BJP candidate C Ok Ramamurthy received the Jayanagar seat in Karnataka by a slender margin of 16 votes towards his Congress rival Soumya Reddy on Saturday, officers mentioned.
“The outcome was introduced by the officers on the Counting Centre at S S M R V College in Jayanagar late tonight,” a state Information Department official mentioned in a press release.
As the victory margin was too slim, Ramamurthy had demanded recounting of votes.
Tension prevailed on the R V Institute of Management in Jayanagar the place the counting was happening because the Congress state president D Ok Shivakumar together with state unit working president Ramalinga Reddy, who can also be the daddy of Sowmya Reddy, and plenty of different leaders staged an indication exterior the polling sales space, demanding justice.
They alleged misuse of presidency equipment to favour Ramamurthy.
Election officers declared Ramamurthy because the winner with a skinny margin of 16 votes.
With this, the Congress has received 135 seats within the 224-member Karnataka Assembly. The BJP has received 66 seats and the JD(S) 19, based on the Election Commission web site.
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