B Sriramulu wins Bellary bypollB Sriramulu, ex BJP minister who resigned from BJP and contested the election at Belllary won the poll by a margin of 46,000 votes over his nearest rival B. Ramprasad of Congress. The by poll to the constituency of Bellary was necessitated by the resignation of Sriramulu of his membership as a consequence of his resignation from BJP on whose ticket he won last time. This time he contested as an 9ndependent.
The total voters in the constituency is about 171,000 of which about 1,21,00 voted in the by poll held on 30th November. Out of the 1,21,00 cotes Sriramulu secured 74,527 votes which is more than the combined votes secured by all other candidates put together in the field.
The result of the by poll will create political uncertainty in Karnataka. Mr Sriramulu is a follower of the Reddy brothers who are at cold war with the BJP. This group has some MLAs with them and they can play havoc with the BJP Government.