Karnataka By-Election Results: It’s 4:1 victory for Congress-JD(S) alliance
Bengaluru, Nov 6: It was a prestige test for the JD(S)-Congress alliance in Karnataka and the ruling alliance have won four out of five seats while the BJP's sole victory was in Shivammoga Lok Sabha seat.
Congress's VS Ugrappa won from Ballari -- a Bharatiya Janata Party bastion -- with a massive margin. While the JD(S)'s Shivarame Gowda won from Mandya.
The Shivammoga Lok Sabha seat was the only battle where the BJP had an edge with the party's BY Raghavendra leading. The Ramanagara and Jamkhandi Assembly seats were both won by Congress-JD(S) candidates.
Reacting to the crushing defeat that JD(S) and Congress meted out to the Bharatiya Janata Party, former chief minister Siddaramaiah said, "The victory in the by-elections is Diwali gift to Congress and JD(S) from people of Karnataka. The outcome of the by-elections is an indicator for the Lok Sabha elections. I am thanking the voters in three Lok Sabha seats and two Assembly seats."
Counting of votes in the Karnataka by-polls began at 8 am. By-elections were held for the three Lok Sabha and two assembly constituencies on Saturday.
Polling in Karnataka took place on Saturday for three Lok Sabha constituencies - Shivamogga, Mandya and Ramanagara - and two Assembly constituencies - Ballari and Jamkhandi.
Here are the Highlights:
Karnataka: JD(S) workers celebrate in Ramanagaram. JDS' Anitha Kumaraswamy is leading by 1,00,246 votes in the assembly seat. Congress-JD(S) alliance is leading on 4 out of 5 seats in #KarnatakaByElection2018 pic.twitter.com/4s1RAZ6vfU— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2018
Resounding win for the @INCIndia & @JanataDal_S coalition in Karnataka. 4-1 thrashing to BJP.— Dinesh Gundu Rao (@dineshgrao) November 6, 2018
People have rejected the negative politics of BJP in Karnataka and the abject failure of Modi govt in addressing people’s issues.
Congrats to all the winners.
ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಕೇಂದ್ರಿತ ಆಡಳಿತವನ್ನು ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಜನತೆಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು.— H D Devegowda (@H_D_Devegowda) November 6, 2018
ಜೆಡಿಎಸ್-ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ಮೈತ್ರಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರವನ್ನು ಅಸ್ಥಿರಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಮುಂದಾಗುವವರಿಗೆ ಜನರೇ ಉತ್ತರ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.#ThankYouKarnataka