Siddaramaiah met AICC president Sonia Gandhi three weeks before the bypolls and had assured her of a win for the party, especially in Hanagal, as Mane was his choice of candidate.
Bhusanur secured 93,865 votes, Ashok Managuli of Congress 62,680 votes and Naziya Shakeel Ahmed Angadi of JDS lost the deposit as she got only 4,353 votes.
BJP candidate Ramesh Bhusanur and JD(S) candidate Naziya Shakeel Ahmed Angadi have already arrived at the counting center.
The combined turnout, however, was an estimated 6% higher than the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, leading political pundits to speculate which party would benefit by this.
The five cabinet ministers have been appointed as in-charge for each zilla panchayat constituency that falls under Sindagi segment.
Bommai also assured the voters of completing pending irrigation projects to irrigate 1 lakh hectares of land in Sindagi and Indi taluks.
“The party uses illegal tactics such as luring elected MLAs and threatening them using agencies like the Income Tax Department to form its government.”
Both Bommai and KPCC president DK Shivakumar have reportedly stated that the results will neither set a trend for the 2023 assembly polls nor are they a pointer to the future.
Former deputy chief minister Laxman Savadi, who is BJP in-charge of Sindagi bypolls, said that the party’s campaign plan has already been chalked out.
Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister BC Patil has been made party in charge for Hanagal and former Deputy CM Lakshman Savadi for Sindagi.
While the Congress has already announced its candidate for the ensuing Sindagi bypolls, hectic deliberations are on in the BJP and JDS to find the right candidate.
As per rules, the Election Commission has to hold a byelection within six months of a seat falling vacant.