The by elections in Jayanagar Constituency in Karnataka was deferred because of the death of BJP candidate BN Vijayakumar. The Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy won over the BJP candidate by nearly 4000 votes.
Jayanagar has over 70% middle class and upper-middle-class voters with good public amenities. This favored the BJP in previous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has fielded Mr. Vijayakumar’s brother BN Prahlad and the Congress candidate is Sowmya Reddy, the daughter of senior leader and former minister Ramalinga Reddy. JDS has pulled out its candidate and supported their alliance party here. Hence BJP lost one more seat which worries BJP now.