Council bypoll: vote counting today

Counting of votes for the bypoll held to the Southeast Teachers’ constituency of the Legislative Council will be taken up from 8 am in Bengaluru on Monday. Elaborate security arrangements have been made at the Government Arts College, Bengaluru, where the counting process will be taken up.

As many 17 candidates including T N Niranjan of the Congress, P R Basavaraju of the BJP and Ramesh Babu of the JD (S) are testing their electoral fortunes. On polling day (February 3), 85.46%  of the 21,354 voters cast their votes in the constituency spread over the districts of Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru, Chitradurga and parts of Davangere. Results are expected to be out by evening.

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