By-polls a test for both Siddaramaiah and Yeddyurappa
news Monday, August 25, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | August 25, 2014 | 9 am IST The by-polls in Karnataka are a tussle of power between Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. The former is fighting to retain his power in the state and the latter, to demonstrate he is still a force to contend with. Voting was held on August 21 and results will be announced by noon on Monday. Three Assembly constituencies in the state have gone to by-polls after the MLAs representing them were elected to the Lok Sabha in May. Shikaripura was vacated by Yeddyurappa and his son B Y Raghavendra is the BJPâ€™s candidate pitted against Shantaveerappa Gowda of the Congress.Â Bellary Rural is vacant after B S Sriramulu was elected to the Lok Sabha. Now, the BJP has put up his aide Obalesh, against whom the Congress has fielded N Y Gopalkrishna.Â Chikkodi-Sadalga fell vacant after Prakash Hukkeri resigned. The Congress has fielded his son Ganesh Hukkeri against the BJPâ€™s Mahantesh Kavatagimatha.