BJP candidate Arabail Hebbar Shivaram won the Yellapur seat by over 31,408 votes on Monday, defeating his nearest rival Congress candidate Bhimanna Naik. In 2018 Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections, this seat was won by Indian National Congress candidate Arbail Hebbar Shivaram.
Yellapur is Karnataka Legislative Assembly constituency in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka. There are a total of 1,70,885 voters in this assembly of which 87,275 are males, 83,658 are females, and 2 are the third gender.
Bye-elections for 15 of the 17 vacant seats in the Karnataka Assembly were held on December 5, 2019 and the votes are being counted on December 8, 2019.
The constituencies which have gone for bypolls are: Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Yellapur, Hirekerur, Ranibennur, Vijayanagara, Chikkaballapur, KR Pura, Yeshvanthapura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivaji Nagar, Hosakote, Krishnarajapete, and Hunasuru.