Mahalakshmi Layout Constituency Result: Mahalakshmi Layout is a State Assembly constituency in the Bengaluru Urban District and Bengaluru region of Karnataka and is a part of the Bangalore North Parliamentary/Lok Sabha constituency. Polling for Mahalakshmi Layout By-Election was held on December 5.
The MLA seat in Mahalakshmi Layout constituency had become vacant after K Gopalaiah, the Janata Dal (Secular) MLA here, quit to join the BJP.
Gopalaiah’s exit had been a big shock to the then ruling JD(S)-Congress alliance, which had considered this a ‘safe’ seat in Bengaluru. K Gopalaiah had gained the constituency from Congress in 2013 and won again in 2018. In this by-election, he’s contesting from the constituency as the BJP candidate.
JDS and INC have fielded Dr Girish K Nashi and M Shivaraju, respectively.
Here are live updates of Mahalakshmi Layout Constituency result:
There are a total of 2,86,923 voters in the constituency that include general voters, NRI voters and service voters. Amongst the general voters, 1,48,510 are male, 1,38,344 female and 54 others. The electorate sex ratio in the constituency is 93.15 and the approximate literacy rate is 89%
The Karnataka by-elections were necessitated after the disqualification of 17 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs, whose rebellion led to the collapse of the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in July and paved the way for the BJP to come to power.
The BJP needs to win at least six of the 15 seats to remain in the majority in the 225-member assembly (including the Speaker, who has a casting vote), which would still have two vacant seats -- Maski and R R Nagar.