DK Shivakumar, Kanakapura constituency, Karnataka election results 2018 LIVE updates: Shivakumar wins by 49660 votes

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New Delhi | Updated: May 15, 2018 12:47:44 PM

Kanakapura is a State Assembly constituency in the Ramanagaram district of Karnataka. A total of 2,20,409 voters are there in the constituency.

DK Shivakumar is contesting elections from Kanakapura constituency in 2018. (IE)

Kanakapura constituency, Karnataka election result 2018: Veteran Congress leader and the party’s most successful leader DK Shivakumar has emerged victorious in this year’s Karnataka Elections. Shivakumar has won Kanakapura Constituency by 49660 votes. He won this seat securing 64.37% percent of the total votes polled. Shivakumar defeated JD(S) Narayana Gowda who got 22217 votes. Shivakumar is currently 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.

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Kanakpura constituency, Karnataka election results 2018:

12:39 PM: DK Shivakumar (INC) has won Kanakapura constituency by 49660 votes. He won this seat securing 64.37% percent of the total votes polled. Shivakumar defeated JD(S) Narayana Gowda who got 22217 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: BJP takes lead on 101 seats, Congress 46 seats, JD(S) leads in 38 seats (Others-03)

10:20 AM: Congress’ UT Abdul Khader declared winner from Mangalore constituency.

10 AM: BJP 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: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar leading over JDS’s Narayana Gowda by 2729 votes from Kanakpura.

9:06 AM: DK 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.

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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.

 

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