Congress enjoys massive popularity in Shivajinagar and Roshan Baig is the party’s spearhead in the constituency for more than 20 years. He won the constituency in 2013 elections with a total 49,649 votes while the runner-up Nirmal Surana of BJP secured 28,794 votes. BJP has been trying extremely hard to storm back here but the Congress has managed to keep them at bay since 2008. Roshan Baig contested Karnataka elections 2018 seeking to retain power once again while he was challenged by BJP’s Katta Subramanya Naidu. Another surprise contender in the recently held elections was Aam Aadmi Party’s Ayub Khan.
Here are the live updates of Shivajinagar constituency (Vidhana Soudha seat) in the Karnataka state Assembly elections 2018.
1:08 pm- Current Congress MLA R Roshan Baig holds lead, BJP’s Katta Subramanya Naidu trails by 15734 votes
11: 51 am- Congress’ R Roshan Baig now leading with 9574 votes
11:24 am- Current Congress MLA R Roshan Baig is leading with 2259 votes
10:32 am- Congress’ R Roshan Baig widens margin, leading over BJP’s candidate with 3796 votes
10:10 am- BJP’s Katta Subramanya Naidu trails by 2058 votes, Congress leading
9:00 am- Congress’ R Roshan Baig is leading, according to the initial trends