Karnataka Elections: Newborn KPJP wins its first seat
Updated : May 15, 2018 03:36 PM IST
R Shankar of KPJP defeated Congress candidate Krishnappa Koliwad in the Ranibennur assembly seat by 4,338 votes.
Started by D. Mahesh Gowda and veteran Kannada actor Upendra Rao, the KPJP was founded in January 2015 and was officially launched on October 31, 2017.
The party released its manifesto on January 2018 and ‘auto-rickshaw’ was selected as the official symbol on December 9, 2017.
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