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Counting begins for Lok Sabha, Assembly bypolls in Karnataka

Updated : November 06, 2018 09:34 AM IST

Bypolls for the three Lok Sabha constituencies - Shivamogga, Ballari and Mandya; and two Assembly constituencies - Ramanagara and Jamkhandi, which were held on Saturday, are seen as a prestigious popularity test for the ruling Congress-JDS coalition.
An estimated 67 percent voter turnout was recorded in the bypolls. Counting of votes began at 8 am and a total of 1,248 counting staff have been deployed for it.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure to that no untoward incident takes place during the counting of votes, police officials said.
Counting begins for Lok Sabha, Assembly bypolls in Karnataka

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