Karnataka’s Sorab seat: father former CM, two sons – one from BJP and the other from Congress, know what was the result
Since 2004, the two brothers have been contesting elections against each other. During this time, the two brothers changed parties, but always stood against each other.
Whose government will be formed in Karnataka? It will be decided on Saturday (May 13, 2023). Counting of votes is being done on 224 assembly seats of the state today. The initial trends are going to please the Congress as it seems to be getting an edge in this. Congress has crossed the majority mark. This time there were many such interesting seats in the Karnataka elections, in which people from the same family were in the fray to compete with each other. One such is the Sorab seat. Bangrappa Brothers are standing face to face on this seat.
Both these candidates are sons of former chief minister late S Bangarappa. Madhu Bangarappa is contesting on Congress ticket and is leading over his elder brother and BJP candidate Kumar Bangarappa. Sorab seat comes in Shivamogga district. However, Madhu lost to his elder brother in the 2018 elections. In the 2018 elections too, both the brothers had contested each other on this seat on BJP and Congress tickets. Madhu was defeated in these elections by a margin of 3,286 votes.
Both brothers have been contesting against each other since 2004.
If we look at the previous elections, since 2004 both the brothers have been contesting against each other. During this time, the two brothers changed parties, but always stood against each other. The phase of victory and defeat has also been seen between both the brothers. Kumar Bangrappa left the Congress and joined the BJP in the 2018 assembly elections itself. In these elections, he defeated Bhai Madhu by 3,286 votes. Prior to that, Madhu had won the JD(S) seat in the 2013 elections, but joined the Congress in 2021.
Talking about the political career of his father S, Bangarappa, he has been a part of various political parties including BJP, Congress, JD(S), Samajwadi Party. He was the sixth Chief Minister of Karnataka. He held the position of Chief Minister from 1990 to 1992. He was also a Member of Parliament. He represented the Shivamogga Lok Sabha seat from 1967 to 1994. Apart from politics, both the brothers have also been associated with the film industry. Both have also worked as film producers and actors. Whereas, Kumar Bangrappa has represented the Sorab assembly seat four times and has also been a minister.