (Secular)), K Gopalaiah (Bharatiya Janata Party), M Shivaraju (Indian National Congress), Asha Rani V (Uttama Prajaakeeya Party), Girish P (Karnataka Rashtra Samithi), N Narayanaswamy (Jai Vijaya Bharathi Party), Vatal Nagaraj (Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha), Aswatha (Independent), R Murali Kumar (Independent), Vijaybhaskar M (Independent), Venkatesh V (Independent), M Shankar (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.