K'taka MLC polls: Cong-JDS block majority for BJP

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Bangalore, Dec 21: Out of the 25 legislative council seats that went into polling on Friday, Dec 18, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress won ten seats each while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) bagged five.

With the Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) alliance winning a total of 15 seats in the 75-member Karnataka legislative council, the outcome revealed on Monday, Dec 21 comes as a blow to the ruling saffron party's presence in the state.

However, the bigger loser was Congress as it won only 10 of the 19 seats it had earlier.

JDS, however, improved its hold in the state immensely as it bagged five seats, which accounts for four more than what it had earlier.

With this outcome, party position in the 75-member house would be BJP 34, Congress 20 including the chairman, JD-S 17, Janata Dal-United one, and three Independents.

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