Koliwad, Ranebennur constituency Karnataka election result 2018: Karnataka Assembly speaker KB Koliwad is a veteran Congress leader.
Koliwad, Ranebennur constituency Karnataka election result 2018: Karnataka Assembly speaker KB Koliwad is a veteran Congress leader. He will look to retain his fortress of Ranebennur constituency. Congress, which wants to see off the BJP challenge, is hoping that key candidates like Koliwad would manage to win the constituency. The former state minister is facing a tough challenge from BJP and Janata Dal (Secular).
Ranebennur constituency Karnataka election result 2018:
3:49 PM: Congress KB Koliwad got 59572 votes whereas R Shankar got 63910 votes.
1:07 PM: Congress leader and Speaker KB Koliwad loses from Ranebennur constituency.
12:17 PM: R Shankar of KPJP is leading in Ranebennur constituency. R Shankar leads by 44145 votes against Congress’ Krishnappa Bheemappa Koliwad.
10:25 AM: BJP takes lead on 101 seats, Congress 46 seats, JD(S) leads in 38 seats (Others-03)
10:17 AM: Congress veteran KB Koliwad is leading in Ranebennur. Koliwad had won in 2013 Assembly Elections from Ranebennur by defeating independent candidate R. Shankar by 6,000 votes.
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.
9:30 AM: Cong KB Koliwad Leads in Ranebennur.
7:58 AM: Counting for postal ballots began 10 minutes ahead of time at 38 counting centres.
Who is KB Koliwad
Koliwad, who is a Graduate Professional, was elected to the state assembly in 1972 for the first time. Koliwad became Minister of State for Drinking Water Supply in the S. M. Krishna-headed Cabinet in 2002. Apart from being the Speaker, he has served in several committees in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and headed the lake panel. Koliwad’s Net Assets stand at Rs 196577168.00 and Liabilities stand at Rs 148691383.00.
About Ranebennur Constituency
Ranebennur constituency is located in Haveri district. Koliwad had won in 2013 Assembly Elections from Ranebennur. He defeated Independent candidate R. Shankar by 6,000 votes. Kaliwad had beaten BJP’s Basavaraj Kelagar and Janata Dal (Secular) candidate Shripad Sawkar.