Big guns battle in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah trails; Yeddyurappa races ahead

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 15, 2018, 11:03 AM IST

File photos of Siddaramaiah and BS Yeddyurappa. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was on Tuesday trailing in both the constituencies where he contested, officials said.

The Congress leader, who had contested successfully from Chamundeshwari constituency in the 2013 Assembly elections, was way behind G.T Deve Gowda of the Janata Dal-Secular by over 13,000 votes, Election Commission officials said.

And after leading initially, Siddaramaiah fell behind B.R. Sriramulu of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Badami constituency by 428 seats.

The counting of votes began on Tuesday morning for the recently concluded Karnataka elections and as per latest official trend, BJP leads in 100 constituencies whil Congress in 52. JD(S) ahead in 37 seats.

However, the CM is trailing in Chamundeshwari. 

Meanwhile, BJP chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa leads in Shikaripura by over 9,000 votes.