Bantwal, July 5,2017: Anwar, the brother of the slain Karopady GP Vice President Abdul Jaleel Karopady emerged victorious in the bypolls held for the seat that fell vacant following Jaleel’s murder.
Anwar who was a Congress backed candidate has secured 449 votes. The elections were held on Sunday at the Mittanadka School amid tight security and the results announced on July 5, Wednesday. Anwar’s opponent Harish Kodla, a BJP backed candidate got 320 votes while 21 votes were declared invalid.
A total of 769 people had voted in the election out of the total 917 voters.