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Business News/ Elections / Assembly Elections/  Karnataka Assembly Election Result 2023: Congress takes Karnataka, claims biggest vote share in 34 years
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Karnataka Assembly Election Result 2023: Congress takes Karnataka, claims biggest vote share in 34 years

In 1999, the Congress won 132 seats with a vote share of 40.84 per cent, followed by 2013 when the party bagged 122 seats with a vote share of 36.6 per cent, according to the data posted by Yogendra Yadav on Twitter.

Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge along with Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, former CM Siddaramaiah, and Randeep Surjewala with others display a show of strength as party wins Karnataka assembly elections, in Bengaluru on Saturday. (ANI)Premium
Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge along with Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, former CM Siddaramaiah, and Randeep Surjewala with others display a show of strength as party wins Karnataka assembly elections, in Bengaluru on Saturday. (ANI)

Congress has won Karnataka assembly elections 2023 by the biggest vote share and seats after a period of 34 years. Political activist Yogendra Yadav said that this election is the biggest victory for “any party in Karnataka" after 1989 during Veerendra Patil's regime when the Congress had won 178 seats with a vote share of 43.76 per cent. The party claimed 136 seats way past the halfway mark of 113, according to the Election Commission's data.

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In 1999, the Congress won 132 seats with a vote share of 40.84 per cent, followed by 2013 when the party bagged 122 seats with a vote share of 36.6 per cent, according to the data posted by Yadav on Twitter.

In 1994, JDS won a total of 115 seats with a vote percentage of 33.54. The BJP won 110 seats in 2008 with a vote share of 36.86 per cent, followed by in 2018 with 104 seats with a vote percentage of 36.3. In 2004, BJP got a total of 79 seats with a vote share of 28.33 per cent.

On the other hand, the BJP won 56 seats and was ahead in eight segments. The JD(S) emerged victorious in 18 seats and was leading in two constituencies.

Shortly after the BJP conceded defeat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Congress party for its win in the Karnataka assembly polls and wished the party best in its endeavour to fulfilling people's aspirations.

“Congratulations to the Congress Party for their victory in the Karnataka Assembly polls. My best wishes to them in fulfilling people’s aspirations," PM Narendra Modi said in a tweet.

Karnataka erupted with celebrations post the mandate as Congress workers raised slogans in favour of state party president DK Shivakumar as Shivakumar, Siddaramaiah, and other party leaders arrived at headquarters in Bengaluru.

‘’Karnataka has created history. Karnataka has shown a new life for democracy not only for the people of Karnataka but for the entire country. This is a victory of every Kannadiga,'' said Randeep Singh Surjewala, AICC in-charge of Karnataka.

The elections were held on May 10 in the southern state and saw a voting percentage of 72. 68 per cent. This election was seen as a crucial test for both parties ahead of the 2024 parliamentary polls.

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Published: 13 May 2023, 09:44 PM IST
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