Y D Rajanna KSP president of Mysuru

Y D Rajanna KSP president of Mysuru

The Kannada Sahitya Parishat elections in Mysuru, Hassan, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts, held on Sunday, were largely peaceful.

Y D Rajanna, Nayakarahalli Manjegowda, C K Ravi Kumar Chamalapura and B S Vinay have been elected presidents of Parishat’s Mysuru, Hassan, Mandya and Chamarajanagar district units respectively.


Y D Rajanna won by a margin of 630 votes against his nearest rival Bannur K Raja. Out of 8,449 voters in the district, 4,184 had exercised their franchise. The overall polling percentage was 49.35 per cent.

There were six candidates in the fray for the post of KSP district unit president. They were: Y D Rajanna, Bannur K Raja, H L Manjunath Shetty, K Krishnegowda, Lakshman and H N Rahul. Y D Rajanna emerged winner after the results were announced in the evening.

The election authorities had set-up polling stations at all the taluk headquarters in the district and at Nada Kacheri in Bannur.

The number of votes polled in Mysuru is 2,251, H D Kote -130, Nanjangud - 157, K R Nagara - 459, Periyapatna - 183, Hunsur -344, T Narasipur - 185 and in Bannur - 475 votes.

Prominent personalities who exercised their franchise in the district are writers Malali Vasanth Kumar, C Naganna, Maddikere Gopal, Kabbinale Vasanth Aradhya, C P Krishna Kumar, K S Bhagwan, former VC H G Lakappagowda, MLA Vasu, Karnataka Exhibition Authority Chairman R Murthy and Women Commission Chairperson Manjula Manasa.

The polling percentage in Hassan district stood at 59.53. Nayakarahalli Manjegowda won by a margin of 461 votes securing 2,779 against his rival H M Dinesh, who secured 2,318 votes. Former KSP president of Hassan M Hanumanthegowda was deprived of his right to vote as his name was missing in the voters’ list.


In Mandya, C K Ravi Kumar Chamalapura emerged winner against his close rival S Krishnasandra by a huge margin of 2,446 votes. In all, he secured 5,012 votes. The polling percentage was 64.40.


In Chamarajanagar, B S Vinay secured 850 votes and won by a margin of 190 votes against Somashekar Bisilvade, his nearest rival, who secured 160 votes.

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