BTM Layout is a State Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency and is a part of Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency.
BTM Layout Constituency, Karnataka election result 2018: Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy has won the elections from BTM Layout Constituency. Ramalinga Reddy, who belongs to Indian National Congress, had also won the BTM layout constituency seat in Karnataka Assembly elections in 2013. In the 2013 assembly elections, INC won this seat with a margin of 49,048 votes (44.39%) securing 63.1 percent of the total votes polled. This year various parties had fielded their candidates. Lallesh Reddy Alias Lalanatha Reddy from BJP, Pradeep Mendonca from IND, K Devadas from JD(S), Dr. Syed Asad Abbas from AAP had contested elections from this seat.
BTM Layout constituency, Karnataka election result 2018:
11:30 AM: Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy wins from BTM Layout.
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.
9:03 AM: Ramalinga Reddy (INC), currently the Energy Minister, is leading from BTM Layout. Ramalinga won BTM layout constituency seat in Karnataka Assembly polls in 2013. In the last assembly elections, INC won this seat with a margin of 49,048 votes.
8:47 AM: BJP leading on 4 seats, Congress leading on 2 seats as per official EC trends.
8:30 AM: Ramalinga Reddy Leading.
7:58 AM: Counting for postal ballots began 10 minutes ahead of time at 38 counting centres.
Who is Ramalinga Reddy?
Ramalinga Reddy, 65, born in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh is the current Home Minister of Karnataka. Reddy, the former minister of transport, replaced G Parameshwara as home minister in 2017. He has won six assembly elections consecutively since 1989. He won four times from Jayanagar ( 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2004) and two times from BTM layout ( 2008 and 2013). Now he is contesting election from BTM layout constituency third time. The Congress leader has net assets of worth Rs 666153408 (66 crore) and liabilities worth Rs. 183370325 (18 crore).
About the Constituency
BTM Layout is a State Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency and is a part of Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency. A total of 2,63,860 voters are there in the constituency that includes general voters, NRI voters and service voters. BTM layout has an approximate literacy rate of 91 percent and sex ratio stands at 89.69. In 2013, this constituency witnessed a voter turnout of 53.43 percent. Last two consecutive elections on this seat were won by Ramalinga Reddy.