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BJP, Cong, JD(S) share spoils in APMC polls

Published On : 15 Jan 2017   |  Reported By : Courtesy: DHNS   |  Pic On: photo credit: DHNS

Bengaluru, DHNS: None of the three major parties - BJP, Congress and JD(S) - emerged the dominant victor in the first phase of elections to APMC, the results of which were announced on Saturday.

In Tumakuru district, JD(S)-backed candidates won 37 of 92 constituencies while Congress came a close-second with 34 candidates backed by the party winning the directors’ posts. BJP-supported candidates have won in 14 constituencies, while seven independents have emerged victorious in the elections.

BJP-supported candidates have won nine posts of the total 13 in the elections to the posts of directors of the APMC in Chikkamagaluru taluk. Congress-backed nominees won four posts.

In Kolar, JD(S)-supported candidates won nine out of the total 14 posts in the elections held to the posts of APMC directors.

In neighbouring Chikkaballapur district, all the 12 posts of APMC directors were bagged by Congress-supported nominees.

The BJP-backed candidates called the shots in the elections held in Kodagu district. The elections were held for the posts of 37 directors in the district, of which 30 posts were won by the BJP-supported candidates, five by JD(S)-backed candidates and two by Congress-supported nominees.

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