Congress wins Udupi-Chikmagalur LS seat

By: | Updated: 21 Mar 2012 01:39 AM

In a setback to the ruling BJP in Karnataka, the Congress on Wednesday
wrested the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat from it with party candidate
K Jayaprakash Hegde emerging victorious in the bypoll by a margin of
45,724 votes.

Hegde, a former minister, defeated his nearest BJP rival V Sunil Kumar in
a loss of face to BJP as the constituency was represented by DV Sadananda
Gowda before becoming the chief minister.

Hegde secured 3,98,723 votes as against 3,52,999 by Sunil Kumar. The
electoral loss for BJP comes at time when the party is in a turmoil
following the revolt led by BS Yeddyurappa for his reinstatement as chief

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First Published: 21 Mar 2012 01:39 AM
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