GT Devegowda, Chamundeshwari Constituency, Karnataka election results 2018 LIVE updates: Devegowda defeats Siddaramaiah by over 30000 votes

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New Delhi | Updated: May 15, 2018 3:01:44 PM

Chamundeshwari Constituency, Karnataka election result 2018: In a big shocker, GT Devegowda defeated CM Siddaramaiah by over 30,000 votes in Chamundeshwari constituency.

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Chamundeshwari Constituency, Karnataka election result 2018: In a big shocker, GT Devegowda defeated CM Siddaramaiah by over 30,000 votes in Chamundeshwari constituency. Chamundeshwari Constituency has witnessed a fierce battle between the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah (INC) and G T Devegowda (once a close associate of Siddaramaiah). Having represented Chamundeshwari in 2013, G T Deve Gowda can put up a good fight. Many other candidates fought for this seat such as S R Gopalrao from BJP, M S Praveen from BJC, Gurumallesh from AIMEP,etc.

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Who is G T Devegowda?

G T Devegowda is the JD(S) MLA from Chamundeshwari. In 2013, he had won the assembly elections from Chamundeshwari constituency with a margin of 7,103 votes securing 42.87 percent of the total votes polled. He has also represented Hansur constituency in the past had mixed with BJP before re-entering JD(S). sixty-year-old was associated with Siddaramaiah for nearly three decades.

Chamundeshwari Constituency, Karnataka election result 2018:

1:31 PM: GT Devegowda defeats CM Siddaramaiah by over 30,000 votes in Chamundeshwari constituency,

12:59 AM: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah all set for defeat in Chamundeshwari constituency. GT Devegowda of JD(S) is leading by over 32,000 votes against Siddaramaiah.

11:28 AM: Siddaramaiah continues to trail in Chamundeshwari after 12 rounds of counting as per NEWS9.

11:15 AM: “People have rejected Siddaramaiah. He lost because of his attitude, because of attacking everyone & because of his loose talk,” says GT Devegowda, JD(S) candidate who is leading over Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari by 17000 votes.

11:11 AM: BJP tweets after GT Devegowda after Siddaramaiah trails in Chamundeshwari.

10:55 AM: Siddaramaiah continues to trail against GT Devegowda. JD(S) GT Devegowda leads by 17,966 votes in Chamundeshwari.

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.

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10:15 AM: CM Siddaramaiah is trailing from Chamundeshwari by over 12,000 votes, JD(S) GT Deve Gowda leading.

10:03 AM: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah trailing in both seats of Chamundeshwari and Badami.

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.

9:02 AM: BJP leading on 22 seats, Congress leading on 13 seats, JDS on 3 and others on 1, as per official EC trends.

8:50 AM: Siddaramaiah trailing by 8000 votes.

8:47 AM: BJP leading on 4 seats, Congress leading on 2 seats as per official EC trends.

8:33 AM: GT Devegowda gets 6904 votes at the end of first round of counting.

8:30 AM: GT Devegowda of JD(S) leading by approx 4000 votes over CM Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari after round 1.

7:58 AM: Counting for postal ballots began 10 minutes ahead of time at 38 counting centres.

About Chamundeshwari Constituency

Chamundeshwari is a Vidhan Sabha constituency in the Mysore district and southern Karnataka region. A total of 2,89,138 voters are there in the constituency. it has a literacy rate of around 73 percent. In 2013, constituency witnessed a voter turnout of 74.23 percent. This seat was won by G K Devegowda in the previous Karnataka assembly elections. This year G T Devegowda of JD(S) is contesting against CM Siddaramaiah of Indian National Congress.

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