Bengaluru, Sep 3: Congress has won 982 seats, BJP 929 and JD(S) 375 seats and 329 seats went to independent candidates out of 2664 seats in 102 urban local bodies where polls took place on August 31.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has won 13 seats. Results have been declared on 2662 seats.
Though ruling Congress and JD(S) are contesting the Urban Local Bodies elections separately, they said that they will opt for an alliance only at places where results are hung.
Congress leaders were in jubilant as the party gained an edge over the BJP. Randeep Singh Surjewala said, " People of Karnataka have once again reposed their faith in Congress by making it the No.1 party in Urban Local Bodies. People have accepted development policies of Congress+JDS Govt & have rejected Jumlas of BJP."
Blaming the Congress-JD(S) coalition, BJP state unit President BS Yeddyurappa said, "The BJP should have won more seats but we could not perform the way we wanted to because of the Congress-JD-S coalition." The party, however, is confident of winning a majority in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, he said.
"People's mandate is with the BJP and we are confident of a majority in the next year's general election," he added.
The voting was held in 29 city municipalities, 53 town municipalities and 23 town panchayats and in 135 wards of the three city corporations.
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