BIDAR: Former chief minister Dharam Singh (Congress), who was defeated in the assembly elections in 2008 elections from Jewargi constituency of Gulbarga district, has got a political rebirth after his victory from Bidar constituency.
Singh defeated his nearest rival Gurupadappa Nagamarapally (BJP) who was also a minister in the Dharam Singh Cabinet, by a margin of 39,619 votes. He secured 3,37,957 votes, while Nagamarapally secured 2,98,338 votes.
Subhash Nelage of Janata Dal [S] secured 49,303 votes, Jagannatha Jamadar of BSP secured 22,568 voters, Moulvi Jamiroddin of National Development Party got 2,787 votes, Bhaskarbabu of Indian Christian Secular Party got 1,853 votes, Shravan Bhande of National Social Party secured 1,870 votes and Subhashchandra of Lok Janashakti Party secured 2,090 votes. A total of 27 candidates contested from Bidar.
Congress candidate Rahim Khan defeated BJP candidate Suryakant Nagamarapally by a margin of 10814 votes in the bye-elections to Bidar Assembly constituency on Saturday. Bye-election to this constituency was held as Gurupadappa Nagamarapally resigned from the legislatorship of this constituency to join the BJP. Rahim Khan secured 39595 votes while BJP candidate Nagamarapally secured 28781 votes. Maruti Kashamapur of the JD(S) secured 21276 votes, Zulfikar Hashmi of BSP secured 3919 votes, Babu Rao Basavant Rao of National Congress Party secured 920 votes, Nagendra Dande of Republican Party got 274 votes, Bhaskar Babu of Indian Christian Secular Party got 234 votes, etc..