By-election for Hebbal Legislative Assembly Constituency is just a week’s away. The Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka has announced the date for by-election to Hebbal and two other constituencies. The election for the three constituencies, Hebbal, Bidar and Devadurga, is scheduled for February 13th. The by-election in Hebbal is to fill up the vacant post that was created following the death of MLA Jagadish Kumar last November.
As many as 20 candidates are in the fray in the Hebbal constituency. During the last election, the BJP candidate had won the seat. As this by-election is seen as a matter of ‘prestige’ for the leading political parties, there was quite a bit of noise in the selection of candidates too. While the Congress has fielded party veteran C K Jaffer Sharief’s grandson Abdul Rahman Sharief to fight the election, the BJP has fielded sitting MLC Y A Narayanaswamy and JD(S) nominated Ismail Sharieff. Abdul Rahman Sharief had contested from Hebbal in the last assembly election too, but was defeated by the BJP candidate.
Here is a brief note about the candidates.
CK Abdul Rahman Sharief (Congress)
Rahman Sharief is the richest among all candidates. An active Facebook user during the last Assembly election, he had sought votes with claims of his grandfather’s contribution to politics and society.
Rahman Sharief has also made several promises to Hebbal voters, in his web page. Promises include annual citizen-based review of his performances, empowering the youth, solving water issues, making the constituency garbage-free etc.
Age: 32 years
Education qualification: SSLC + Online Diploma course in Enterprises and Entrepreneurs (from London School of Business and Finance)
Profession: Director in private firms. Also Trustee of KNS Memorial Charitable Trust
Assets: Rs 2.52 crore (movable) and Rs 22.75 crore (immovable)
Criminal records: NIL
Facebook profile: www.facebook.com/ckabdulrahmansharief
Ismail Sharieff Nana (JDS)
Age: 41 years
Education qualification: High School
Assets: Rs 25.50 lakh (movable) and Rs 5 crore (immovable)
Criminal records: NIL
Y A Narayanaswamy (BJP)
Education: BE (Civil), ME (Water Resource Engineering)
Profession: MLC (Teachers Constituency). Also an engineering consultant, agriculturist and social servant
Assets: Rs 1.6 crore (movable) and Rs 10.68 crore (immovable)
Criminal records: NIL
Other party candidates
- Hunsur K Chandrashekhar (DPP)
- K Nagarathna (Republican Party of India)
- K A Mohan (KDC)
- Dr Manjunath Nayak (ANC)
- Supreeth Poojary (HJP)
- Anjan Kumar
- Ambrose D’Mello
- T K Dasar
- Deepak Rajesh Coelho
- Nagesh S
- B S Manjunath
- Vinay Kumar
- Dr P K Velladurai
- Syed Asif Bukhari
- Ali Haider
To view all candidate affidavits, click here.
Calendar of events for the election
January 27th was the last date for filing nominations.
January 30th was the last date for withdrawing nominations.
Election to be conducted on February 13th.
- Counting of votes on February 16th.
Here is what the Hebbal voters should know before voting
What documents are allowed as ID proof?
Possession of EPIC alone will not guarantee you your vote, because it is mandatory that your name should appear in the electoral roll. For this, you have to check in the electoral roll whether your name is included or not. If your name is enrolled in the voters list, on the day of election, you should produce your identification document at the voting venue. Election Commission accepts following cards as ID and address proof:
Income Tax Identity (PAN) Card
Service Identity Card with photograph issued to its employees by State/Central Government, Public Sector Undertakings or Public Limited Companies
Passbook with photograph issued by Public Sector Banks/Post Office and Kisan Passbooks
Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognised Educational Institutions
Property Documents with photographs such as pattas, Registered Deeds
Ration Card with photograph
SC/ST/OBC Certificate with photograph issued by competent authority
Pension Documents with photographs such as ex-servicemen’s Pension Book/Pension Payment Order, ex-servicemen’s Widow/Dependent Certificates, Old Age Pension Order, Widow Pension Order
Freedom Fighter Identity Card
Arms License with photograph
Certificate of Physical Handicap with photograph issued by Competent Authority
Ex-servicemen CSD canteen card with photograph
Sandhya Suraksha Scheme card with photograph
Job Card, with photograph issued under NREGA Scheme
Yashaswini Card with photograph
How to check for name in the voters list?
You can search for your name in the voters list by logging on to the Election Commission of India website. You can search using your voter ID or name or relationship details which you had entered in Form-6 during the registration.
How to find polling booth details?
SMS your electoral photo ID card number to 97319 79899 in the following format: KAEPIC <space> Voter ID Card number.