It is a mixed bag for candidates at GP polls

The counting of gram panchayat election held on May 29 was held at St Joseph’s High School in Madikeri on Friday.

Manjula of Hoskeri in Madikeri taluk has won by a mere margin of one vote. Congress supported candidate Hamsa had contested from two constituencies in Hodavada and won both the constituency. T H Amahhed of Napoklu won for the fifth time while Ameena won for the third time. Subhash Somaiah in Galibeedu GP won for the fourth time. AAP district convener Madetira Thimmaiah has won the election.

The election was held for 1,133 seats in 102 gram panchayat. There was neck and neck situation for Congress and BJP supported candidates in the district. Though BJP supported candidates had a upper hand in Madikeri, the Congress supported candidates performed well in Virajpet and Somwarpet taluks.

The supporters of SDPI and AAP have opened their account in the district.

There was 1,219 seats in 102 gram panchayats. No nominations were filed for three seats and 83 persons were nominated unopposed. The district had 3.50 lakh voters and the 2.50 lakh voters had exercised their franchise.

The counting was held till late night. The exact picture will be known by Saturday morning, according to polling officials. AAP supported candidates Madetira Thimmaiah, Vamana, Prathima have won in Kadagadalu panchayat. SDPI supported candidate Shamsheer won in Nelyahudikeri.

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