When H D Kumaraswamy decided to contest from two constituencies, there was talk that he was chasing a safe seat. The JD(S) chief and former chief minister of Karnataka is contesting from Ramanagara and the neighbouring Channapatna.
Anitha Kumaraswamy, wife of H D Kumaraswamy is trailing in her seat at Channapatana. M H Ambareesh of the Congress is leading in Mandya where he faced a major rebellion from S M Krishna.
K S Eshwarappa of the BJP who had taken an early lead is now trailing in Shimoga. The same is the case of Renukacharya of the KJP. He is now trailing to the BJP.
Jagadish Shettar is in a comfortable lead while C M Udasi of the KJP is trailing. R Ashok, Deputy CM is leading while Siddaramaiah and Parameshwar continued to maintain their leads.