Kanakapura constituency, Karnataka election result 2018: Veteran Congress leader and the party's most successful leader\u00a0DK Shivakumar has emerged victorious in this year's Karnataka Elections. Shivakumar has won Kanakapura Constituency by\u00a049660 votes. He won\u00a0this seat securing 64.37% percent of the total votes polled.\u00a0Shivakumar defeated\u00a0JD(S) Narayana Gowda who got\u00a022217 votes. Shivakumar is\u00a0currently serving as the Energy Minister of Karnataka. He won the Kanakapura constituency in Karnataka Assembly elections in 2013 and 2008 as well. In the last assembly elections, INC won Kanakapura seat with a margin of 31,424 votes and the seat witnessed a voter turn out of 83.63 percent. Check Karnataka election Result LIVE Kanakpura constituency, Karnataka election results 2018: 12:39 PM: DK Shivakumar (INC) has won Kanakapura constituency by\u00a049660 votes. He won\u00a0this seat securing 64.37% percent of the total votes polled.\u00a0Shivakumar defeated\u00a0JD(S) Narayana Gowda who got\u00a022217 votes. 11:33 AM: "Rahul Gandhi did his best, but it is we who have lost the elections. We, the local leadership, should have en-cashed it in a proper way & because of which we lost it," says DK Shivkumar. 10:39 AM: DK Shivakumar tells Times Now- "Local leadership failed Congress". 10:25 AM:\u00a0BJP takes lead on 101 seats, Congress 46 seats, JD(S) leads in 38 seats (Others-03) 10:20 AM: Congress\u2019 UT Abdul Khader declared winner from Mangalore constituency. 10 AM:\u00a0BJP leading on 85 seats, Congress on 47, JD(S) ahead on 35 seats and others on 2 seats as per official EC trends. 9:37 AM:\u00a0Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar leading over JDS's Narayana Gowda by 2729 votes from Kanakpura. 9:06 AM:\u00a0DK Shivakumar is leading from Kanakapura constituency. He won the Kanakapura constituency in Karnataka Assembly elections in 2013 and 2008 as well. In the last assembly elections, INC won Kanakapura seat with a margin of 31,424 votes and the seat witnessed a voter turn out of 83.63 percent. 7:58 AM: Counting for postal ballots began 10 minutes ahead of time at 38 counting centres. Check\u00a0 Karnataka election result full list of winners Who is DK Shivakumar? Shivakumar,55, born in Kanakapura, is the current energy minister of Karnataka. Shivakumar first time at the age of 23 contested against Mr H.D Devegowda, former PM of India, then Minister at Sathanur but lost by a narrow margin. Shivakumar has been a minister several times. Shivakumar who has been in the Karnataka assembly for many years is contesting from Kanakapura constituency in 2018. About Kanakapura constituency Kanakapura is a State Assembly constituency in the Ramanagaram district of Karnataka. A total of 2,20,409 voters are there in the constituency and that include general voters, NRI voters and service voters. Literacy rate of the constituency is around 65 percent and the sex ratio stands at 100.56. In 2013, constituency witnessed a voter turn out of 83.63 percent and DK Shivakumar won this seat securing 56.77 percent of the total votes polled.