As the 9th round of vote counting completed in Infant Jesus School in Deodurg onTuesday, BJP candidate K Shivanagowda Naik secured 36012 votes to lead by 7950 votes over his nearest Congress rival Rajashekhar Naik who got 28062 votes. JD(S) candidate Karemma and Independent candidate Shivaraj Dorai secured 4948 and 858 respectively. There were 814 None Of The Above (NOTA) votes.
K Shivanagowda Naik has been maintaining the lead right from the beginning. His supporters were celebrating when counting results were at each round.