Prime News, Karnataka, Elections, Politics, Bengaluru, May 3:- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the Basavakalyan Assembly Constituency in Karnataka while the Congress was able to retain the Maski Assembly seat in the April 17 by-polls whose results were declared on Sunday (May 2).
In Basavakalyan, BJP’s Sharanu Salagar defeated Congress candidate Mala B Narayan Rao, widow of sitting Congress MLA late Narayan Rao, who too died last year due to COVID, leaving the Assembly segment vacant.
Salagar garnered 38,999 votes against Mala who got 27,406 votes. The Janata Dal (Secular) candidate Sayed Yasrub Ali Quadri was a distant third with 9,509 votes, officials said.
In Maski, Congress candidate Basanagauda Turvihal secured 86,222 votes and defeated his nearest BJP candidate Prathapagouda Patil with a huge victory margin of 30,606 votes.
Patil was formerly a Congress MLA who had resigned from the Assembly in 2019 and later joined the BJP. His resignation had necessitated the by-poll. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)