Rebels hand a shocker to JD(S), BJP in MCC polls

Last Updated 16 December 2018, 19:29 IST

Both political parties, BJP and JD(S), suffered a setback in the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) elections due to rebel candidates.

The rebel candidates were successful in defeating the party candidates with a huge margin.

JD(S) suffered a setback with JD(S) rebel K Harishgowda fielding candidates in 12 wards. JD(S) leader, also city unit president K T Cheluvegowda, who was a corporator, was defeated by Srinivas, a supporter of Harishgowda, by a margin of 500 plus votes.

It may be mentioned that Harishgowda, who was with the JD(S), distanced himself since the Assembly elections as the party denied him a ticket to contest from Chamaraja segment. Harishgowda had contested independently against JD(S) candidate K S Rangappa.

Similarly, BJP KR constituency MLA S A Ramdas too suffered a jolt as BJP rebel M V Ramprasad won the polls independently. Ramprasad won by a margin of 1,800 against BJP candidate S Purushottam.

The party had denied a ticket to Ramprasad and had also expelled him from the party. The MLA had also advertised Ramprasad’s termination from the party in a section of the media. However, Ramprasad was elected as Corporator for the second time.

JD(S) candidate S Balu suffered a defeat against M Shivakumar in Ward 42. Balu was pushed to the third place. Shivakumar won by 1,446 votes against his opponent K Devaraju of the BJP. Similarly, the supporters of Harishgowda managed to obtain the second place in many wards.

(Published 03 September 2018, 17:38 IST)

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