Counting of votes for civic body polls 2021 for three city corporations in North Karnataka has begun in Hubli on Monday.
According to State Election Commission officials, 300 candidates are in the contest in Kalaburagi for 55 seats. In Hubballi-Dharwad with 82 wards, 420 are contesting, and in Belagavi with 58 wards, 519 candidates are in the fray.
Until now, counting for 42 wards has been completed. The BJP is leading with 26 seats, while the Congress has scored 13 seats and Independents have bagged 3 seats.
A total of 8,18,096 people voted during corporation polls. The total polling percentage recorded in Hubballi-Dharwad was 53.81 per cent, while for Belagavi, and Kalaburagi corporation polls, 50.41 and 49.40 per cent were reported respectively.
Apart from BJP, Congress, and JD(S), Aam Aadmi Party and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen have fielded their nominees. In Belagavi, Shiv Sena-Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti members have also contested as independents.
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