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Former prime minsiter and JD(S) national president HD Devegowda (2nd from right) with former chief minister Siddaramaiah (centre) and Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy (2nd from left). Congress-JD(S) emerged as biggest winners in the Karnataka by-election.(PTI)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 05:08 PM IST

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:

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi arrives at Supreme Court for the hearing of a petition challenging Karnataka Governor's decision, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi arrives at Supreme Court for the hearing of a petition challenging Karnataka Governor's decision, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

How Congress laid groundwork for midnight Supreme Court hearing against Karnataka governor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 09:52 AM IST
Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, went into a huddle on Wednesday and decided to file the petition against the Karnataka Governor for inviting BJP’s Yeddyurappa to form the government.
Congress MLAs assemble at a hotel in Hyderabad. MLAs of the both the parties left for Hyderabad late Friday night.(HT Photo)
Congress MLAs assemble at a hotel in Hyderabad. MLAs of the both the parties left for Hyderabad late Friday night.(HT Photo)

Karnataka highlights: Amid tight security, Congress, JD(S) MLAs leave for Bengaluru in luxury buses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 10:47 AM IST
The Karnataka assembly will hold a special session on Saturday for a Supreme Court mandated floor test for the BJP government led by BS Yeddyurappa. Here are the live updates:
Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa being greeted by governor Vajubhai Vala after administering oath of office to him, at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa being greeted by governor Vajubhai Vala after administering oath of office to him, at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Yeddyurappa faces Supreme Court test, letter to governor may decide fate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 09:20 AM IST
The Supreme Court will on Friday hear Congress petition challenging governor’s decision to invite BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to form government in Karnataka.
Lawyer and politician Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the Congress, said in Supreme Court that even if Yeddyurappa (pictured) is sworn in, the 15 days’ time given to him to prove a majority must be reduced to 48 hours.(Reuters)
Lawyer and politician Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the Congress, said in Supreme Court that even if Yeddyurappa (pictured) is sworn in, the 15 days’ time given to him to prove a majority must be reduced to 48 hours.(Reuters)

Karnataka government formation: A timeline as to how the midnight drama unfolded

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 12:35 PM IST
Chief Justice Dipak Misra obliged the Congress-JD(S) combine at midnight to hear their petition seeking stay on Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as soon as Karnataka governor Valubhai Vala invited him to.
The Supreme Court issued notices to the Karnataka government and Yeddyurappa seeking their replies on the plea filed by the Congress-JD(S) combine and posted the matter for hearing on Friday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court issued notices to the Karnataka government and Yeddyurappa seeking their replies on the plea filed by the Congress-JD(S) combine and posted the matter for hearing on Friday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Karnataka tussle: Supreme Court refuses to stay Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 09:40 AM IST
In a rare pre-dawn hearing on an appeal by the Congress-JD(S) combine, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as Karnataka chief minister.
Siddaramaiah’s failure to bring the Congress back to power in Karnataka has put a question mark on the strategy of going into state elections with sitting chief ministers at the helm of the campaign.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Siddaramaiah’s failure to bring the Congress back to power in Karnataka has put a question mark on the strategy of going into state elections with sitting chief ministers at the helm of the campaign.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Congress to rethink strategy as Siddaramaiah joins long list of losing CMs

Hindustan Times, Congress | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 07:32 AM IST
Since 2014, no sitting Congress chief minister – eight in all including Prithviraj Chavan in Maharashtra, Tarun Gogoi in Assam, and Oommen Chandy in Kerala – has been able to retain power.
Congress leader Siddaramaiah, left, and Janata Dal (Secular) chief ministerial candidate H D Kumaraswamy, right, prepare to speak to journalists in Bangalore after staking their claim to form the next government in Karnataka.(AP)
Congress leader Siddaramaiah, left, and Janata Dal (Secular) chief ministerial candidate H D Kumaraswamy, right, prepare to speak to journalists in Bangalore after staking their claim to form the next government in Karnataka.(AP)

Win some, lose some: Karnataka elections were the semi-final that wasn’t

Hindustan Times | By Rajesh Mahapatra
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 07:31 PM IST
Karnataka has turned an important chapter in the coming together of regional parties, which have wisened up to what BJP really means for them.
The backward castes and minorities did not stay loyal to Siddaramaiah (pictured) like the Vokkaligas remained loyal to Deve Gowda and Lingayats to Yeddyurappa.(PTI)
The backward castes and minorities did not stay loyal to Siddaramaiah (pictured) like the Vokkaligas remained loyal to Deve Gowda and Lingayats to Yeddyurappa.(PTI)

How Siddaramaiah was felled by his own imagination in Karnataka elections | Opinion

By Sugata Srinivasaraju
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 06:12 PM IST
Siddaramaiah tried to bring all backward castes, Dalits and minorities under an umbrella to create a formidable political force. He assumed these groups would be with him and thought of splitting the Lingayat vote. But both plans backfired.

A big Hindutva imprint in BJP’s Karnataka election performance

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 07:53 PM IST
BJP’s current tally of 104 seats is six short of the 110 it got in the 2008 Karnataka elections. Its 2018 performance is worse than its 2008 performance in the Bombay Karnataka sub-region.
JD(S) workers celebrate after Congress offered the chief minister’s post to its president Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
JD(S) workers celebrate after Congress offered the chief minister’s post to its president Kumaraswamy.(PTI)

Congress approaches Supreme Court after BJP gets invite to form Karnataka government

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 11:51 PM IST
The Congress is seeking a hearing in the Supreme Court on its petition against Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite BJP to form the government
The Congress lost because of former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was overconfident, the Sena said.(HT File Photo)
The Congress lost because of former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was overconfident, the Sena said.(HT File Photo)

Karnataka poll results not a sign of Modi wave, premature to say BJP will form govt: Shiv Sena

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 02:59 PM IST
In an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, it said the Congress lost because of former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s overconfidence
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) gestures after being presented a garland as (L-R) MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, transport minister Nitin Gadkari, BJP president Amit Shah, home minister Rajnath Singh and foreign minister Sushma Swaraj look on at a ceremony after the Karnataka election results, at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on May 15, 2018.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) gestures after being presented a garland as (L-R) MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, transport minister Nitin Gadkari, BJP president Amit Shah, home minister Rajnath Singh and foreign minister Sushma Swaraj look on at a ceremony after the Karnataka election results, at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on May 15, 2018.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Key facts about Karnataka election results explained in numbers and charts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 04:24 PM IST
From BJP’s impressive showing to voting patterns and the fate of incumbents, here’s a visual low-down on the Karnataka election results.
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) emerged as the most mentioned personality during the course of Karnataka elections on Twitter.(PTI)
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) emerged as the most mentioned personality during the course of Karnataka elections on Twitter.(PTI)

Twitter sees over 3 mn mentions of Karnataka elections in three weeks

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 02:25 PM IST
According to Twitter, BJP (@BJP4Karnataka) garnered 51% of the share of voice on Twitter, while Congress (@INCKarnataka) took 42% and Janata Dal (Secular) had 7% of mentions.
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Karnataka government formation: Kumaraswamy says BJP offering Rs 100 crore to JD (S) leaders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Janata Dal (Secular) leader Kumaraswamy also says his party is firmly behind the Congress in the Karnataka government formation bid.
After the Karnataka election results, JD(S) workers celebrate outside the Raj Bhavan after the Congress extended support to it for government formation, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.(PTI)
After the Karnataka election results, JD(S) workers celebrate outside the Raj Bhavan after the Congress extended support to it for government formation, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.(PTI)

Karnataka government formation: Congress, JD(S) cry poaching, BJP says politics an art of possibility

New Delhi/Bengaluru, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 04:00 PM IST
Both the Congress and the JD(S) appeared confident about keeping their flocks together as suspense over the Karnataka government formation continued.
Bharatiya Janata Party supporters celebrate outside the BJP office after the Karnataka poll result in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party supporters celebrate outside the BJP office after the Karnataka poll result in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Sensex plunges 245 points on political uncertainty in Karnataka, global cues

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 10:31 AM IST
The 30-share index was trading lower by 245.23 points, or 0.69%, at 35,298.71.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a Karnataka election campaign rally in Bengaluru.(Reuters File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a Karnataka election campaign rally in Bengaluru.(Reuters File Photo)

Modi, BJP dominate Karnataka poll-related Twitter space, Siddaramaiah most mentioned candidate

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 10:11 AM IST
#KarnatakaVerdict emerged as the most talked about election-related topic in the past 24 hours since Tuesday.
BJP workers celebrate the party’s lead during counting of votes for Karnataka elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
BJP workers celebrate the party’s lead during counting of votes for Karnataka elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Rise of Lingayats, missing women: A profile of the new Karnataka assembly

New Delhi | By Gilles Verniers
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 01:01 PM IST
The political class in Karnataka remains quite concentrated, a phenomenon reinforced by the fact that many politicians switch sides between elections.
BJP's chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa talks to media after Karnataka election results, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)
BJP's chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa talks to media after Karnataka election results, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka election results 2018: Yeddyurappa back in the reckoning for CM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 07:56 AM IST
After the BJP emerged as the single largest party just short of a majority, BS Yeddyurappa appeared within a striking distance of the Karnataka chief minister’s post.
JD(S) workers celebrate in Bengaluru after Congress extends support to the party on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
JD(S) workers celebrate in Bengaluru after Congress extends support to the party on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

The anti-incumbency factor against Siddaramaiah that no one saw coming in Karnataka

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 08:00 AM IST
Ahead of the Karnataka polls, Siddaramaiah commissioned four surveys, apart from the surveys commissioned by the Congress, all of which pointed to a clear victory for the party.
File photo of Bharatiya Janata Party leader BS Yeddyurappa, who has been invited to form the government in Karnataka.(PTI photo)
File photo of Bharatiya Janata Party leader BS Yeddyurappa, who has been invited to form the government in Karnataka.(PTI photo)

Karnataka highlights: Supreme Court to hear Congress petition next at 10.30 am on Friday

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru and New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 07:20 AM IST
The Congress and the JD(S) challenged in the Supreme Court the Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to form the government in Karnataka after election results revealed a hung assembly. Here are the live updates:
Chikmagalur: EVMs being stored in a strong room at Chikmagalur in Karnataka on Sunday, ahead of Assembly polls. PTI Photo (PTI5_13_2018_000126B)(PTI)
Chikmagalur: EVMs being stored in a strong room at Chikmagalur in Karnataka on Sunday, ahead of Assembly polls. PTI Photo (PTI5_13_2018_000126B)(PTI)

Congress alleges EVM rigging after Karnataka verdict, Oppn pushes for return to ballot voting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 07:40 AM IST
The Congress alleged that in Karnataka, too, the electoral process was rigged and has decided to escalate its demand for restoration of ballot paper-based voting in future elections.
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, JD(S) president HD Kumaraswamy with other leaders leave after a meeting with Governor Rudabhai Vajubhai Vala as Congress extends party support to JD(S) to form the new government after Karnataka Assembly Election results 2018 in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(PTI photo)
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, JD(S) president HD Kumaraswamy with other leaders leave after a meeting with Governor Rudabhai Vajubhai Vala as Congress extends party support to JD(S) to form the new government after Karnataka Assembly Election results 2018 in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(PTI photo)

Karnataka elections 2018: Vokkaliga ire leads to fall of Congress in Old Mysuru

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 07:27 AM IST
Karnataka elections results showed that the gains made by the BJP were largely at the expense of the Congress, while the JD(S) managed to not only consolidate but also increase its tally.
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and JD(S) president HD Kumaraswamy address media after a meeting with governor Rudabhai Vala in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and JD(S) president HD Kumaraswamy address media after a meeting with governor Rudabhai Vala in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)

Kingmaker to king: Deve Gowda’s JD(S) back in reckoning in Karnataka

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 08:06 AM IST
The Congress, which won 78 seats, extended unconditional support to the Janata Dal (Secular) which won 38 seats to form and head a government in Karnataka.
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and JD(S) president HD Kumaraswamy address the media after a meeting with governor Rudabhai Vala in Bengaluru on May 15.(PTI Photo)
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and JD(S) president HD Kumaraswamy address the media after a meeting with governor Rudabhai Vala in Bengaluru on May 15.(PTI Photo)

A look at Karnataka’s tryst with rocky coalition governments

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 12:04 AM IST
As Karnataka is looking at a possible government comprising Congress and the JD(S), here is look at previous coalition governments in the state:
Before Kerala Tourism withdrew the tweet, it had been retweeted almost 5,500 times and liked by almost 9,000 people.(Twitter Scnreengrab)
Before Kerala Tourism withdrew the tweet, it had been retweeted almost 5,500 times and liked by almost 9,000 people.(Twitter Scnreengrab)

Kerala Tourism tweets, then deletes, invite to Karnataka MLAs as parties hunt majority

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 10:54 PM IST
The tongue-in-cheek tweet from Kerala Tourism came as the Karnataka election verdict threw up a hung assembly, leaving political parties scrambling to make up numbers for a majority
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah along with other party leaders congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the party headquarters after Karnataka election results, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah along with other party leaders congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the party headquarters after Karnataka election results, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Karnataka election results 2018: Three key takeaways for the BJP

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 10:38 PM IST
Karnataka Election Results 2018 might embolden the BJP leaders to opt for a similar course correction in Rajasthan, where the BJP lost by-elections for a Lok Sabha and an assembly seat this year.
BJP workers hold cut-outs of PM Narendra Modi and BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa after Karnataka election results, in Chikmagalur on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
BJP workers hold cut-outs of PM Narendra Modi and BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa after Karnataka election results, in Chikmagalur on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka election results deliver a hung assembly, all eyes on governor Vajubhai Vala

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru/New Delhi | By Venkatesha Babu and Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 10:34 PM IST
The BJP emerged as the single largest party in the assembly with 104 seats but fell short of a majority by 8 seats after the Karnataka election results were announced.
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah after a press conference at Press Club in Bengaluru on May 6.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah after a press conference at Press Club in Bengaluru on May 6.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Karnataka election results 2018: 10 ministers taste defeat in polls

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 10:40 PM IST
Among the 10 was Siddaramaiah who lost by a massive margin of 36,042 votes in his traditional constituency of Chamundeshwari in Mysuru and barely scraped through in Badami in north Karnataka.
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