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Karnataka Assembly: New MLAs take oath, Cong MLAs absent

Political News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, December 23:- After the December 9 by-poll result, 13 out of 15 new MLAs took oath on Sunday.

A total of 12 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs and one independent MLA were administrated the oath by Speaker Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri.

Those who took oath as MLAs on Sunday were Mahesh Kumathalli (Athani constituency), Srimant Patil (Kagwad), Ramesh Jarkiholi (Gokak), Shivaram Hebbar (Yellapur), B C Patil (Hirekerur), Arun Kumar Pujar (Rane Bennur), Anand Singh (Vijayanagar), Dr K Sudhakar (Chikkaballapur), Byrathi Basavaraj (KR Puram), S T Somashekhar (Yashwanthapur), K Gopalaiah (Mahalakshmi Layout), Sharath Bachegowda (Hoskote), M C Narayana Gowda (KR Pet).

Two Congress MLAs Rizwan Arshad (Shivajinagar) and P Manjunath (Hunsur) did not take oath on Sunday.

Of the 13 disqualified MLAs fielded by BJP, 11 won the December 5 bypolls while two others M T B Nagaraj and A H Vishwanath lost the election.

Congress’s Rizwan Arshad (Shivajinagar-Bengaluru) and HP Manjunath from Hunsur were absent in the oath taking ceremony. (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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