Indian National Congress candidate from Belgaum North Fairoz Saith who won this election back to back is giving some great reasons for him to cheer.
This time Saith got 45125 votes thats 39.17% of the votes. In 2008 even when he had won he had secured 33.93% in 2008. Which means he has increased his share of votes by 6%.
This time BJP candidate Jadhav secured 15.15% whereas in 2008 Shankargouda Patil then the BJP candidate had secured 30.88%. Renu Killekar the first woman MES candidate secured 23.36% votes whereas last time Vijay More the MES candidate in 2008 had secured 17.23%.
This means the MES was able to get a higher share of votes from 17.23% to 23.36% in 2013 but this was not enough to beat Saith.
The KJP also ate into the BJP votes and BSR Congress really did not matter with very meager votes.
This time the voting was the least in the district in this AC of 57% only. Which according to sources say the educated class refrained from voting to an extent. Saith majorly secured the minority votes even when there were other 5 candidates from the minority community who really did not make any impact. Political pundits expected some magic from Kudachi but he failed to live upto any expectations this time around.
With Congress gaining a clear majority Saith could get lucky as a minister this time with the lead of votes he has won with.