Candidates keep fingers crossed

Candidates keep fingers crossed

As the countdown has started for the counting of votes, the candidates and political parties in Kodagu-Mysore constituency have kept their fingers crossed for the long awaited result. 

Calculations are making rounds on whether the Congressman H Vishwanath retains his seat or the political novice Pratap Simha who has contested election in the name of Narendra Modi emerge the winner. It is also quite important as to who will be the beneficiary or who will be at loss if JD(S) candidate Chandrashekharaiah carries home a good number of vote share. 

The counting will take place at SJCE College premises in Mysore from 8 am. Kodagu-Mysore constituency comprises of eight assembly segments including Chamundeshwari, Krishnaraja, Chamaraja, Narasimharaja, Hunasur and Piriyapattana in Mysore and Madikeri and Virajpet in Kodagu. The constituency holds more significance as it is the constituency of Chief Minister Siddharamaiah. The Congress leaders including the CM have naturally put in a lot of effort to retain the seat.

Where as, the BJP has left no stone unturned to attract voters in the name of Narendra Modi and is hoping for Modi wave to work out for its candidate. The JD(S) which has considerably strong hold in Mysore, Piriyapattana and Hunasur has fielded retired judge Chandrashekharaiah. 

Both the assembly segments of Kodagu which are part of the Kodagu-Mysore parliament constituency have witnessed a rise in polling percentage this election. 

If Madikeri has registered 73.84 polling percentage, Virajpet has registered 70.04 pc and the average polling in the district is 71.94.