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Wednesday May 08, 2013 03:51:21 PM, & Agencies

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Bangalore: Even as the Congress is on its course to a thumping victory in Karnataka, about 10 its Muslim candidates are leading their rivals and 08 others are trailing, according to the available trends early Wednesday.


Similar is the case with the Muslim candidates contesting the election on Janata Dal (Secular) tickets. Only five of its Muslim candidates out of the total 18 are leading ahead of their rivals and rest others are trailing.


 According to the available trends, Congress candidate Rehman Sharif, the grandson of veteran leader Jafer Sharif, was trailing on 2nd position in Hebbal with 30952 votes, BJP 1st with 36384 votes.


The result showed that Rafeeq Ahmed of Congress has won Tumkur city with a margin of just 3,500 votes. He pulled a total of 43,681 votes.


The trends showed Fairoz Nuruddin Saith of Congress winnng the Belgaum (west) seat. He was leading with 17,000 votes.


However, Syed Yasin, sitting MLA of Congress from Raichur lost his seat to JD (S)'s Patil with a margin of 8,000 votes,he pulled 37392 votes. Similarly, Naseer Ahmed of Congress has also lost Kollar seat with a margin of 21,000 votes to an Independent V.Prakash who got 62927 votes.


Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party (SP) opened its electoral account in the Karnataka assembly with its candidate C.P. Yogeshwara winning from the Channapatna constituency.

Yogeshwara, who was the state forest minister in the outgoing BJP government, defeated Janata Dal-Secular's (JD-S) Anitha Kumaraswamy, wife of the party's state unit president and former chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.

Yogeshwara won the Channapatna seat, about 60 km from here, with a margin of 6,404 votes. He polled 80,039 votes.

The former BJP minister contested for the SP after the BJP and the Congress denied him ticket as he was known as a party hopper and had been a member of both parties earlier.

Congress candidate Sadath Alli Khan polled 8,134 votes while the BJP's nominee Ravikumar Gowda polled a mere 1,609 votes.

Though considered a north India based party, the SP entered Karnataka in 2005 when former chief minister and another party hopper S. Bangarappa resigned from the BJP and won from the Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency on its ticket in a by-election.

It contested in the 2008 and 2009 assembly and parliamentary elections but none of its candidates won.



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