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EC countermands poll in Bengaluru Assembly seat

EC countermands poll in Bengaluru Assembly seat

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BJP MLA from Jayanagar, B. N. Vijay Kumar, who died at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology due to cardiac arrest. He was 60. (File Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: People pay tribute to BJP MLA from Jayanagar, B. N. Vijay Kumar who passed way at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology due to cardiac arrest in Bengaluru on May 4, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: People pay tribute to BJP MLA from Jayanagar, B. N. Vijay Kumar who passed way at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology due to cardiac arrest in Bengaluru on May 4, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: People participte in the funeral procession of BJP MLA from Jayanagar, B. N. Vijay Kumar who passed way at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology due to cardiac arrest in Bengaluru on May 4, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: People participte in the funeral procession of BJP MLA from Jayanagar, B. N. Vijay Kumar who passed way at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology due to cardiac arrest in Bengaluru on May 4, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru, May 4 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday countermanded the May 12 Assembly election in south Bengaluru's Jayanagar constituency following the death of BJP candidate B.N. Vijaya Kumar.
"In view of the death of Bharatiya Janata Party's contestant in the fray from the Jayanagar assembly constituency, election is being countermanded and postponed to a later date," said the constituency's Returning Officer Mamatha in a statement here.
Vijaya Kumar, who was the sitting member, died here on early Friday. He was 59.
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