Jayaprakash Hegde’s Victory - Congress workers celebration at Santhekatte, Kallianpur

Richard D’Souza

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Udupi / Kallianpur : Congress candidate Jayaprakash Hegde has won the Loksabha by election for Udupi Chikmagalur seat by over 45,000 votes against BJP candidate Sunil Kumar.  Congress candidate Jayaprakash Hegde who maintained lead against BJP’s Sunil Kumar throughout the rounds of counting which began this morning, finally won by a massive margin after 16 rounds of counting.

The Congress candidate, who had lost the Lok Sabha election in 2009 from the same constituency, maintained lead over the BJP rival in all the eight Assembly segments namely Kapu, Sringeri, Mudigere, Tarikere, Udupi, Karkala, Chikmagalur and Kundapur.

The final results are as follows:

Jayaprakash Hegde (Congress): 3,92,336

Sunil Kumar (BJP): 3,46,329

Bhoje Gowda (JDS): 70,206

JDS candidate along with the remaining 11 candidates have lost their deposits.

Speaking to reporters Jayaprakash Hegde said that he owes the victory to state Congress leaders and workers. Celebrating the victory the Congress workers went on vehicle procession around Udupi city. The Congress Office had a celebration look and the party leaders including Oscar Fernandes, Pramod Madhwaraj were celebrating with joy. Party workers burst crackers and distributed sweets to people.



As soon as the news of the victory of the Congress Candidate for the Udupi-Chkmagalur Lok Sabha bye-election  by a margin of  45, 607 over his nearest rival, BJP’s Sunil Kumar in a keenly contested election, the Congress workers of Santhekatte, Kallianpur celebrated the victory of their candidate with great enthusiasm by bursting fire-crackers on National Highway opposite of Navami Bakery. Large number of two wheelers took procession to Kemmannu, Hoode to Bengre. Local leaders like Janardhan Thonse, Baptist Dais, Thomas D’Souza and others were took part in procession.

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