Karnataka By-polls results: Anitha Kumaraswamy wins Ramanagaram assembly seat; Congress-JDS set to win by big margin
Janta Dal (Secular's) JDS Anitha Kumaraswamy, ex-wife of Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy Gowda won from Ramanagaram assembly seat in Karnataka by-elections with a margin of 109137 votes.
Congress-JDS alliance is giving neck-to-neck fight to Bhartiya Janta Party in Karnataka By-polls, ahead of assembly polls in five states scheduled in this month.
#KarnatakaByElection2018: JDS' Anitha Kumaraswamy wins Ramanagaram assembly seat with a margin of 109137 votes and Congress's AS Nyamagouda wins Jamkhandi assembly seat by a margin of 39480 votes pic.twitter.com/6SxNEhDbk7— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2018
The Congress-JDS alliance is leading over the BJP on 4 out of 5 seats, including Bellary, Mandya and Ramanagara. Congress's AS Nyamagouda won Jamkhandi assembly seat by a margin of 39480 votes.
Congress' VS Ugrappa leads by 184203 votes in Bellary. Congress workers celebrate outside the counting station in Bellary. JD(S) workers celebrate in Ramanagaram.
Speaking on the win of Congress-JDS alliance, Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar when asked 'will it give a message to the whole nation before 2019 election' said, “definitely, in any democratic result, election process...people's mandate is very important. It's the direction to the people of this country.”
"For me, any post is not important... it is the responsibility and the confidence they instil in me that is important," he said.
"I would like to thank the people of Ballari. The inhumanity of Janardhana Reddy has been cursed by the people of Ballari," tweeted former chief minister Siddaramaiah.
Dinesh Gundu Rao, on Congress-JD(S) alliance, leads on 4 out of 5 seats said, “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.”