New Delhi: Twelve of the 26 ministers in the outgoing BJP government in Karnataka lost their seats in the assembly elections held this week.,
According to Election Commission data, Deputy Chief Minister and Chief-Medium Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Govind Karjol lost from BJP’s bastion Mudhol to Congress’s Ramappa Balappa Timmapur by 17,335 votes. Karjol had been winning from this seat continuously since 2004.
Transport Minister B. Congress’s B from Sriramulu Bellary. Lost to Nagendra by 29,300 votes. He also lost the second seat he contested from Chamarajanagar to C. Puttaranagashetty of the Congress.
Law minister JC Madhuswamy lost from Chikkanayakanahalli to the Congress candidate by over 10,000 votes. Agriculture Minister BC Patil lost from Hirekerur by 15,000 votes.
Youth Empowerment and Sports Minister KC Narayangowda not only lost from Krishnarajpet but also came third behind Congress and JD(S). Narayanagouda got 37,793 votes, while the winner – HT Manju of JD(S) got 79,844 votes. Narayanagouda had quit JD(S) to join BJP in 2019.
The other ministers who lost were Nirani Muragesh Rudrappa (Large and Medium Industries) from Bilgi, K.K. Tiptur from Navalgund, Shankar Basanagouda Patil (textiles), and Halappa Basappa Achar (geology and mines) from Yellaburga.
Siddharth Singh, son of minister Anand Singh, was given a ticket from the Vijayanagara constituency, but lost to Congress candidate HR Gaviappa by over 33,000 votes.
Meanwhile, the BJP’s big winners include Chief Minister BS Bommai, who defeated Yasir Ahmad Khan Pathan of the Congress by over 35,978 votes from Shiggaon, and Revenue Minister R.K. Ashok, who defeated V. Raghunath Naidu of INC by over 55,175 votes in Padmanaba Nagar. vote.
BJP leaders who not only managed to retain their seats but also won with huge margins include Education and Information Technology Minister Dr. CN Ashwath Narayan and Excise Minister K.K. Gopalaiah is included. While Narayan defeated Congress’s Anup Iyengar by 41,302 votes from Malleswaram, Congress’s S. Keshavamurthy lost to Gopalaiah from Mahalakshmi Layout by 51,165 votes.
Public Works Department minister CC Patil won from Nargund by 1,791 votes. Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan got 80,533 votes. In Aurad.
(Editing by Anumeha Saxena)
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