Legislative Council bypoll: 17 candidates in fray

As many as 17 candidates are in the fray for the byelection to the Karnataka Legislative Council from South-East Teachers’ constituency, the polling for which is scheduled for February 3.

T N Niranjan (Congress), Basavaraj (BJP) and Ramesh Babu (JD-S) are among the 17 candidates. The constituency, spread across Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru, Chitradurga and parts of Davangere districts, has 21,000 voters, Bengaluru Division Regional Commissioner M V Jayanti told reporters here. Counting of votes will take place on February 6.

The bypoll has been necessitated following the resignation of Y A Narayanswamy, who was representing the constituency. He quit as MLC after he was elected to the Assembly from the Hebbal constituency on the BJP ticket in a byelection in 2016.

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