Bharatiya Janata Party has never triumphed in Channapatna constituency while Janata Dal Secular has seen limited success there. However, JDS president HD Kumaraswamy has appeared to reverse this trend as he contested Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 from this constituency. 2013 Karnataka elections saw an expected winner in
Samajwadi Party’s CP Yogeeshwara, who had switched allegiances from Congress to SP that year only. In 2018 elections, Yogeeshwara once again jumped ship and joined hands with BJP. He faces stiff competition from HD Kumaraswamy and HM Revanna of Congress. 

List of candidates contesting in the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 from Channapatna Constituency includes H.D.Kumaraswamy, C. P. Yogeswara, H. M. Revanna, Ashwath .P, J.T. Prakash, K.V .Manu, B. M. Lokesha, Shilpa K.P, Siddaraju K.N, A. Krishna, Jai Kissan. S.R., Navyashree. R, T.M. Manche Gowda, Yogisha. M, Rathnamma.

Here are the live updates from Channapatna Constituency:

2:22pm: HD Kumaraswamy leading by 87378 votes. 

1:00pm: HD Kumaraswamy leading by 72725 votes. 

12:54pm: HD Kumaraswamy leading by 68659 votes.

12:04pm: HD Kumaraswamy leading by 49916 votes.

11:36am: Janata Dal leader  HD Kumaraswamy leading by 35601 votes.

9:46am: HD Kumaraswamy leading by 4770 votes.

9:10am: HD Kumaraswamy leads.

8:10am: Counting of voters underway. 

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