Bellary City constituency Karnataka election result: BJP's G.Somasekhara Reddy has won the Bellary City constituency. He defeated Congress' Anil H Lad.
Bellary City constituency Karnataka election result: BJP’s G.Somasekhara Reddy has won the Bellary City constituency. He defeated Congress’ Anil H Lad. Bellary City has often hit the headlines thanks to Reddy Brothers who contested on BJP tickets. Lad had a electoral battle against formidable mining baron G Somashekara Reddy. According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had campaigned for this constituency. He was seen sharing the stage with G Somashekhara Reddy at a Public rally.
Bellary City constituency, Karnataka election result 2018:
3:16 PM: Anil H.Lad loses to G Somashekara Reddy in Bellary City.
10:25 AM: BJP takes lead on 101 seats, Congress 46 seats, JD(S) leads in 38 seats (Others-03)
9:48 AM: Anil H Lad (INC) trails against Somashekara Reddy in Bellary city. In the 2013 Assembly polls, Anil Lad had won Bellary City receiving 52,098 votes. He went on to win by a margin of 18,200 votes against Badavara Shramikara Raitara Congress’ S. Murali Krishna.
9:45 AM: Lad is fighting a tough electoral battle against formidable mining baron G Somashekara Reddy. Bellary City has often hit the headlines thanks to Reddy Brothers who contested on BJP tickets.
9:43 AM: Anil H Lad (INC) trails against Somashekara Reddy in Bellary city.
9:02 AM: BJP leading on 22 seats,Congress leading on 13 seats, JDS on 3 and others on 1, as per official EC trends.
7:58 AM: Counting begins at 38 centres. Counting for postal ballots began 10 minutes ahead of time at 38 counting centres.
Who is Anil H Lad?
Anil H Lad is a prominent leader and an incumbent Congress MLA. According to affidavits filed before the election shows, Lad is one of the richest candidates who has contested in this polls. Lad possessed Rs 288 crore. Lad was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in 2015 in connection with the illegal iron ore mining scam that was rampant in the Bellary region between 2008-11, according to reports. Lad had a mining company listed against his name. Lad was named in a Karnataka Lokayukta report for his alleged involvement in illegal mining.
Reports say, it would be difficult for Lad to defeat G Somashekara Reddy and clinch a crucial victory easily. Bellary falls in Hyderabad-Karnataka region where BJP has entrusted Reddy brothers with 22 Assembly seats. While, Somashekara Reddy is fighting in Bellarty City, brother Janardhan Reddy fought from Bellary rural. While BJP felt that this was their bets chance to challenge. Who win this crucial Bellary City?