Shikaripura Election Results 2018 updates: BJP's CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa wins by over 35,000 votes

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Shikaripura Election Results 2018 updates: BJP's CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa wins by over 35,000 votes
  • 13:52 (IST)

    Votes gained by top three candidates in Shikaripura, as of 13.50 am:

    BS Yeddyurappa (BJP): 86,983 votes

    G Malatesha (Congress): 51,586 votes

    HT Balegar (JDS): 13,191 votes

  • 11:54 (IST)

    Votes gained by top three candidates in Shikaripura, as of 11.50 am:

    BS Yeddyurappa: 61971 votes

    G Malatesha: 37554 votes

    HT Balegar: 10120 votes

  • 10:55 (IST)

    Vote share of parties as of 10.30 am: BJP slightly ahead of Congress with 38.2 percent across the state

    BJP- 38.2%, 26,32,463 votes
    INC - 37.3%,25,71,086 votes
    JD(S) - 17.4%,11,965 votes

    IND - 3.6%, 2,45,136 votes
    BPJP - 0.5%, 31,507 votes
    BSP - 0.4%, 28,947 votes
    KPJP - 0.3%, 22,362 votes
    AIMEP - 0.3%, 20,897 votes
    CPM - 0.2%,10,579 votes
    SDPI - 0.1%, 9,798 votes
    NOTA - 0.9%, 58,777 votes

  • 10:48 (IST)

    BS Yeddyurappa is currently leading in the Shikaripura seat with a margin of 12,194 votes

    Congress' G Malatesha has now gained 18,491 votes, while Yeddyurappa is leading with 30,685 votes, according to data provided by the election commission.

  • A decisive blow against the narrative of BJP being a 'north Indian party' 

    As BJP seems to be inching closer to the magic figure of 112 (some channels show it has already crossed that mark in terms of leads) it is evident that Karnataka voters have kept alive their practice of changing governments every five years. But it would be a mistake to see this result only from the prism of anti-incumbency. This is BJP's best-ever result (assuming the numbers hold) in Karnataka and it reverses whatever narrative that may have formed post some bypoll defeats. It also demolishes the urban myth around BJP being a "north Indian" party and that Narendra Modi and Amit Shah's popularity is restricted to the north of Vindhyas.

  • 10:11 (IST)

    Current vote share in Shikaripura:

    BS Yeddyurappa (BJP): 15233

    G Malatesha (Congress): 7415

    HT Balegar JD(S): 2658

  • 10:09 (IST)

    BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa leads in the constituency he has been contesting in since 1983

Shikaripura election results 2018 live updates: BS Yeddyurappa wins from the Shikaripura seat.

An hour after counting in the 2018 Assembly election in Karnataka began, early trends show Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading in over 100 seats, with the party's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa leading in his constituency of Shikaripura.

File image of BS Yeddyurapp. PTI

File image of BS Yeddyurapp. PTI

Yeddyurappa has been contesting from the constituency of Shikaripura in Shivamoga district since 1983, having lost only once. He won the seat in 2013 as well— by 69,126 votes — against HS Shanthaveerappagowda of the Congress.

Yeddyurappa is currently leading in the constituency with 5,533 votes ahead of Congress' Goni Malatesha, who has gained 2,113 votes so far.

Determined to make a comeback in its only southern bastion, the BJP is currently leading in 98 seats and the Congress in 61 of the 222 constituencies that went to the polls on Saturday.

The Janata Dal(Secular) of former prime minister HD Dewe Gowda, which has been expected to play the role of a kingmaker in the event of a hung Assembly, is leading in 45 seats, reports from counting centres from across the state said.

Analysts said the BJP was leading in Lingayat dominated seats and the JD-S in Vokkaliga dominated areas. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of the Congress was leading in the Badami constituency.

A party or group of parties will have to cross the 112 mark to form government.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: May 15, 2018 14:02 PM

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