Mysuru, July 5:- The counting of votes for the by-elections held to Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) ward 32 has concluded. JD(S) candidate SBM Manju has emerged victorious.
In the first round of counting, BJP candidate K Madesh had a lead of 12 votes. A close fight was witnessed between Manju and Madesh.
Out of 10,258 voters; 4,923 had exercised their franchise. JD(S) candidate SBM Manju secured 2,424 votes and BJP candidate K Madesh managed to secure 2,117 votes. The Congress candidate B K Prakash could only secure 329 votes and lost his deposit in the by-election.
Election officer Priyadarshini handed over the certificate to Manju. Mayor M J Ravi Kumar, MCC commissioner G Jagadish and others were present.
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