Chikkamagaluru Assembly Election Result 2023: Will the BJP retain the Chikkamagaluru seat? Voting will start shortly
Chikkmagaluru Assembly Constituency Election Result 2023: People of Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities live in this area. The two candidates who are fighting a tough fight on this seat, both also belong to these communities.
Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2023: Who will be crowned victorious in the Karnataka assembly elections? It will be decided on Saturday (May 13, 2023). The counting of votes has started. Voting was held on May 10 for the Chikkamagaluru seat in the state. There is a tough fight between BJP candidate CT Ravi and HD Thammaiah of Congress. The seat has been held by the BJP for 15 consecutive years and CT Ravi is the sitting MLA from here.
This seat comes under Udupi Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency. People from Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities live in this area. The two candidates who are in a tough fight on this seat, both also belong to these communities. BJP’s CT Ravi belongs to Vokkaliga community while Congress candidate HD Thammaiah belongs to Lingayat community. Thammaiah left the BJP and joined the Congress shortly before the assembly elections. He was in the BJP since 2007 and during this time he handled many big responsibilities.
CT Ravi gave a crushing defeat to the Congress in the 2018 elections
CT Ravi is the MLA from Chikkamagaluru. In the 2018 assembly elections, he had given a crushing defeat to the Congress candidate. In the Karnataka assembly elections that year, CT Ravi defeated Shankar BL of INC by a margin of 26314 votes. Earlier in the 2013 elections also BJP had won this seat. In the 2008 assembly elections, the BJP had won this seat by a margin of 15,084 votes. Now it has to be seen whether the BJP can retain its hold on this seat.
Voting was held for 224 assembly seats in Karnataka on 10 May. Before this, the last assembly elections were held in 2018, in which BJP won 113 seats. At the same time, the Congress won 74 seats, while the remaining seats went to other parties. During the voting on 10 May, votes were cast at 58,282 polling stations. This time a total of 5.21 crore voters exercised their right to cast their votes. Of these, there are 2.59 crore female voters and 2.62 crore male voters. In addition, there are 41,000 transgender voters.