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Karnataka Election Results: Congress Concedes Defeat, BJP Creates History

Karnataka Election Results

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State

  • Yediyurappa (BJP)  wins in Shikaripura defeating S Bangarappa of SP
  • Shobha Kharandlaje (BJP) declared elected from Yeswanthpur by a margin of 1082 votes.
  • Siddaramiah (Cong)  wins from Varuna
  • Mallikarjun Kharge (Cong) wins in Chitapur.
  • Ambareesh (Cong) loses in Srirangapatna
  • H D Kumaraswamy (JD-S) was declared elected from Ramanagaram defeating his nearest rival M Rudresh (INC) by a margin of 47,260.
  • H D Revanna (JDS) wins from Holenarasipura
  • Kumar Bangarappa (Cong) loses in Soraba
  • Dharam Singh loses in Jewargi

DK

  • BJP wins Byndoor, Udupi, Kundapur and Puttur
  • U T Khader declared winner in Mangalore Constituency
  • Police Use Lathi Charge to Disperse Crowds at Counting Centre
  • Yogish Bhat Defeats Ivan D'Souza to Win Mangalore South
  • Governor should call us to form govt: BJP
  • BJP confident of clear majority.
  • Cong adopts wait-and-watch over JD(S) alliance
  • Ramanath Rai Defeats Nagaraj Shetty in Bantwal
  • Lalaji Mendon of BJP sneaks past with a margin 867
  • BJP Draws First Blood - Angara Wins Sullia
  • Krishna Palemar Marches to Victory in Mangalore North

Congress concedes defeat in Karnataka

 

Bangalore, May 25: Congress leader S M Krishna on Sunday owned moral responsibility for the party's defeat in Karnataka and said it would have to rework its strategy while being in the opposition.

"All of us together are answerable for the defeat. I had said earlier that if Congress is defeated, I, as chief campaign manager, will own up the responsibility. I own up the responsibility," he said while commenting on the party's electoral performance in Karnataka.

"I congratulate the BJP for securing a near simple majority. I wish them well," said Krishna, who resigned as Maharashtra governor ahead of the elections to take up the campaigner's role.

Conceding that the Congress would have to sit in the opposition, he said the party, "Will have to rework its strategy and then successfully handle issues of the state while sitting in the opposition."

He said challenges before BJP are "very huge" as expectations of people are "very high."

"I hope they (BJP) will have the political will to take up the issues of the state and provide good administration," Krishna said.

Asked whether the BJP would be able to deliver considering that it had no experience of governing the state, the Congress leader said, "They will learn on the job."

On suggestions about disunity and dissidents in Congress, Krishna was dismissive about it, saying such reports usually surface during elections.

Union Minister and All India Congress Committee general secretary in-charge of Karnataka Prithviraj Chavan said the party may not be able to reach the half-way mark.

The reason, he said, was that with the Janata Dal-Secular doing well in a limited way, secular votes were divided and that affected the Congress.

Asked whether it was possible for the party to align with the JD-S, he said these decisions would be taken at the level of the Congress Working Committee and the party high command.

He also blamed the delayed delimitation and defective voters' list as reasons that contributed to the Congress' bad performance.

Mangalore: Crowds Gather Near Counting Centre - Police Use Lathi Charge

Though the counting for assembly polls was going on smoothly in the morning, the police had a tough time dispersing a crowd of enthusiasts who had gathered near the counting centre at Canara College.

The police had to use lathi charge to disperse the indignant crowd who were shouting slogans and displaying banners in support of their parties.

According to the election commission's guidelines, section 144 has been imposed in the city from Saturday May 24 till the midnight of Monday May 26. Other than the press, candidates, counting staff and officials, no other pesons are allowed to loiter near the counting centre. Traffic too has been banned in the area.


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Comment on this article

  • Trince Philip, belthangady/UK

    Thu, May 9 2013

    congrates congress,,,,,,remember the promise and the responsibility towards the POPLE the true king makers...dont repeat as of last years...

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  • Ameet Tarkar, karwar(north kannara)/bangalore

    Mon, May 26 2008

    congrats to yedurappa and his team.not only bangalore BJP should take development all over the state districts and taluks.mr deve gowda n congres leaders should take lesson from elections who took public for granted.i hope BJP will serve for the people. Best of luck for BJP.

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  • MOHAMMED SHAMMI , MANGALORE/DUBAI

    Mon, May 26 2008

    Congratulation Mr.Yudiyurappa and BJP for thir victory i am expecting good administration and peaceful envirnment in our state Dduring BJP rule and thanx DAIJI WORLD for exellent coverege

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  • Hanu Mohd, Goa

    Mon, May 26 2008

    Congradulation to UT Kader & Ramanatha Rai, Vasanth Bangera, Gopal Bhandarai,

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  • Gurubaliga, Bantwal/NewDelhi

    Mon, May 26 2008

    Daijiworld has all the spirit to cover entire karnataka. But I suggest to upgrade to more robust systems. I understand the Traffic to your servers might have been touched its roof yesterday, experienced some difficulties too in page load. Any way you made me feel like home.

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  • prescilla fernandes, MANGALORE

    Mon, May 26 2008

    Congratulations to the winners. Now you all work towards the betterment of the people and just do not waste time in felicitations/inaugurations/functions throughout your tenure. I wish all the best in your developmental work. May God guide you and bless you.

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  • akhiyar mulla, shiruru/dubai

    Mon, May 26 2008

    wel done BJP keep it for next 5 years, and hope so rejected communal mind,this is the chancs for BJP

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  • Kush Rao, Mangalore

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Karnataka has given a great opportunity to BJP this time. I hope BJP leaders understand this. I am suprised by couple of outcomes in SK. People of Bantwal and Karkal have decided to be on the communal harmony side rather than Modi darbar!.

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  • ALEX ARANHA, MANGLORE, MUSCAT

    Sun, May 25 2008

    GOOD COVERAGE BY DAIJIWORLD ABOUT THE ELECTION AND ITS RESULTS. CONGRATULATIONS TO BJP PARTY LEADERS AND PEOPLE. I WISH ALL SUCCESS TO BJP FOR THE GOOD ADMINISTRATION FOR THE PROGRESS OF PEOPLE OF KARNATAKA FOR 5 YEARS.LET ALL OTHERS SUPPORT THEM IN ALL GOOD PLANS FOR THE PEOPLE.

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  • suresh shetty, mangalore/dubai

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congratulations to BJP on attaining majority seats in the election.Karnataka Voters have made wise decision by giving chance to BJP to rule and turning down false care takers of secularism .Dirty caste & power politics by Gowda,Bangarappa & Congress leaders in the state has given them good treatment in return.Hope BJP will be able to give clean and good Governance upto the expectations of the voters.Thank u Daijee for excellent coverage of election.

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  • abdul jeelani, mulki/USA

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Nice coverage by Daijiworld.Today i surf and seen lot of daiji article.Let bjp comeout of their communal mentality and let us give good administratin,congratulation to U.T.KADER,who is my collegemate at SDM.

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  • A. Dinesh, Mangalore

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congratulations to the candidates and the party worker of BJP. Well done and keep it up in the next parliament elections also. While Cong. party is playing the roll just to attact vote bank of minorities by neglecting the majority of the population, saying always communal when the hindus ask for their rights, the voters are really intelligent people, you cannot cheat them. Cong. or any other party should learn a lesson from this that next time they should think twice just before they call BJP as communal. When other communities support cong. and its principles, whats wrong when the bigger community of Hindus support BJP. Just think.

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  • Anitha, Belthangady

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congratulations Mr Vasantha Bangera, for winning in Congrace

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  • Vincent Monis, Egypt/Belthangady

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congratulations to Vasantha Bangere

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  • GIRISH KARKALA, DUBAI

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congratulations& Best Wishes to Mr.Gopal Bandari,I am very very happy.I hope that u're M.L.A.period Karkala is a full improvement.1st cance give to in this work :Water,Road,Education,Electricity&Industry & job's etc. I think karkala is a no:1 place in Karnataka in future time.

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  • Vivian D'souza, Bangalore

    Sun, May 25 2008

    congratulation BJP, You have made it. I hope you will keepup to the expectation of the commen people. Specially on the Land act. Long awaited justices to the people of Karnataka.

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  • Sreekar , Kasaragod / Abudhabi

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congratulations for BJP in Karnataka and its people. This is not only Win for BJP, This is big blow and Shame for Mr.Deve Gowda and his Family Politics. Now This is one of the best Opportunity to prove BJP it self AS No.1 in its governance and controling in Price rise etc., So please do something for Poor people and for national integrity.

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  • venkateswarlu, Hyderabad/Noida

    Sun, May 25 2008

    It is excellent results given by peopleand political parties also need to learn some minimum ethics,these parties unnessarily wasting the public money and time

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  • venkat, hyderabad/noida

    Sun, May 25 2008

    it is good justice given by people and it is tit for tot for those parties

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  • Hameed Mulky, Mulky

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congratulations to Sri. Abayachandra on his victory.

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  • chandru.H.R, Weatherford, TX USA

    Sun, May 25 2008

    congratulate BJP Truth all ways WIN

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  • Sathish, UK

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congrats BJP..you got the power now..show the difference. Congress adn JD-S leaders.. do not try dirty politics in futurs.

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  • shadab,Saudi, Ullal

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congragulations for all the winners..People of DK and Udupi have ed some able candidates if not all..Hope BJP will have a better governance in their tenure and commit to their words as they said during their campaigning.

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  • azeez, azeez mamabba/moodbidri/dubai

    Sun, May 25 2008

    nice coverage by daiji, people of both districts voted to the seculer minded candidates of bjp and congress. That's why they defeated former district incharge minister Mr.Nagaraj shetty and young sunil kumar of karkala, hope the elected new M.L.A.'s will maintain the peace in both manglore and udupi districts.

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  • Abdul Hameed M H, Mangalore/Dammam

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Some one to win and some one to loose and that is the game of politics.Will the BJP rise above the narrow communal thinking and will give a better administration and growth to Karnataka?. Let us wait and watch.

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  • Herman D Souza, Muscat/Mulki

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Its nice to see a party is getting the full numbers which can deliver on its own. Karnataka people are matured and given wise decision . It was good if BJP had got still more seats which can have its own numbers without leaning on other members who may spoil the game. Congratulations to Mr. Yediyoorappa who really worked hard and should be given a chance to govern the state for 5 years. Best of luck BJP

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  • Brahma Rai, Mangalore / Chicago,USA

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congratulations to BJP , the party who the People in Karnataka need in this hour of crisis.Being a ex member of BJP mangalore and overseas BJP in USA. I congratulate all my BJP friends in Mangalore for their commitments and hard work to MAKING THIS POSSIBLE.

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  • Smitha Rai, Mangalore / Chicago

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congratulations to the BJP the pary of dicipline and commitment. Wish they make Karnataka as a gateway to other South Indian States to capture the power..when India badly in need.

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  • Alex Saldhana, Mangalore

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congress promoted caste and region-based politics and today it is suffering because of its follies. We people of Karnataka have displayed great SHARPNESS in choosing right government for us, taking gujarat as example.

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  • reena_goveas, saudi

    Sun, May 25 2008

    nice coverage, hats off thank u..

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  • Kavitha Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, May 25 2008

    I wish BJP will win the lok sabha elections next year. Congress is simply trying to woo muslims and other minorities and have totally forgotten the majority, which is the main reason for their loss.

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  • Prof. Ravikant Y Patil, Chickarugi, Bijapur Dist

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congrats BJP, At least BJP should respond to the pulses of lovely people of Karnataka. May God Bless Mr Yediyurappa and his all legislators to give an extraordinary performance through their government for Karnataka.

    With Best Wishes. Prof. Ravikant Y Patil, Principal, College of Pharmacy, Solapur Maharashtra

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  • Dr.D.Ramesh, Attur, Salem, Tamil Nadu

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congradulations for karnataka BJP party and All india BJP party, we are making a history in south india, Best wishes for ediyurappa By Dr.D.Ramesh From Eritrea (Africa) Now i am in Eritrea

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  • Ramesh Kundar, Harady/KSA

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Aralide Aralide Mududida Tavare Aralide, Kottide Kottide Congressige Kai Kottide, Soragide Soragide Tene Hotta Mahile Soragide.

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  • Samir, Mangalore

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Sweet victory for BJP. Sonia/Rahul please add one more election failure to your account (4th in the last 1 year). No wonder if Sonia is still congress leader...congress will see extinction.

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  • Louis Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Well desrved slap on the face of Congress I.

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  • K Firoz, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Sun, May 25 2008

    People are tired with dirty politics of Congress and JDS in Karnataka.Now it is BJP's turn. Let us wait and see.

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  • Abdul Khader Nawaz, Mangalore / Jeddah, K.S.A.

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congratulations & best wishes to Mr. U. T. Khader for a great deserving victory - From M. Abdul Rasheed & Family (Coastal Fisheries)

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  • rohit, dubai

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Congrats Srinvas Anna you have done it again by 22000 votes...

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  • BADRUDDIN.HENTHAR, DUBAI/ATHOOR

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Devegowda and his son only the responsible for bringing BJP in power.so first of all BJP has to pay their thanks to JDS. Krishna's arrival creats much complication inside the Congress party.leaders were thinking of CM chair but not for their success .Congress learnt a lesson at last. We wish the newly elected party all the best and hope a peaceful and a wealthy performance in our great state. Thanks daiji for your excellent update.

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  • Satish Shetty, Herga, Dubai

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Wel-done BJP, keep it for next 5 years

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  • kamalaksha mallya,

    Sun, May 25 2008

    Daiji world is simlpy superb , it povides informations to us being outside the india, i like and support for its positive efforts

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  • Ganesh Shenoy, Kundapur

    Sun, May 25 2008

    I congratulate all the winners of BJP and as well wish them all the very best for all their future ventures. Well, this was expected. This success of BJP is indeed a history in Karnataka Politics.

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  • raman alva, Mangalore

    Sun, May 25 2008

    The result of our districts shows that people voted secular minded BJP and Cong candidates. And rejected communal minded candidates. Let BJP should note this.

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  • Daya Kirodian, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, May 26 2008

    Dear Walter, Thank you very much for providing us live coverage from India. I really felt i am in mangalore, and felt that election atmosphere from Dubai. Daijiworld has done an excellent coverage.

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