Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah

Counting of votes for Karnataka by-elections to take place

Counting of votes for Karnataka by-elections to take place today. Visuals from a counting centre in Bengaluru.

Counting of votes begins

Counting of votes for bypolls on 15 Karnataka assembly seats begins, results to decide fate of BS Yediyurappa govt.

BJP leading in 10 seats, Congress in 2, JDS in 3, Others 1

Layout constituencies, Congress leading in Shivajinagar&Hunasuru constituencies, JDS leading in KR Pete and Independent candidate SK Bachegowda leading in Hosakote, as per EC trends

BJP leading in 10 seats, Congress and JDS leading in 2 seats each

Karnataka bypolls results trends: BJP leading in 10 seats, Congress & JDS leading in 2 seats each, Independent leading in 1 seat, as per EC trends; Counting underway in 15 assembly seats

BJP leading in 12 seats, Congress leading in 2 seats, Independent leading in 1 seat

Karnataka bypolls results trends: BJP leading in 12 seats, Congress leading in 2 seats, Independent leading in 1 seat, as per EC trends

We have accepted defeat, says DK Shivakumar on Karnataka bypolls results

Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar on #KarnatakaBypolls results: We have to agree with the mandate of the voters of these 15 constituencies. People have accepted the defectors. We have accepted defeat, I don't think we have to be disheartened.

BJP leads on 12 out of 15 seats

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa celebrates with his son BY Vijayendra as BJP leads on 12 out of 15 seats

It is as expected: Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on BJP leading in 12 seats

Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday said the Karnataka by-poll results were in accordance with expectations as BJP lead in 12 out of 15 seats that went to polls.

"It is as expected. Karanataka people need a stable government," Gowda told ANI about the Karnataka by-poll results trends.

He said good governance and development are the two key areas which the BJP government has taken care of.

"Good governance and development is something that was missing during coalition government of JDS-Congress," he claimed.

(Reported by ANI)

BJP bags first seat in Yellapur; Arabail Shivaram Hebbar wins by over 31,000 votes

Karnataka mandate was stolen by Congress, people have now taught them a lesson: PM Modi at Jharkhand rally

"Congress and its allies subverted mandate in Karnataka, stabbed it in the back," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while addressing a rally in Jharkhand.

"Some people said BJP has limited influence in the south...people of Karnataka defeated and punished them in a democratic way during bypolls," he said.

(PTI)

'Happy that people have given a very good verdict': CM Yediyurappa

BJP wins 2 seats, leads in 10, Congress leading in 2 seats

"The BJP has won Yellapur and Chikkaballapur seats and is leading in 10 seats, while the Congress is ahead in 2 seats and an Independent leading in one seat. The regional party Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) is trailing behind both the national parties," poll official G. Jadiyappa told IANS.

K. Sudhakar of the BJP won the prestigious Chikkaballapur seat, defeating M. Anjappa of the Congress by 34,801 votes. Sudhakar retained the seat even after defecting from the Congress to the BJP.

(IANS)

BJP retains majority in Assembly after winning 6 seats

The ruling BJP on Monday retained majority in the Karnataka Assembly when it bagged six seats in the bypolls in which it was also leading in an equal number in other segments where counting is underway.

The BJP's good show in 12 seats comes as a morale booster for the saffron party after it's setback in Maharashtra.

(PTI)

Resounding victory for development: Jayant Patil

Congress, JD(S) 'disqualified' in people's court: Karnataka party chief Nalin Kumar Kateel

Expressing joy over BJP's stellar performance in the Assembly bypolls in Karnataka, the party's state chief Nalin Kumar Kateel on Monday said Congress and JD(S) have been "disqualified" in the people's court.

"Siddaramaiah (Congress) and H D Kumaraswamy (JDS) had created a narrative of 'disqualified MLAs' to discredit our candidates, but today the Congress and the JD(S) have been disqualified in the people's court and have given a verdict of 'Qualified' to our candidates," Kateel told reporters here.

Siddaramaiah tenders resignation after Congress' poor show

The BJP has already won 12 of the fifteen seats that went to the polls.

Chief Minister Yeddyurappa had required just 6 more seats for a majority in the 224-member Assembly in which the party had 105 MLAs already.

(PTI/IANS)

This is how voters react to opportunist politics and stealing of mandate: Devendra Fadnavis

BJP wins 10 seats, leads on 2 others

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 10 Assembly constituencies and is leading on two out of total 15 seats that went to bypolls in Karnataka, according to the Election Commission (EC).

While BJP candidates have been declared as winners from the Yellapur, Ranibennur, Vijayanagara, Krishnarajapete and Chikkaballapur among other constituencies, its candidates are leading on two more seats.

(ANI)

Karnataka Congress State President Dinesh Gundu Rao resigns from post

"I am taking responsibility and resigning from the post of party's Karnataka State President," he said.

(ANI)

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