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Karnataka Urban Local Body Election Result 2018 LIVE: Kumaraswamy Lauds JDS-Congress Show, Says Voters Have Proved BJP Wrong

News18.com | September 3, 2018, 5:21 PM IST
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Karnataka Municipal Election Result 2018: BJP president BS Yeddyurappa said that the saffron party has performed 'below expectation'. However, he is confident of saffron party's victory in 2019. Counting for elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULB) across Karnataka is still underway with the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) hoping to extend their alliance.

As the JDS-Congress coalition surged ahead, CM Kumaraswamy lauded the partnership and said that people have rejected BJP's claims of the coalition govt falling apart.
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Sep 3, 2018 4:57 pm (IST)

Chief Minister Kumaraswamy said, “We are happy with the way the coalition parties have performed. BJP keeps saying that the coalition won't last but people have proved them wrong. People have reflected their sentiments with these results. People have shown their faith in the coalition govt.”

Sep 3, 2018 4:48 pm (IST)

Results for two seats, Kalaburagi and Chamrajpet, are still awaited. 

Sep 3, 2018 4:46 pm (IST)

Both the Congress and the JD(S) contested the polls separately despite being partners in the state government, but they have already declared that they would tie up post-election in urban bodies.

Sep 3, 2018 4:02 pm (IST)
Sep 3, 2018 3:14 pm (IST)

Eight people injured in an acid attack during the victory procession of winning Congress candidate Inayatullah Khan in Tumkur.

Sep 3, 2018 3:10 pm (IST)

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Some Congress and JD(S) leaders feel that they would have won over 70% of the seats if they had gone to polls together.

Sep 3, 2018 3:09 pm (IST)

PWD minister and the Chief Minister’s elder brother HD Revanna has described the results as a vote of confidence for the four-month-old coalition government. “It clearly shows that the people are happy with our government. The BJP should be worried about its performance,” he said. The Congress, which was decimated in costal Karnataka, seems to have managed to regain some lost ground in the ULB polls. It has also done reasonably well in north Karnataka districts. Election to three Town Panchayats with 45 seats in Kodagu district were postponed due to recent floods.

Sep 3, 2018 3:09 pm (IST)

Some Congress and JD(S) leaders feel that they would have won over 70% of the seats if they had gone to polls together. Former Congress minister K Shivamurthy Naik said, “We contested separately because of local factors. Now we will come together. The results are positive for us.”

Sep 3, 2018 3:09 pm (IST)

Even though Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s JD(S) failed to extend its base beyond the old Mysore districts, it retained its strength in the traditional bastion. Terming the results as a popular thumbs-up for the coalition, the JD(S) supremo and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda said the two parties would go for post-poll alliance wherever there’s a hung verdict. Speaking to News18, Gowda said, “Whatever the BJP might say, they are declining. Together, we (Congress-JDS) have won over 50% seats and will form local governments in over 125 places. But it is not an indication of what is likely to happen in the Lok Sabha elections next year.”

Sep 3, 2018 3:08 pm (IST)

In Saturday’s election, around 36 lakh voters or about just eight per cent of the total eligible voters in the state exercised their franchise. But the urban areas are considered BJP strongholds and insiders feel that the party should have won at least 50% of the seats on its own. However, Yeddyurappa added that the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) results will have no impact on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Sep 3, 2018 2:22 pm (IST)

Out of the total of 2,664 wards in 105 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), the Congress has won 982 seats, BJP 927, JD(S) 375 + BSP 13 and others have won 363 seats. The election to three Town Panchayats in Kodagu district with 45 seats has been postponed due to recent floods.

Sep 3, 2018 2:16 pm (IST)

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is expected to arrive at Vidhana Soudha at 4pm now. Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao will also address a press conference at the same time.

Sep 3, 2018 1:33 pm (IST)

The Congress was ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the counting began on Monday of votes cast for Karnataka's 105 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), the State Election Commission (SEC) said. The Congress was ahead by 52 seats by winning in 814 civic body seats across the state, while the BJP has won in 762 seats as of 11.45 a.m., according the results declared by the SEC on its website. The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) has so far won in 300 seats while Independents took another 265 seats, as of 11.45 a.m.

Sep 3, 2018 12:41 pm (IST)

BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa says that the results are below expectation. Meanwhile, JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda says Congress and JD(S) will have a tie-up wherever the results are hung. Says not an indication of what is likely to happen in Lok Sabha.

Sep 3, 2018 12:10 pm (IST)

BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa says BJP couldn’t perform as per the calculations due to coalition government. But he says that he is confident of saffron party's victory in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Sep 3, 2018 12:06 pm (IST)

Veerappa Siragannavar, BJP candidate from ward No. 19 of Bagalkote municipal council, celebrates his victory in the urban local body polls by taking off his shirt.

Sep 3, 2018 12:01 pm (IST)

Results declared on 2267 out of total 2664 seats in 102 urban local bodies where polls took place on August 31.

Sep 3, 2018 12:00 pm (IST)

Big Win for Independents in North Karnataka | In North Karnataka, all 20 seats of Khanapur Town Panchayat in Belagavi district have been won by Independents. In Ramdurg TMC, BJP  won in 16 seats while Congress got 10 and Independents secured 1 out of total 27 seats. Among 23 seats in Kalaburagi district's Afzalpur TMC, Congress won 16, BJP bagged 5, one person elected unanimously and one nomination rejected. In Gokak CMC in Belagavi district, all 31 seats won by Independents, 30 candidates are supporters of district in-charge minister Ramesh Jarkiholi.

Sep 3, 2018 11:52 am (IST)

How Parties Have Done in Coastal Kannada | In Coastal Karnataka, Congress won Ullal CMC with 13 seats out of 31 seats. BJP and SDPI got 6 seats, JDS secured 4 and others earned 3. In Bantwal CMC, where Congress led with 12 seats, BJP secured 11 and SDPI got 4 out of 27 seats. The BJP won with thumping majority in Puttur CMC with 25 seats out of 31 while Congress won five and SDPI  1. The BJP won a thumping majority in Udupi CMC polls.

Sep 3, 2018 11:36 am (IST)

Political experts say that Congress and JD(S) may stitch an alliance in Tumkur and Mysore to keep away BJP. The two parties together have the majority. A total of 36 lakh voters were registered in the ULB wards and 13.33 lakh in the three towns of Mysuru, Shivamogga and Tumakuru. 

Sep 3, 2018 11:18 am (IST)

Senior BJP leader KS Eshwarappa said that they have won Shivamogga corporation elections due to the efforts of party cadres and on the basis of ‘Hindutva’. The results of the civic polls, which took place on August 31, are expected later in the day or early Tuesday, a poll official said.

Sep 3, 2018 10:41 am (IST)

Results declared on 1412 out of total 2664 seats in the urban local bodies where polls took place on August 31.

Sep 3, 2018 10:35 am (IST)

In the event of a party not getting majority on its own in the election, the Congress and JD-S have decided to forge a post-poll alliance to keep BJP out of power, similar to the May 12 state assembly elections which threw up a hung verdict. In the 2013 ULB elections held in 4,976 seats, the Congress had won 1,960 seats, while BJP and JD-S had won 905 seats each, while Independents bagged the remaining 1,206 seats.

Sep 3, 2018 10:33 am (IST)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 20 wards in Shimoga. Shimoga is the bastion of B S Yeddyurappa, who had declared that BJP would win at least 50% - 60% seats. But BJP leads in 35%.

Sep 3, 2018 10:20 am (IST)

Counting in Six Seats Awaited | Five women candidates of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) have won in Urban Local Bodies election in Karnataka. Out of 105 ULBs, Congress leads in 46, BJP 36, JD(S) 13 and others in 4. Results of six seats are yet to come. SDPI leads in three wards in Mysore.

Sep 3, 2018 10:16 am (IST)

The Karnataka MLA R Shankar, an independent, and now a minister in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's cabinet, faces a setback in Ranebennuru as BJP wins in 13 seats and Congress in eight.

Sep 3, 2018 10:06 am (IST)

Most polling booths in Belagavi district witnessed brisk polling as long queues could be seen outside most booths since 7 am. The district registered 45.40% of polling by 1 pm on Friday. In Uttara Kannada district, voting for eight ULBs, including three CMCs, was peaceful. By 3 pm, 49% of the voters had exercised their franchise in the district. Meanwhile, BJP and SDPI workers clashed outside polling booth number 385 at Shaktinagar in Mysuru after an altercation. Seven BJP workers, including the party candidate Samarth Sandeshswamy, were injured in the clash.

Sep 3, 2018 10:03 am (IST)

Independents Leading in 96 Seats Across Karnataka | So far, results have been declared for 844 seats out of 2,709. Congress is leading with 331 seats, BJP with 303 and JD(S) with 102. Independents are leading in 96 seats.

Sep 3, 2018 9:55 am (IST)

A total of 36 lakh voters were registered in the ULB wards and 13.33 lakh in the three towns of Mysuru, Shivamogga and Tumakuru. In all, 8,340 candidates, including 2,306 from the Congress, 2,203 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 1,397 from the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) are in the fray for the ULBs, while 814 contested from the city corporations, including 135 from Congress, 130 from BJP and 129 from JD-S. In the event of a party not getting majority on its own in the election, the Congress and JD-S have decided to forge a post-poll alliance to keep BJP out of power, similar to the May 12 state assembly elections which threw up a hung verdict. In the 2013 ULB elections held in 4,976 seats, the Congress had won 1,960 seats, while BJP and JD-S had won 905 seats each, while Independents bagged the remaining 1,206 seats.

Sep 3, 2018 9:54 am (IST)

The counting of votes for 105 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across Karnataka began at 8 a.m. on Monday. The results of the civic polls, which took place on August 31, are expected later in the day or early Tuesday, a poll official said. Polling took place across the 2,633 wards of the state, spread over 29 city municipalities, 53 town municipalities and 23 town panchayats and in 135 wards of the three city corporations. A record average of 67.5 per cent voter turnout was registered across the state for the civic polls. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were used for polling in all the wards.

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Karnataka Urban Local Body Election Result 2018 LIVE: Kumaraswamy Lauds JDS-Congress Show, Says Voters Have Proved BJP Wrong
File photo of Rahul Gandhi and HD Kumaraswamy.

So far, results have been declared on 2,267 out of 2664 seats in the Urban Local Bodies. Congress has won 846 seats, BJP wins 788, JD(S) win 307 and the Independent candidates have won in 277 seats. Considering the current trends in counting, political experts believe that the results could be hung at many places. JD(S) could play a crucial role here.

In the event of a party not getting majority on its own in the election, the Congress and JD-S have decided to forge a post-poll alliance to keep BJP out of power, similar to the May 12 state assembly elections which threw up a hung verdict.

The close fight between the three major parties in Karnataka has forced the chief minister to stay glued to the television set and cancel all engagements till lunch. Interestingly, many Independents are moving towards victory across the state.

Results will be in for 105 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), which had witnessed moderate polling on Friday. As many as 814 candidates are in the fray to be elected to 135 wards in three City Municipal Councils, of which BJP, Congress and JD(S) have 130, 135 and 129 candidates respectively. There are also 350 independents contesting. A JD(S)-BJP coalition was in power in Mysuru and Shivamogga CMCs while a JD(S)-Congress coalition was in power in Tumakuru before being dissolved following notification for the polls.

In all, 8,340 candidates, including 2,306 from the Congress, 2,203 from the Bharatiya Janata Party and 1,397 from the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) are in the fray for the ULBs, while 814 contested from the city corporations, including 135 from Congress, 130 from BJP and 129 from JD-S. A record average of 67.5 per cent voter turnout was registered across the state for the civic polls.

The results for elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across Karnataka will be out by noon. The ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) and the Congress in Karnataka have said they would extend their coalition alliance to the urban local bodies (ULBs) across the state to keep the opposition BJP out of power.

"In the event of either party not getting majority on its own in the ULB elections, we will have post-poll alliance to rule the local bodies as we did to form the coalition government in the state after the May 12 assembly election threw a hung House with a split verdict," a JD(S) official said.

The local bodies across 24 districts of the state had registered an average voting percentage of 63.8, according to polling data from the State Election Commission.

Polling was conducted peacefully across the 2,662 wards of the state, spread over 29 city municipalities, 53 town municipalities and 23 town panchayats and in 135 wards of the three city corporations. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were used for polling in all the wards amid tight security, with about 40,000 personnel deployed across the state to maintain law and order. A total of 36 lakh voters were registered for exercising their franchise in the ULB wards and 13.33 lakh in the three towns of Mysuru, Shivamogga and Tumakuru.

In all, 8,340 candidates, including 2,306 from the Congress, 2,203 from the Bharatiya Janata Party and 1,397 from the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) are in the fray for the ULBs, while 814 contested from the city corporations, including 135 from Congress, 130 from BJP and 129 from JD-S.

In the 2013 ULB elections held in 4,976 seats, the Congress had won 1,960 seats, while BJP and JD-S had won 905 seats each, while independents bagged the remaining 1,206 seats.

Here's a list of the corporations and councils, which had gone to polls:

Municipal Corporations (3): Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur.

City Municipal Councils (29): Yadagiri, Surapura, Bagalakot, IIlakal,Mudhola, Jamakhandi, R Banahatti, Sirsi, Dandeli, Karwar, Mandya, Nippani, Gokak, Haveri, Raanebennur, Koppala, Ganagavathi, Raichur, Sindhanur, Ullala, Hassan, Arasikere, Chamarajanagar, Shahabad, Puttur, Udupi, Chitradurga, Challakere, Kollegala.

Town Municipal Councils (53): Madhugiri, Chikkanayakanahhali, Gurumitkal, Lakshmeshwara, Rona, Gajendragarh, Bhantawala, Channarayapatna, Holenarasipura, Sakaleshpura, Channagiri, Hosadurga, Hallikhed, Karkala, Kunakdapura, Haliyala, Kumata, Ankola, Maddur, Pandavapura, Nagamangala, Konnura, Mudalagi, Savadatti, Ramadurga, Baialahongala, Sankeshwara, Chikkodi, Hukkeri, Kudachi, Sadalaga, Hangal, Savanoor, Kushtagi, Piriyapattana, T Narasipur, H D Kote, Chincholi, Chittapur, Sedam, Jevargi, Afzalpur, Alanada, Manvi, Devadurga, Lingasugur, Mudgal, Muddebihala, Badami, Guledagudda, Mahalingapura, Teradala, Hunagunda

Town Panchayats (20): Yallapura, Mundagodu, Nagamangala-belluru, khanapura, Hatti, Shirahatti, Mulgunda, Naregal, Honnali, Jagaluru, Saaligrama, Kudutini, Kotturu, Beelagi, Kerur, Hirekeruru, Yalaburga, Koratagere, Gubbi, Rayabhag.
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