Shikaripura ULB election: Setback to BS Yeddyurappa as Congress bags 12 of 23 wards in his home turf; BJP wins eight
The BJP's performance has not been that good in other urban local bodies (ULB)s of Shivamogga district, considered as its bastion. In Shiralakoppa town panchayat, the Congress has won in 7 out of 17 wards that went to polls, while the BJP managed 2, the JD(S) 3 and Independents 5.
Karnataka Election Results 2018: Central region shows shifts towards BJP as party wins 14 of 36 seats
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won 104 seats in the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections compared to 40 in 2013, won 57 percent seats from coastal Karnataka and Malnad, and Bombay-Karnataka.
Key constituencies of Chamundeshwari, Varuna, Badami & Shikaripura kept politicos on the edge with a high-voltage battle between heavyweights of Karnataka.
Who will be next Chief Minister of Karnataka? Lingayat strongman BS Yeddyurappa likely to become CM for third time
The BJP looks set to storm to victory in Karnataka with a simple majority, thereby being in a position to form government on its own without any help from allies. If it does so, BS Yeddyurappa will become chief minister for the third time
Shikaripura Election Results 2018 updates: BJP's CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa wins by over 35,000 votes
An hour after counting in the 2018 Assembly election in Karnataka began, early trends show Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading in over 100 seats
BS Raghavendra, who won Shikaripura bye-election in 2014 (vacated by his father BS Yeddyurappa - who entered as the MP from the region), was heavily speculated by the media reports as plausible candidature from Ranebennur or Varuna constituency.
Shikaripura, which falls in Shimoga district of central Karnataka, has been Yeddyurappa's bastion for long.