Legislative assembly

Karnataka MLC indirect poll: BJP’s Baburao Chinchansur elected unopposed

BJP’s Baburao Chinchansur was the only candidate in the fray to fill the vacancy, due to the resignation of CM Ibrahim as Bengaluru MLC on March 31.

BJP’s Baburao Chinchansur was declared elected unopposed in the by-election on Thursday for a Karnataka Legislative Council seat.

BJP’s Baburao Chinchansur was declared elected unopposed in the by-election on Thursday for a seat in the Karnataka Legislative Council, to be elected by Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA).

He was the only candidate in the fray to fill the vacancy, caused by the resignation of CM Ibrahim as MLC on March 31.

Ibrahim was a member of the Congress MLC and he left his post to join the JD(S) party, of which he is currently the state chairman.

The election was due to take place on August 11 and today was the last day to withdraw nominations.

“BJP’s Chinchansur was the only candidate to file the nomination. Today was the last day to withdraw nominations, as there were no other candidates in the fray, he was declared elected unopposed, said the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and returning officer for the polls. partial MK Vishalakshi.

Chinchansur, a former minister was earlier with the Congress and jumped ship for the BJP in August 2018, after losing Assembly elections that year from the Gurmitkal segment of Kalaburagi district. He served as a provincial deputy for five terms in the constituencies of Chittapur and Gurmitkal.

A leader of the Koli community, he is said to have played a key role in securing Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge’s defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Gulbarga constituency.

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First published on: 2022-08-05 at 10:57:20