BM Bureau, May 2 : In what could be termed as a battle of nerves, amid speculations, Smt Mangala Suresh Angadi has won the Belagavi Loksabha bye-elections defeating her strong opponent and Congress president MLA Satish Jarkiholi. Smt Angadi secured also has become the first woman MP of Belagavi. Thanking voters, party workers and BJP leaders she said she would work to fulfill the dreams and goals set by her late husband and former MoS for Railways Suresh Angadiji’s dreams in taking Belagavi on a progressive path.
As per the final tally of votes including postal ballot, Smt Angadi secured 4,40,327 while Satish Jarkiholi secured 4,35,087 votes. Shubham Shelke of MES secured 1,17,174 votes . Thus Smt Angadi won with a comfortable margin of 5,240 votes.
Meanwhile, her opponent MLA Satish Jarkiholi too have a tough fight in reducing the victory margin. MES candidate Shubham Shelke who also gave a tough fight securing over one lakh votes, which is a record of sorts ! It is said that the MES has made a dent in the BJP votes in Belgaum North, Belgaum South and Belgaum Rural Constituencies.
The constituency wise votes secured by candidates is as follows :
Constit. BJP Congress Others
Arbhavi 55,957 71,700 459
Gokak 85,641 58,815 442
Bgm Uttar 38,668 51,427 24,594
Bgm Dakshin 53,226 30,369 44,950
Bgm Rural 47,688 47796 45,536
Bailhongal 49,616 49,708 286
Savadatti 47,497 64,056 3956
Ramdurg 56,909 58,428 4419
Total 4,35,202 4,32,299 1,24,642