Council polls: Results today

The counting will begin at 8 am

In fact, sleepless nights and tension of the candidates, party leaders, followers and even the common men will come to an end by noon itself. There is direct fight between the present MLC S G Medappa of BJP and Congress-JD(S) candidate T John. This has aroused curiosity among the people. Whether independent candidate Kudiyara Muthappa will gain the expected votes is also another question.

The ruling party BJP and Congress-JD(S) combine have taken this election a prestige issue. With Somwarpet registering highest polling, the expectation of Medappa has also increased. Though internal differences have been solved, many felt that BJP leaders have also not worked unitedly in Somwarpet taluk.

On the other hand, Congress-JD(S) alliance candidate T John is also sure of his victory. As former minister B A Jeevijaya actively participated in the campaign, many feel that JD(S)-Cong alliance will ben the last MLC election, Congress-JD(S) alliance candidate Mittuchangappa was defeated. However, this time, all the leaders have worked unitedly, says leaders. The internal sqaubble within BJP will help in the ictory of Congress. is victory of Congress. In fact, T John was defeated by C S Arun Machaiah six years ago. He was away from active politics.

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