Varuna constituency, Karnataka election result 2018: Yathindra Siddaramaiah wins by over 50,000 votes from Varuna constituency. Yathindra, the younger son of current Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah is making his political debut in the 2018 elections. He had stayed away from politics till the death of his elder brother. He is contesting from Varuna, a seat held by his father Siddaramaiah. Other candidates contesting from Varuna are T Basavaraju from BJP, Nirmala Kumari from SP, Abhishek S Manegar from JD(S), Yogendra P B from RS, Chethan E from IND etc.
Who is Yathindra Siddaramaiah?
Yathindra Siddaramaiah is the younger son of Karnataka‘s Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Thirty-seven-year-old Yathindra is contesting elections for the first time. A pathologist by profession, he has net assets of worth Rs 230030043.0 (23 crores) and liabilities worth Rs. 87847109.0 ( 8 crores). Yathindra is contesting elections with Indian National Congress just like his father.
Varuna constituency, Karnataka election results 2018:
1:51 PM: Yathindra Siddaramaiah wins by over 50,000 votes from Varuna constituency. The younger son of current Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah made his political debut in the 2018 elections.
1:49 PM: Yathindra Siddaramaiah wins by over 50,000 votes from Varuna constituency.
11:58 AM: Yathindra Siddaramaiah of Congress leads in Varuna. BJP’s T Basavaraju trails.
11:01 AM: As per official EC trends; BJP is now leading on 110 seats while Congress is ahead on 56. JD(S) leads in over 39 seats.
10:40 AM: Yathindra Siddaramaiah leads by 10,241 votes after 4th round of counting.
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.
9:38 AM: BJP leading on 73 seats whereas Congress on 40 seats. JD(S) is ahead on 25 seats, Others- 03.
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.
8:54 AM: Yathindra Siddaramaiah Leading.
8:47 AM: BJP leading on 4 seats, Congress leading on 2 seats as per official EC trends.
8:25 AM: Yathindra Siddaramaiah leading from Varuna.
8:15 AM: Senior party leaders will decide on this, but we are confident and hope to form Government on our own, says Dr.Yathindra, Congress candidate from Varuna and son of CM Siddaramaiah on possibility of post poll alliance with JDS.
7:58 AM: Counting for postal ballots began 10 minutes ahead of time at 38 counting centres.
About Varuna Constituency
Varuna is a Vidhan Sabha constituency in the Mysore district of Karnataka and is part of the Chamarajanagar Lok Sabha constituency. A total of 2,13,812 voters are there in this constituency. The literacy rate of the constituency is around 61 percent. In 2013, Indian National Congress won this seat with a margin of 29,641 votes securing 52.53 percent of the total votes polled. Voter turnout in 2013 was 82.43 percent. This year Yathindra Siddaramaiah is contesting in Varuna constituency from INA.