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Karnataka by-election results highlights: Chief Minister Kumaraswamy says, Goal is to win all 28 Lok Sabha seats

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s wife Anitha won Ramanagaram assembly seat, Congress’s Anand Nyamagouda bagged Jamkhandi, Congress’ VS Ugrappa won Ballari Lok Sabha seat and JD(S)’ LR Shivaramegowda won Mandya parliamentary seat.

By HT Correspondent | Nov 06, 2018 17:08 IST
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The results for the three Lok Sabha and two assembly constituencies in Karnataka, which went to bye-elections on Saturday, were declared on Tuesday. The Congress-JD(S) emerged as the biggest winners with the parties bagging 2 seats each, even as the BJP managed to win just 1 seat - Shivamogga -out of the five seats - two assembly and three parliamentary.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Raghavendra won the Shivamogga Lok Sabha bypoll by 52,148 votes.

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s wife Anitha won Ramanagaram assembly seat, Congress’s Anand Nyamagouda bagged Jamkhandi, Congress’ VS Ugrappa won Ballari Lok Sabha seat and JD(S)’ LR Shivaramegowda won Mandya parliamentary seat.

An estimated 67 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the bypolls for five constituencies.

A total of 31 candidates were in the fray from all the five constituencies, though the contest was mainly between the Congress-JD(S) combine and the BJP.

Here are the live updates:

2:08pm IST

BJP offering Rs 25-30 Crore to Congress, JD(S) MLAs: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy

“BJP is offering around Rs 25-30 Crore to some Congress and JD(S) MLAs but they will never be able to poach them,” said Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy.

1:30pm IST

Goal is to win all Lok Sabha seats: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy

“I congratulate Congress leaders in the state & at the Centre. I also congratulate JD(S) state leaders & workers who worked towards this win. BJP calls JD(S)-Congress coalition ‘Apavitra Maitri’, today that contention has been nullified. This elections was the first step. There are 28 LS seats, we’ll work with Congress to win all of them, that is our goal.This is not an empty boast just because we have won today. This is the confidence of people in us. This win is not making us arrogant,” said Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy.

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy (ANI)

1:24pm IST

Congress wins Ballari Lok Sabha seat

Congress’ VS Ugrappa has won Ballari Lok Sabha seat with a margin of 241656 votes

1:21pm IST

JD(S) wins Mandya Lok Sabha seat

JD(S)’ LR Shivaramegowda has won Mandya parliamentary seat with a margin of 324943 votes.

1:08pm IST

Today’s result is the effort to reconstruct the crumbling blocks of democracy : Siddaramaiah

“Elections are the essence of democracy and the mandate by the people intends to strengthen it. Today’s result is the effort to reconstruct the crumbling blocks of democracy in the country,” said former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah following the victory of Congress-JD(S) in two assembly seats. 

1:03pm IST

Sweeping victory of the Congress - JD(S) alliance is just a teaser: Congress

“The sweeping victory of the Congress - JD(S) alliance in the Karnataka by polls is just a teaser for what is in store for the BJP next year. Congratulations to all the winners,” said Congress in a tweet.

12:43pm IST

The results will give direction to the people of this country: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar

“Definitely. In any democratic result, election process...people’s mandate is very important. It’s the direction to the people of this country,” said Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar, when asked ‘will Karnataka by-election 2018 give a message to the whole nation before 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

DK Shivakumar (ANI)

12:30pm IST

It’s a rejection of Modi govt: Dinesh Gundu Rao, president, Karnataka pradesh Congress committee.

“People have rejected BJP. It is also a rejection of Modi govt. Bypoll results will send a message to the entire country that the time for change has come,” said Dinesh Gundu Rao, president,Karnataka pradesh Congress committee.

12:14pm IST

BJP wins Shivamogga Lok Sabha seat

BJP has won Shivamogga Lok Sabha seat by 47000 votes. The BJP had fielded BY Raghavendra from the Shivamogga parliamentary seat.

12:11pm IST

Anitha Kumaraswamy wins Ramanagaram assembly seat

JD(S)’ Anitha Kumaraswamy has won the Ramanagaram assembly seat with a margin of 109137 votes.

12:09pm IST

Congress wins Jamkhandi assembly seat

Congress’s AS Nyamagouda has won Jamkhandi assembly seat by a margin of 39480 vote.

Update at 12pm IST

Congress-JD(S) alliance leads in 4 seats, BJP ahead in 1

Congress’ AS Nyamagouda is leading by 39480 votes in Jamkhandi, JDS’ Anitha Kumaraswamy is leading by 105294 votes in Ramanagaram, BJP’s BY Raghavendra is leading by 47388 votes in Shimoga,Congress’ VS Ugrappa is leading by 214826 votes in Ballari and JD(S)’ LR Shivaramegowda is leading by 233517 votes in Mandya.

11:47am IST

JD(S) leads in Mandya after counting of votes in Round 10

JD(S)’ LR Shivaramegowda leads over BJP’s Dr Siddaramaiah by 196883 votes in Mandya Lok Sabha seat after counting of votes in Round 10

11:30am IST

Congress supporters celebrate outside party office in Bengaluru

Congress members and workers were seen celebrating outside party office in Bengaluru. Congress-JD(S) alliance is leading on 4 out of 5 seats in Karnataka by-election.

11:24 am IST

Congress workers celebrate outside Ballari counting station

As Congress has gained lead in Ballari seat, party workers were seen celebrating outside the counting station in the parliamentary seat. Congress’ candidate VS Ugrappa is leading by 184203 votes in the Ballari constituency. 

11:14am IST

Congress leads in Ballari by 184203 lakh votes after 13 rounds of counting

Congress’ VS Ugrappa is leading over BJP’s J Shantha by 184203 lakh votes in Ballari parliamentary seat after counting of votes for Round 13.  

11:05am IST

HD Devegowda thanks people of Karnataka for ‘supporting JDS-INC Government’

“I thank people of Karnataka for supporting development-centric administration of JDS-INC Government. People of the state have given their response to those who were trying to destabilise the state Government,”says HD Devegowda. 

As per latest trends, Congress and JD(S) are leading in 4 out of 5 seats. Congress’ AS Nyamagouda is leading by 32933 votes in Jamkhandi. JDS’ Anitha Kumaraswamy is leading by 65990 votes in Ramanagaram, BJP’s BY Raghavendra is leading by 32563 votes in Shimoga, Congress’ VS Ugrappa is leading by 151060 votes in Bellary and JDS’ LR Shivaramegowda is leading by 76952 votes in Mandya.

10:50am: IST

HD Kumaraswamy’s wife Anitha Kumaraswamy leads by 65990 votes in Ramanagaram

Congress’ AS Nyamagouda is leading by 32933 votes in Jamkhandi. JDS’ Anitha Kumaraswamy is leading by 65990 votes in Ramanagaram, BJP’s BY Raghavendra is leading by 32563 votes in Shimoga, Congress’ VS Ugrappa is leading by 151060 votes in Bellary and JDS’ LR Shivaramegowda is leading by 76952 votes in Mandya.

Karnataka by polls latest at 10.30 am IST

Lok Sabha seats

Congress‘ VS Ugrappa is leading over BJP’s J Shantha in Ballari, JD(S) leading in Mandya and BJP’s BY Raghavendra is leading over JD(S)’ S Madhubangarappa

10:21am IST

Congress ahead of BJP in Ballari after 8 rounds of counting

Congress’ VS Ugrappa is leading over BJP’s J Shantha by 128815 votes in Ballari parliamentary seat after counting of votes for Round 8.  

10:05am IST

In Shivamogga, BJP takes lead after 4 rounds of counting

BJP’s BY Raghavendra is leading over JD(S)’ S Madhubangarappa by 9665 votes in the 4th round of counting in Shivamogga parliamentary seat.

9:59am IST

Congress ahead of BJP in Ballari by 1,00,723 votes

Congress’ VS Ugrappa leading over BJP’s J Shantha by 1,00,723 votes in Ballari parliamentary seat after counting of votes for Round 6.

9:57am IST

BJP gains lead over JD(S) in Shivamogga

BJP’s BY Raghavendra is leading over JD(S)’s S Madhubangarappa by 2627 votes in the 3rd round of counting in Shivamogga parliamentary seat.

9:55am IST

JD(S) leads in Mandya parliamentary seat, early trends show

JD(S) is leading by 1,09,066 votes over BJP in Mandya parliamentary seat after counting of votes in round 5.

9:46am IST

Congress leads over BJP in Ballari after counting of votes for Round 5

Congress’ VS Ugrappa is leading over BJP’s J Shantha by 84257 votes in Ballari parliamentary seat after counting of votes for Round 5.

9:44am IST

JD(S) gain lead over BJP in Shivamogga

JDS’ S Madhubangarappa is leading over BJP’s BY Raghavendra by 1414 votes in the 2nd round of counting in Shimoga parliamentary seat

9:35 am IST

BJP leads in Shivamogga, Congress-JD(S) ahead in Ballari, Jamkhandi, Ramanagar

Congress-JD(S) combine has gained an edge in Ballari, Jamkhandi, Ramanagar constituencies, while in Shivamogga parliamentary seat, BJP’s BY Raghavendra is leading over JDS’s S Madhubangarappa by 3906 votes in the 1st round of counting, ANI reports.

Interesting fact: L Chandrashekar, the BJP’s candidate for the Ramanagara by-election in Karnataka, backed out on last week just two days ahead of voting on Saturday, saying he was ignored by BJP leaders who didn’t turn up for campaigning as promised. Chandrashekar had switched over to the Bharatiya Janata Party only last month after Congress’ decision to allow its alliance partner Janata Dal (Secular) to contest the seat.

9:25am IST

BJP leads in Shivamogga

In Shivamogga parliamentary seat, BJP’s BY Raghavendra is leading over JDS’s S Madhubangarappa by 3906 votes in the 1st round of counting, ANI reports.

9:07am IST

Congress leading in Ballari, early trends show

In Ballari parliamentary seat, Congress’ VS Ugrappa is leading over BJP’s J Shantha by 17480 votes after counting of votes for Round 1, ANI reports.

9:05am IST

Slight edge for Congress-JD(S) combine

In Jamkhandi assembly seat, INC’s Anand Siddu Nyamagouda leads over BJP’s Kulkarni Shrikant Subrao by 55433 votes in 3 rounds in Jamkhandi assembly seat. JDS’ Anitha Kumaraswamy leads over BJP’s L. Chandrashekhar by 8430 votes in 2 rounds in Ramanagar assembly seat, ANI reports.

8:57am IST

Karnataka bypolls: A prestige battle

The bypoll results will determine the fate of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s wife Anita Kumaraswamy, state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Raghavendra and former chief minister S Bangarappa’s son Madhu Bangarappa among others.

Anita Kumaraswamy is expected to have a smooth sailing in Ramanagara, after BJP nominee L Chandrashekhar withdrew from the contest and rejoined the Congress.

8:48am IST

Visuals from a counting station in Ballari

Visuals from a counting station in Ballari even as the counting of votes is underway for Karnataka by-elections.

8:45 am IST

Here’s what you should know about Mandya Lok Sabha seat. It’s interesting

Mandya, which is at the heart of the Vokkaliga belt of southern Karnataka, was expected to be a cake walk for the ruling Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition but Congress’ decision to leave the seat for the JD(S) as part of their seat-sharing arrangement, led to dissidence within the party coming in to the open?

In these southern districts, the Congress and JD(S) are bitter rivals and the BJP is a minor force.

Mandya saw the lowest voter turnout at 53.93%, down from 71.41% in 2014, in all the parliamentary and assembly seats, where bypolls were held on Saturday.

8:23 am IST

Visuals of a strong room from Mandya constituency

Visuals of a strong room from Mandya legislative assembly constituency as counting of votes has started for Karnataka bypolls.

8:05 am IST

Counting of votes begins

The counting of votes has begun to Shivamogga, Ballari and Mandya Lok Sabha seats and Ramanagara and Jamakhandi legislative assembly seats.

7:30 am IST

Counting to begin at 8 am

The counting of the votes for the three Lok Sabha and two assembly countituencies in Karnataka will begin at 8 am.