The father and son duo of Shamanur Shivashankarappa and S.S. Mallikarjun have emerged victorious from Davangere South and Davangere North, respectively, in the Assembly elections.

Mr. Shivashankarappa, KPCC treasurer, and Mr. Mallikarjun won the elections with considerable ease and proved their worth to the party, even though the Congress dilly-dallied for some time before giving Mr. Shivashankarappa the ticket, as per its policy that all current MLAs must be given ticket. The party was reluctant to give Mr. Mallikarjun the chance to contest as well.

Efforts to get Mr. Mallikarjun the party ticket went on till the penultimate day of filing of nominations. The efforts paid off, and Mr. Mallikarjun got the party ticket to contest from Davangere North.