When 'victory' turned into nine-vote loss

Some won record number of votes despite tough contest

When 'victory' turned into nine-vote loss

She declared her victory even before the results were announced only to find out later that she lost by a single digit margin of nine votes!

Gayathri, who was leading by over 500 votes in the final round of counting declared her victory with votes from two booths remaining to be counted. She even gave a victory speech to a TV crew before some Congress party workers put an end to her premature celebrations.

At the end of counting, the over exuberant candidate lost to her Congress rival Jyotishri Hari Reddy by the slender margin of 9 votes. Both Gayathri and Jyotishri were stunned after results were announced with the former even demanding a re-count. But the re-count came to nothing as the margin stood and Jyotishri was declared winner.
However, wiser counsel prevailed in the Congress camp as Jyotishri and her advisors refused to speak to the media even after the recount and spoke only after she was declared winner formally. In her victory speech, the Congress candidate too chanted the “development” mantra and in what was almost a repeat of the runner-up’s misinformed victory speech, Jyotishri said that she will turn Karisandra into a “model ward”.

Record votes
While many candidates strived hard to score over others in a neck-to-neck battle during the BBMP polls, there are candidates who scored a record number of votes leaving their nearest rivals far behind.

The BJP candidate from Horamavu Tejaswini Raju left not only her nearest rivals far behind but also all the candidates contesting elections by garnering maximum number of votes. She got a record 17,601 votes and defeated her nearest Congress candidate Veena Anand Reddy with a margin of about 6,900 votes.

The BJP candidate from Sanjay Nagar Ward (Ward- 19) N M Krishnamurthy built such a huge wall of votes against his nearest rival from the Congress, M Nagaraja that it became absolutely difficult for him to scale it. Krishnamurthy got 14,206 votes defeating his nearest rival from Congress party M Nagaraja by a whopping margin of 10,100 votes.
The Hongasandra Ward (Ward- 189) BJP candidate Sukanda Ramachandra Reddy stood third in terms of garnering maximum number of votes. She got 13,218 votes and defeated her nearest Congress candidate Padma R with a margin of 9,284 votes.
Another winner who got fourth largest number of votes in the BBMP election is M Venkatesh. He got 12,416 votes whereas his nearest rival, a Congress candidate could score just 4,183  votes.
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