Hubli-Dharwad East is one of the key constituencies in Karnataka as it houses a total of 1,90,600 voters. The constituency has seen leaders from various parties over the years and Congress’ Abbayya Prasad is the current leader who defeated BJP’s Veerabhadrappa Halaharavi by 13,522 votes. During Karnataka Assembly elections 2018, BJP fielded a new face in Chandrashekar Gokak to contest elections with Abbayya Prasad.
Bahujan Samaj Party, which had contested the polls in alliance with Janata Dal Secular, deployed Shobha Ballari to fight elections in the constituency that boast an over 85% literacy rate.
Here are the LIVE UPDATES of Karnataka assembly elections 2018 Hubli-Dharwad East:
15: 15 pm— The lead for Congress leader Abbayya Prasad raised to 62148 votes.
14: 25 pm— Senior Congress leader Abbayaa Prasad is in the driving seat with 48699 votes.
13: 15 pm — Senior Congress leader Abbayaa Prasad is leading with 39063 votes.
11: 45 am— BJP candidate CHANDRASHEKAR GOKAK trailing by 28369 votes.
11: 30 am—Congress candidate Abbayya Prasad is leading the trends with 34181 votes.
10: 30 am— Congress leader Abbayya Prasad holds the lead
10: 00 am— Congress candidate Abbayya Prasad ahead with 9733 votes.
9: 30 am— BJP candidate CHANDRASHEKAR GOKAK trailing.
9: 15 am — Congress candidate Abbayya Prasad is leading the trends
9: 00 am— Congress candidate hold the lead in Hubli Dharwad East
8: 30 am — Congress candidate Abbayya Prasad overtakes BSP candidate, holds lead
8: 15 am— BSP candidate Shobha Ballari is leading the trends
8: 00 am— Counting of votes begins at Hubli- Dharwad east constituency.