The ruling Congress-JDS alliance wins 2 Lok Sabha seats—Ballari and Mandya—and 2 Assembly seats—Jamkhandi and Ramanagaram—in Karnataka, while BJP takes the Shivamogga parliamentary seat. File Photo: HT
The ruling Congress-JDS alliance wins 2 Lok Sabha seats—Ballari and Mandya—and 2 Assembly seats—Jamkhandi and Ramanagaram—in Karnataka, while BJP takes the Shivamogga parliamentary seat. File Photo: HT

Karnataka bypoll results: Congress-JDS alliance wins 4 out of 5 seats

Candidates from the ruling Congress-JDS alliance win 2 Lok Sabha seats—Ballari and Mandya—and 2 Assembly seats—Jamkhandi and Ramanagaram—in Karnataka, while BJP takes the Shivamogga parliamentary seat. Here are the highlights on the bypoll results

OTHERS : New Delhi: The ruling Congress-JDS alliance has won 2 Lok Sabha seats and 2 Assembly seats in the Karnataka bypolls, which were held on Saturday. In a blow ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party managed to win only one parliamentary seat. The Congress has won Ballari parliamentary constituency and Jamkhandi assembly seat, while its ally JD(S) has taken Mandya and Shivamogga Lok Sabha seats. The bypoll results are likely to boost the coalition’s morale in the run-up to the 2019 polls, where the Congress and JD(S) have teamed up to take on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP. With today’s victory, the Congress-JD(S) alliance’s tally has increased to 120 seats in the 224 member assembly where the BJP has 104 MLAs. Here are the highlights on the Karnataka bypoll results:

06 Nov 2018, 03:32:00 PM IST

JD(S)-Congress blow to BJP ahead of 2019 general electuins

In an emphatic endorsement of Karnataka’s ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition by the voters, candidates from the alliance won two assembly constituencies and two of the three Lok Sabha seats in the by-polls held on Saturday.V. S. Ugrappa of the Congress has won the Ballari parliamentary seat with a margin of 2,41,656 votes over BJP’s J. Shantha, the sister of B. Sriramulu, a key aide of the Reddys and former MP from there.In the Shivamogga parliamentary seat, B. Y. Raghavendra, son of the Leader of the Opposition B. S. Yeyyurappa, has won by 47,000 votes over Madhu Bangarappa of the JD(S). Madhu is the son of former Congress chief minister the late S. Bangarappa.The Ramanagaram assembly seat was won by CM H. D. Kumaraswamy’s wife Anitha by a spectacular margin of 1,09,137 against her nearest rival BJP’s L Chandrashekar, who had pulled out of the contest, but still officially remains the party candidate. Chandrashekhar, who had joined the BJP ahead of the polls, returned to Congress weeks later, leaving the saffron party red-faced and the field open for a walkover for Anitha Kumaraswamy. Ramanagara seat fell vacant after Kumaraswamy preferred to retain Chennapatna, the other constituency from where he had won.In Jamkhandi, Congress candidate Anand Nyamgouda defeated BJP’s Srikant Kulkarni by a margin of 39,480 votes, riding a sympathy wave following his father and sitting MLA Siddu Nyamagouda’s death in a road accident.In the Mandya Lok Sabha constituency, JD(S) candidate L. Shivarame Gowda has won by a margin of 3,24,943 votes over BJP candidate Siddaramaiah, a political green horn and a former civil servant. Mandya is a stronghold of the Vokkaliga community to which JD(S) supremo and former prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda belongs. PTI

06 Nov 2018, 02:06:00 PM IST

Congress-JDS coalition wins 4 seats, BJP takes 1

Graphic: Hindustan Times
Graphic: Hindustan Times

06 Nov 2018, 01:48:00 PM IST

Congress, JDS win 2 seats each; BJP takes 1

Mandya: LR Shivaramegowda of JDS has won the parliamentary seat with a margin of 3,24,943 votes.Ballari: VS Ugrappa of Congress has won the parliamentary seat with a margin of 2,41,656 votes.Shivamogga: BY Raghavendra of BJP has won the parliamentary seat by 47,000 votes.Ramanagaram: H. D. Kumaraswamy’s wife Anitha Kumaraswamy has won the assembly seat with a margin of 1,09,137 votes.Jamkhandi: Anand Siddu Nyamagouda of Congress has won the assembly seat by a margin of 39,480 votes. ANI

06 Nov 2018, 01:40:00 PM IST

JDS will work with Congress to win 28 LS seats: Karnataka CM

People have shown confidence in the alliance and Congress-JDS will work together to win all 28 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections, said Karnataka CM and JDS leader H. D. Kumaraswamy.

06 Nov 2018, 01:15:00 PM IST

Karnataka bypoll results a teaser for 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Congress

Congress said the sweeping victory of the Congress-JD(S) alliance in the Karnataka bypolls is just a teaser for what is in store for the BJP next year during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

06 Nov 2018, 01:05:00 PM IST

People make BJP bite ‘Ballari mining dust’: Siddaramaiah

06 Nov 2018, 01:01:00 PM IST

BJP, JDS, Congress each win 1 seat

Graphic: HT
Graphic: HT

06 Nov 2018, 12:45:00 PM IST

BJP wins Shivamogga Lok Sabha seat

BJP’s BY Raghavendra has won Shivamogga Lok Sabha seat by 47,000 votes, reported the Hindustan Times.

06 Nov 2018, 12:42:00 PM IST

It’s a rejection of Modi govt, says Dinesh Gundu Rao

06 Nov 2018, 12:32:00 PM IST

Anitha Kumaraswamy wins Ramanagaram assembly seat

H. D. Kumaraswamy’s wife Anitha Kumaraswamy has won the Ramanagaram assembly seat with a margin of 1,09,137 votes, reported ANI.

06 Nov 2018, 12:28:00 PM IST

Karnataka bypoll results a message before the 2019 general elections: DK Shivakumar

“I think as far as southern India is concerned, you can’t make Ram Mandir & all those issues a political plank,” said DK Shivakumar of Congress. He added that people here look at what benefits they would get in social and economic sector and in terms of administration and transparency. The Karnataka bypoll results definitely send a message to the whole nation before the 2019 general elections.

06 Nov 2018, 12:07:00 PM IST

Congress wins Jamkhandi assembly seat

Anand Siddu Nyamagouda of Congress has won Jamkhandi assembly seat by a margin of 39480 votes, reported ANI.Anitha Kumaraswamy of JDS leads by 1,05,294 votes in Ramanagaram. BJP’s BY Raghavendra leads by 47,388 votes in Shimoga. VS Ugrappa of Congress leads by 2,14,826 votes in Bellary. LR Shivaramegowda of JDS leads by 2,33,517 votes in Mandya.

06 Nov 2018, 12:00:00 PM IST

‘Positive message reached people’ says Congress

06 Nov 2018, 11:45:00 AM IST

JDS workers celebrate in Ramanagaram

Anitha Kumaraswamy, wife of Karnataka CM H. D. Kumaraswamy, is leading by 1,00,246 votes in the Ramanagaram assembly seat. Congress-JD(S) alliance is leading on 4 out of 5 seats in the Karnataka bypoll results.

06 Nov 2018, 11:37:00 AM IST

Congress members celebrate outside party office in Bengaluru

06 Nov 2018, 11:15:00 AM IST

H D Devegowda thanks people for supporting Congress-JDS

06 Nov 2018, 10:55:00 AM IST

Congress, JDS maintain leads in 4 seats

Jamkhandi: AS Nyamagouda of Congress leads by 32,933 votes.Ramanagaram: JDS’s Anitha Kumaraswamy leads by 65,990 votesShimoga: BJP’s BY Raghavendra leads by 32,563 votesBellary: VS Ugrappa of Congress leads by 1,51,060 votesMandya: LR Shivaramegowda of JDS leads by 76,952 votes. ANI

Graphic: Hindustan Times
Graphic: Hindustan Times

06 Nov 2018, 10:35:00 AM IST

Early trends show Congress-JD(S) coalition leads in 2 LS seats, BJP in 1

Candidates from the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka were leading in two Lok Sabha constituencies and two Assembly seats in the early trend as counting of votes was taken up this morning. The Congress was leading in Ballari and its coalition partner Janata Dal (Secular) in the Mandya parliamentary seats, electoral officials said. The BJP was ahead in the Shivamogga Lok Sabha seat.The JD(S)-Congress coalition was also leading in Ramanagara and Jamkhandi Assembly segments respectively. In Ballari, Congress’ V S Ugrappa was leading by 84,257 over Bharatiya Janata Party’s J Shantha.BJP’s B Y Raghavendra, the son of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, was leading ahead of JD(S)’ Madhu Bangarappa by 9,665 votes votes in Shivamogga. In Mandya, JD(S)’ Shivarame Gowda was leading over BJP’s Siddaramaiah. PTI

06 Nov 2018, 10:15:00 AM IST

Congress-JDS alliance leads in 4 seats, BJP ahead in 1

Graphic: Hindustan Times
Graphic: Hindustan Times

06 Nov 2018, 09:58:00 AM IST

JDS leads by 1,09,066 votes over BJP in Mandya

Bellary parliamentary seat: VS Ugrappa of Congress leading over BJP’s J Shantha by 1,00,723 votes after counting of votes for Round 6.Shimoga parliamentary seat: BJP’s BY Raghavendra leads over JD(S)’s S Madhubangarappa by 2627 votes in the 3rd round of countingMandya parliamentary seat: JD(S) leading by 1,09,066 votes over BJP after counting of votes in round 5. ANI

06 Nov 2018, 09:42:00 AM IST

Congress maintains leads in Bellary, Jamkhandi; JDS leads in Jamkhandi, Ramanagaram

Bellary parliamentary seat: VS Ugrappa of Congress leading over BJP’s J Shantha by 64,000 votes after counting of votes for Round 4.Shimoga parliamentary seat: S Madhubangarappa of JDS ahead of BJP’s BY Raghavendra by 1,414 votes in the 2nd round of countingJamkhandi: Anand Siddu Nyamagouda of Congress leads with 9,555 votesRamanagaram: Anitha Kumaraswamy of JDS leading with 18,766 votes. ANI

06 Nov 2018, 09:25:00 AM IST

Anitha Kumaraswamy maintains lead

Jamkhandi assembly seat: Anand Siddu Nyamagouda of Congress leads over BJP’s Kulkarni Shrikant Subrao by 7,149 votes in 4 rounds.Ramanagaram assembly seat: JDS’s Anitha Kumaraswamy leads over BJP’s L. Chandrashekhar by 14,813 votes in 3 rounds.Shimoga parliamentary seat: JP’s BY Raghavendra leading over S Madhubangarappa of JDS by 3,906 votes in the 1st round of counting.Bellary parliamentary seat: VS Ugrappa of Congress leading over BJP’s J Shantha by 45,808 votes after counting of votes for Round 3. ANI

06 Nov 2018, 09:11:00 AM IST

Anitha Kumaraswamy leads in Ramanagar

Jamkhandi: Anand Siddu Nyamagouda of Congress leads over BJP’s Kulkarni Shrikant Subrao by 55,433 votes in 3 rounds.Ramanagaram: JDS’s Anitha Kumaraswamy leads over BJP’s L. Chandrashekhar by 8,430 votes in 2 rounds.Bellary: VS Ugrappa of Congress is leading over BJP’s J Shantha by 17,480 votes in Bellary after counting of votes for round 1. ANI

06 Nov 2018, 09:03:00 AM IST

Bypoll results to set tone for seat sharing talks between Congress, JDS

The results of bypolls are likely to once again highlight issues such as cabinet expansion and set the tone for seat sharing talks between the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular), or JD(S). The results come at a time when relations between the JD(S) and Congress have been strained over coordination within the government or between the two parties, which have traditionally been rivals especially in South Karnataka. Grassroots party workers of both the JD(S) and Congress are being forced to work together and this has given the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) some advantage as it continues to welcome dissidents.“If the coalition draws a blank outside Ramanagaram and Mandya, the 2019 seat sharing discussions may not be very smooth,” said A. Narayana, political analyst and faculty at the Azim Premji University in Bengaluru. Read more

06 Nov 2018, 08:45:00 AM IST

Counting of votes underway in Bellary

06 Nov 2018, 08:22:00 AM IST

H D Kumaraswamy’s wife, B S Yeddyurappa’s son among the candidates

The bypoll results will determine the fate of CM H D Kumaraswamy’s wife Anita Kumaraswamy, state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Raghavendra and former CM S Bangarappa’s son Madhu Bangarappa and others. Anita Kumaraswamy is expected to have a smooth sailin Ramanagara, the seat vacated by her husband, after BJP nominee L Chandrashekhar withdrew from the contest and rejoined the Congress.In Jamkhandi, it remains to be seen whether Congress’ Anand Nyamagowda will be able to make his successful electoral debut, riding on the sympathy wave due to death of his father and former MLA Siddu Nyamagouda, by defeating Srikant Kulkarni of the BJP.While in Shivamogga, Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Raghavendra is testing his fortunes against another former chief minister S Bangarappa’s son Madhu Bangarappa of the JD(S), in Ballari, senior BJP leader Sriramulu’s sister J Shantha is fighting against V S Ugrappa of the Congress, considered an outsider.In the Vokkaliga bastion of Mandya, JD(S)’s Shivarame Gowda, is pitted against a fresh face in Dr Siddaramaiah, a retired Commercial Tax officer from the BJP.Among the interesting things that one needs to watch out for is to what extent BJP would be able to make inroads into the JD(S) bastion of Mandya and the Congress stronghold of Jamkhandi.

06 Nov 2018, 08:05:00 AM IST

Counting of votes begins in Bellary, Shimoga

06 Nov 2018, 08:00:00 AM IST

Total of 31 candidates were in the fray from all the five constituencies

The counting of votes would begin at five centres, one each in five constituencies, at 8am with a total of 1,248 counting staff deployed, officials said. Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure to that no untoward incident takes place during the counting of votes, police officials said. A total of 31 candidates were in the fray from all the five constituencies, though the contest is mainly between the Congress-JDS combine and the BJP. The Congress fielded its candidates in Jamkhandiand Ballari, JD(S) contested in Shivamogga, Ramanagara and Mandya under an electoral understanding. PTI

06 Nov 2018, 07:46:00 AM IST

High bypoll turnout raises hope for Congress, JD(S) and BJP

Five by-polls for two assembly—Jamkhandi and Ramanagara—and three parliamentary seats—Shivamogga, Ballari and Mandya—was held on Saturday. Jamkhandi witnessed 81.58 % polling on Saturday compared to 75.71% in the assembly elections in May. Ramanagaram, a seat left vacant after Karnataka CM H.D.Kumaraswamy decided to retain the neighbouring constituency, recorded 73.71% polling compared to 82.98% in May. Shivamogga, Ballari and Mandya recorded 61.05%, 63.85% and 53.93% polling respectively. Read more

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