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Congress' Ugrappa polls record 6 lac votes, ends reign of Reddy brothers in Ballary


Daijiworld Media Network - Ballary(DC)

Ballary, Nov 6: In the high-pitched by-poll battle, the Congress candidate former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s confidante VS Ugrappa defeated Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) strongman B Sriramulu's sister and former MP J Shantha by polling 628,365 votes.

J Shantha polled 385,204 votes.

Ugrappa has also broken Congress former president Sonia Gandhi and Sriramulu's earlier record by getting more than 2 lac votes.

With this win Congress has succeeded in ending reign of Reddy brothers in Bellary. The Congress had taken Bellary seriously and had made all efforts to humiliate the BJP by handing out a defeat in by-polls.


V S Ugrappa (Left) and J Shantha

The bypoll, which saw a close contest between the Congress-JD(S) combine and the BJP, was held on Saturday and saw a 67% turnout.

More than 100 Congress and JD(S) leaders have campaigned in Bellary, asking voters to end the 'reign' of mining barons, the Reddy brothers. Interestingly, both HD Deve Gowda and Siddaramaiah campaigned here extensively.

The Reddy brothers had declared a war on JD(S)-Congress alliance, claiming that Ballary is their turf and Water Resources minister DK Shivakumar, who is in charge of the campaign, would have to go back disappointed.

 


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  • readerwriter007, pune

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    anybody... anywhere... anyone... who is suspecting EVM machines ? Common cry after poll... no is it.. why ? because congress won ? come on.. can't be ...

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    The Bellary curse has been lifted. I hope these looter Reddy's will now be hounded by the state government and the crores and crores of rupees worth of state minerals looted by them recovered. The poor people of the state need this money badly. The permanent residence of the Bellary Reddy family should be a 6X6 prison cell for the rest of their lives.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Now with this victory, I request JD(S)-Congress coalition to intensify the pending cases against the Bellary Mafia Janardhan Reddy and Sriramalu.
    The party should make the voters aware that when no Indians can withdraw limited amount during 'Demonetisation' in which more than 150 people died how this Reddy managed Rs500 crores extravaganza wedding of his daughter?
    They should also purse case judge mysterious death in 'Bail for Sale' scam. If this case has been pursued in 2003 the repeat of Judge Loyla in Maharashtra in which Amit Shah was main accused won't have happened.
    There should be some accountability for illegal mining. Karnataka can't be the loser building emperor like Reddy on government exchequer.
    This winning is short-lived as elections are in few months. The coalition should focus on those voters swayed BJP in this elections. The election campaign should continue till the next year elections.

    Jai Hind

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಉಗ್ರಪ್ಪನಿಗೆ ಉಗ್ರವಾದ ಜಯ.

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  • Lambert, MANGALORE

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    We need more people from Karnataka to represent us Kannadigas first at the center. Why do we need North Indians to dictate their Language, customs etc to us South Indians. Is there any one BJP M.P from Karnataka in central govt in top 5 posts.... Also Bureaucrats, IAS officers, Judges anyone representing Karnataka State. No all top are Gujjus from Gujarat. Time for a change in 2019

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  • DINeSH, DUBAI

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    why we are following kannadigas tradition basically we are tukuvas. i wish our tulu people dominated entire administration its in state or central. why only kannada people are top officers in karanataka.???? what about tuluvas ,kodavas and kokanis.????

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Tuluvas can become national level officers, if they pass IAS, IPS etc. Nothing will prevent them from positions what they deserve...however some tuluvas like Jannana, Moily, Sadananda Gowda etc. who occupied positions proved useless in job as well as they proved useless for tuluvas.

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  • DINeSH, DUBAI

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    same way for kannadiga also instead of saying gujju and north indian they can also sit in exam .

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    @Lambert,

    It is absurd, Coastal people still vote for No.One MP Nalini.

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Regional Parties with dominant caste backing coupled with prepoll coalition may upset BJPs applecart in 2019. Besides in the major states where BJP is ruling, they are in power for a considerable period of time like Gujarath, MP. Maharashtra etc. therefore antiincumbecy will definitely catch up. However, If a government at the centre is formed by many regional parties, it cannot sustain for Long. they once again will make way for BJP.

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  • Gilbert, Udupi/Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Congratulations to Ugrappa and Congress/JDS alliance. United we win & divided we fall so all future elections must be on seat sharing basis to DECIMATE BJP ARROGANCE and Unilateral decisions???

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  • DINeSH, DUBAI

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    money and liquor power ..

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Ugrappa is really a giant killer who has brought the glory of Congress back again in Bellary.Congrats and all the best.

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  • James Philip D sa, Belman/Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Throw those Reddy goons out of Karnataka for good. destroy their dynasty forever and ever.

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  • Vijay, Mangalore/Muscat

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Not a real victory... missuse of Govt adminstration ...misuse of EVM....missuse of money power .. bz they just want power in Govt not for the sake of people but for their purpose.. See now 3 members of Gowda family is in Govt.. what a democrazy ... they are not owner of this state .. we people of this land should understand this & vote ... we the common people have equal right to select the Honest people than this familywala...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Cheddi.... jaritho...., koli koogithooo.....!!!

    lol...,
    I still have doubt about EVM..., may be there is a hand in glove strategy by govt & the election commission..,
    The object to is to pacify the opposition & the court...., as the general election of 2019 without EVM..., BJP can't win evene 50 seats..., for sure....!!!!

    After all LORD BRAHMA knows EVM circus ..,

    Now.., time for tea break.., let me have my chai + pakoda...!!!! Bhakt's are welcome to join now for ... chai pe charcha....!!!! uska baad puli koddel pe charcha....!!!!

    lol..., let us enjoy the DOMBARATA....,

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  • sam, bang bang

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    good job boys..

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  • MOHAN D.KUMAR, MANGALORE

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Bellarida public gu BJP da Reddy brothers, Ramulu KARNATAKADA LOOTERNAKULU bokka Maha Malla Kaluveru pandudu gothathoundu anda BJP da Chankya Amit Shah, Kaluverege support malpuveru.

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Praise the Lord!!

    Congrats to record breaking Ugrappa.

    Hope you will prove your worth from today itself.!!

    Congrats to Siddanna/Devegowda/Shivkumar and all the workers, supporters, voters, who brought an end to Bellary mining thieves and criminals.

    This proves the clear strength and the victory in coming LS election of the ruling alliance in Karnataka.

    Jai Hind!!!

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  • Nazim khan, Dubai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    D. K Shiva Kumar . he needs to be given more responsibilities in national politics. surely his administrative skills to pamper votes is more than modi and shah

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Fully agree with you.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Just plain and simple money power!

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    @Shankar,
    Don't hide your failure by providing false information.

    Just take the information got from RTI. BJP is sitting on massive wealth. Congress no where near to it. To be precise, Congress has scarcity of funds. BJP recently inaugurated its head office in Delhi which is 1,70,000 square feet in size. In 2016-17 BJp got donations which is 10 times that of Congress

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  • gm, mlur

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Plain paper?

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    @ Shankara...,
    get well sooon...,

    what happened demonitization..., claimed, justified & proclaimed as surgical strike against corruption....????? Don't say that such claims & proclamation are a FEKU one's...!!!!!

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  • Salam, Manglore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Adikk boorndala moonku mitt, sudhar ja bhai

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    We are ready to face ballet paper .bjp ready to face ballet paper in next MP election

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  • Ajay, Kallianpur

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Now we must see results

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    EVM complainers are absent today

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    BJP cannot afford to manipulate EVM's for a few Seats ...

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  • Akash Salian, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    BJP parts has business minded people,so they will do wholesale not the petty business. Whatever they do in election only not in by election. See the results of coming 5 States election, let you know the clear picture...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Honesty always Wins ...

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