Ahead of assembly polls, Congress is giving a neck-to-neck fight to Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Karnataka By-polls. Counting of the Karnataka by-election has started and the results to come in as the counting has begun. The Congress-JDS alliance is leading over the BJP on 4 out of 5 seats, including Bellary, Mandya and Ramanagara.
INC's AS Nyamagouda leads by 32933 votes in Jamkhandi. JDS' Anitha Kumaraswamy is leading by 1,00,246 votes in the assembly seat. While BJP's BY Raghavendra leads by 36467 votes in Shimoga.
#KarnatakaByElection2018: 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— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2018
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
Congress' VS Ugrappa leads by 184203 votes in Bellary. Congress workers celebrate outside the counting station in Bellary. JD(S) workers celebrate in Ramanagaram.
The big Karnataka verdict is being seen as a semi-final for the state ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in 2019. The BJP’s fortress is raided by the Congress-JDS alliance and it can be news of churning for the BJP-led Narendra Modi’s camp and a time for introspection as well.
The BJP is the single largest party has dominated earlier in the state assembly polls but here, in the 5 seats of the by-poll, the party is trailing behind the Congress and JDS with over 1 lakh votes in some constituencies.