Legislative assembly

By-elections in two Assembly constituencies in Karnataka to be held on October 30


In a press release issued on September 28, the Election Commission of India (ECI) provided the by-election schedule to three parliamentary constituencies and 30 Legislative Assembly constituencies across the country. Among these, by-elections for two Assembly constituencies in Karnataka, Sindgi and Hangal, will take place on October 30 and the count will take place on November 2. The by-elections were made necessary by the death of MC Managuli, the Janata Dal (secular) (JD-S) who represented the constituency of Sindgi in the district of Vijayapura, and CM Udasi, the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who represented the constituency of Hangal in the district of Haveri.

The by-elections are gaining in importance as they will be the first electoral test for Basavaraj Bommai of the BJP who was appointed chief minister of Karnataka in August. Bommai expressed confidence that the party will win. “The people are with us. The organization of the party is active even at the stand level. We will win in both ridings, ”he said.

The leaders of the two main opposition parties in Karnataka, the Indian National Congress and the JD (S), have also expressed confidence in their victory. Former JD (S) Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said: “We will run in both constituencies. Our party has a good base in both places and we will do everything to win. “

DK Shivakumar, Chairman of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), said: “We have already finalized the candidate for a constituency. Once we have finalized the second candidate, we will pass the name on to the “high command”. Ashok Managuli was selected by Congress for the constituency of Sindgi. He is the son of MC Managuli and moved from JD (S) to Congress in February of this year.


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