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Karnataka bypoll results Updates: BS Yediyurappa retains majority with BJP bagging six seats, leading in 6 others; CM thanks people for mandate

Karnataka bypoll results LIVE Updates: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is set to retain power in Karnataka as the BJP bags the required six seats to maintain the majority in the state government. While speaking to ANI, the chief minister said that without any problem, the BJP can give a 'pro-people and a stable government'.

FP Staff December 09, 2019 13:45:07 IST
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Karnataka bypoll results Updates: BS Yediyurappa retains majority with BJP bagging six seats, leading in 6 others; CM thanks people for mandate

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09:05 (ist)

Counting of votes cast through EVM begin - BJP maintains lead in ten seats


The counting of EVM votes began with
BJP leading in 10 seats, Congress in two seats and JD(S) in one seat. Among the seats where the BJP has a lead are Chikkaballapur and Yeswanthpur.

The Congress is leading in Hunsur and Shivaji Nagar and the JD(S) in Krishnarajpet.

Independent candidate Sharath Bache Gowda is leading in Hoskote seat.

08:34 (ist)

BJP leads in nine seats, Congress, JD(S) in one seat each


Early trends based on postal ballot counting show BJP leading in nine seats, including Hunsur, Kagwad, Vijayanagara, Krishnarajapura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Gokak, Hirekerur, Athani and Yellapur, reported
CNN-News18.

The Janata Dal (Secular) is leading in the Krishnarajpet seat and the Congress is leading in Shivaji Nagar.

Postal ballot are being counted first. The couting of votes cast in the ballot will begin at 9 am.

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Dec 09, 2019 - 13:37 (IST)

People of Karnataka have chosen a stable government: Narendra Modi during Jharkhand rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the Congress of stealing people's mandate in​ Karnataka through back door, contending that the party has been taught a lesson in the just-concluded bypolls.

Addressing a poll meeting here, he said those that said the BJP has limited influence in southern part of the country were punished by the people in a democratic way.

"The Congress and its allies subverted the mandate in​ Karnataka, stabbed it in the back These parties will now have to bite the dust," he asserted.

The Congress, during its tenure in Karnataka, had no development agenda, he claimed. "The bypolls results today showed that the voters have​ ensured that the Congress and the JD(S) don't get to stab them in the back again," he added.

Dec 09, 2019 - 13:25 (IST)

BS Yediyurappa thanks voters for mandate

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is set to retain power in Karnataka as the BJP bags the required six seats to maintain the majority in the state government. While speaking to ANI, the chief minister said that without any problem, the BJP can give a "pro-people and a stable government".

Dec 09, 2019 - 13:20 (IST)

BJP bags six seats, retains majority

The ruling BJP won six seats in the bypolls in Karnataka, while leading in six others, which implied that the party has retained its majority in the Assembly. The BJP needed to win at least six of those 15 seats to remain in a majority in the Assembly. 

In the previous elections, the Congress had won in 12 of those 15 seats and the JDS of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, the remaining three.

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:55 (IST)

BJP bags 4 seats, set to retain power in state

The ruling BJP on Monday bagged four seats and was leading in eight others as the BS​ Yediyurappa-led government appeared on course to sweep the​ bypolls in 15 constituencies and retain a majority.

The opposition Congress and JDS faced a huge setback. The Congress, which had won 12 of those 15 seats in the previous election, was leading only in two segments: Hunsur and Shivajinagar.

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:41 (IST)

It is as expected, says DV Sadananda Gowda as polls favour BJP

DV Sadananda Gowda on Monday said the Karnataka by-poll results were in accordance with expectations as BJP lead in 12 out of 15 seats that went to polls. "It is as expected. Karanataka people need a stable government," Gowda told ANI about the Karnataka by-poll results trends.


He said good governance and development are the two key areas which the BJP government has taken care of. "Good governance and development is something that was missing during coalition government of JDS-Congress," he claimed

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:37 (IST)

Voters reject 'adjustment politics' of Opposition: BJP on sweeping polls

Karnataka's BJP unit took to Twitter to celebrate the easy victory of the party in 5 December by-elections due to its "development politics" under the leadership of chief minister BS Yediyurappa. 

It also slammed the Opposition Congress and JD(S) party for "Adjustment Politics" and said that the voters have retained their trust in the saffron party

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:23 (IST)

Tejasvi Surya thanks Karnataka for voting for a stable govt

Youngest BJP MLA Tejasvi Surya took to micro-blogging site Twitter to thank the people of Karnataka for voting for the BJP for forming a stable government. According to the latest trends, the saffron party is leading with a comfortable margin in 12 out 15 Assembly seats, with Congress conceding defeat. 

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:10 (IST)

 Athani Assembly constituency update:

BJP leads with 36,225 votes

In round seven of counting, in Athani constituency, BJP's Mahesh Kumathalli leads with 36,225 votes while Congress's Gajanan Mangsuli trails behind with 22,489

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:58 (IST)

KR Pete Assembly constituency update:

BJP snatches KR Pete from JD(S) 

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the crucial by election from KR Pete Assembly segment in the district with its candidate KC Narayana Gowda, the disqualified MLA, against contender BL Devaraj of the Janata Dal (Secular) by over 9,700 votes.

This is the first ever victory for the saffron party in Mandya district. The party had not won any Assembly or Lok Sabha elections so far.

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:48 (IST)

BJP leader BL Santosh declares victory for party in tweet

Karnataka bypoll results LATEST Updates: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is set to retain power in Karnataka as the BJP bags the required six seats to maintain the majority in the state government. While speaking to ANI, the chief minister said that without any problem, the BJP can give a "pro-people and a stable government".

The ruling BJP on Monday bagged four seats and was leading in eight others as the BS​ Yediyurappa-led government appeared on course to sweep the​ bypolls in 15 constituencies and retain a majority. The Opposition Congress and JDS faced a huge setback. The Congress, which had won 12 of those 15 seats in the previous election, was leading only in two segments: Hunsur and Shivajinagar.

Youngest BJP MLA Tejasvi Surya took to micro-blogging site Twitter to thank the people of Karnataka for voting for the BJP for forming a stable government. According to the latest trends, the saffron party is leading with a comfortable margin in 12 out 15 Assembly seats, with Congress conceding defeat.

According to the Election Commission website, the BJP is currently leading in 12 seats, while the Congress leads in two seats. Independent rebel candidate continues to lead in one seat as JD(S) loses the lead in all of the 15 Assembly seats.

The Congress party has conceded defeat in the Karnataka bypolls held on 5 December. Party leader DK Shivakumar told ANI, "Congress must accept people's mandate. We have conceded defeat, I don't think we have to be disheartened."

Rebel candidate Shivaram Hebbar wins from BJP ticket from Yellapur constituency reports CNN-News18. The party continues to lead in 10 other seats out of the 15 Assembly bypolls held on 5 December. According to the EC website, Hebbar wins with 60.54 percent of votes.

According to latest trends, the BJP is currently leading in 11 of the 15 Assembly seats took part in 5 December bypolls in Karnataka. Congress is leading in two and JDS is leading in 1. An Independent is leading in one seat.

As of 9.30 am, the trends for 14 out of 15 constituencies were known, with BJP leading in nine seats. Independent candidate Sharath Kumar Bachegowda left behind BJP's MTB Nagaraj by a margin of 3,879 votes. In Chikkaballapur and Yellapur, BJP candidates established comfortable leads of over 8,000 votes.

As of 8.30 am, Bharatiya Janata Party took a lead in nine seats, while the Congress and JD(S) stayed ahead in one seat each. The trends were based on the counting of postal ballots, which is set to conclude before 9 am.

Counting of votes following the bypolls in 15 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka will be held on Monday, sealing the fate of the BS Yediyurappa-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government that came to power merely four months ago.

Voting for these bypolls was held on 5 December, which saw an overall voter turnout of 67.91 percent. It will begin at 8 am at 11 centres and is likely to conclude by the afternoon.

The bypolls were held to fill the vacancies caused by the disqualification of 17 rebel Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs, whose revolt led to collapse of the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in July and paved the way for BJP to come to power. Twelve of the 15 seats were held by the Congress and three by JD(S). The assembly will still have two vacant seats, where bypolls were not due to pending litigations in high court.

To remain in power, the BJP needs to emerge victorious in at least six of the 15 seats.

Yediyurappa had won the confidence motion on 29 July after the effective strength of the 225-member assembly (including the Speaker) came down to 208 and the majority mark to 105, equivalent of BJP's current strength, following the disqualifications.

The BJP has 105 MLAs (including an independent), the Congress 66 and the JD(S) 34. Besides, there is one BSP member, a nominated MLA and the Speaker. Including the Chief Minister, currently there are 18 ministers in the cabinet, whose sanctioned strength is 34.

All arrangements, including security, have been made for the counting of votes. Prohibitory orders restricting assembly of people around the counting centre and activities that could disturb law and order have been clamped, PTI reported.

On the eve of counting, Yediyurappa told reporters here that his party would win at least 13 seats. "We will complete our term. Even people have the same expectations from us,” he said.

BJP had fielded 13 of the 16 disqualified legislators, who joined the party after the Supreme Court allowed them to contest the bypolls, as its candidates from their respective constituencies from where they had won in the 2018 assembly elections on Congress and JD(S) tickets.

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