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Lesser seats, but Congress polled 2% more votes than BJP in Karnataka


New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): Even as the Congress bagged 26 seats less than the BJP in the Karnataka election, the party polled about two per cent more votes, reflecting that its vote conversion rate was less than its rival.

In the Karnataka polls, the Congress polled 38 per cent votes, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) polled 36.2 per cent votes. The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) finished third with a vote share of 18.3 per cent.

Of the 222 assembly constituencies which went to polls on May 12, the Congress party has won in 78 seats, while the JD-S has won 37 seats. The BJP emerged as the single-largest party with 104 seats.

Interestingly, the Congress polled more votes this time (38 per cent) than in the 2013 assembly election, when got 36.76 per cent votes.

In 2013, the BJP had polled 20.07 per cent votes and JD(S) 20.45 per cent.


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  • SMR, karkala

    Wed, May 16 2018

    From my school days if my overall percentage is more better the ranks.
    But when we analyse the BJP's percentage with number of seats secured there is huge decerepecises.

    The fact that the BJP has won a majority on its own in the 16th Lok Sabha has, inevitably, drawn comparisons with previous elections in which parties have won a majority of seats on their own. What has not quite figured in most of these comparisons is the fact that no party has ever before won more than half the seats with a vote share of just 31%. Indeed, the previous lowest vote share for a single-party majority was in 1967, when the Congress won 283 out of 520 seats with 40.8% of the total valid votes polled.
    BJP's 31% lowest vote share of any party to win majority.
    This is something our reputed International and national investigative journalist need to detail investigate.
    But BJP is the only party which can get ranks with minimum percentage. Forget about schooling when they can get fake degrees.
    Jai Hind

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  • Roshan Serrao, Paladka

    Wed, May 16 2018

    I feel the seats won by BJP are too less considering the fact that -
    All State CM's of BJP including PM canvased in each and every village of Karnataka
    They would have crossed easily 150 mark with more than 50% vote share
    But Surprisingly congress got more percentage vote share than BJP
    Is it because.....percentage wise more people are satisfied and happy with Congress??

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  • Thyampanna, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Inspite of the maximum vote share the national party stoops down to go with least chosen party. What a mockery of the mandate....inc would have more respect if they stand alone in the opposition and work on future elections.......

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  • JK, southkanara

    Wed, May 16 2018

    ADIGE BIDDAROO MOOGU MELEE...... poor analysis to wash tears of Congi...

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  • Sid, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Moral victory . Well done pappu and chelas. Go drink some water

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  • Maxim Pinto, Neerude/Mumbai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Religion played crucial role in this election, BJP able to gather all hindutva votes.
    Congress appeasement politics not worked, now celebrate Tippu Jayanti

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  • Myna, Mysuru

    Wed, May 16 2018

    It is shocking that a development oriented government of Siddaramaiah was voted out. Purely cash, caste and communal affiliations have played a vital role in the verdict. It will take a long way for Indian democracy to mature when people can rise above such narrow parochial thoughts and vote candidates on merit and performance. God Save Us.

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  • Thyampanna, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    You are blaming the democracy now....Do you really think people are fools? Wake up.......

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Wed, May 16 2018

    BJP i getting the taste of its own.Who told to form illegitimate govt in Goa and N.E

    This man Amit Shah is such a scammer,go and check the regional news,HDK gave statement BJP TRIED TO ADOPT 10ML A S OF JDS OFFERING 100CRORES.

    STUPID BJP FROM WHERE DO YOU GET THESE 100CRORES ,YOU DO ALL LOOT PAAT AND STORE THAT PEOPLE'S MONEY AND THEN ACT LIKE IT URS AND YOU OFFER TO POLITICIANS.Cheap rats.

    FIRST GIVE MY 15LAKHS ,NOT ONLY GIVE TO ALL KARNATAKA PEOPLE RIGHT NOW RIGHT HERE GIVE 15LAKHS .CAN YOU DO THAT.
    SCAM BUGGER.SIMPLY SCAMMING 100CRORE ,1000CRORW BLAH BLAH..

    NOW ITS CONFIRMED THAT HDK HAS A LEARNT ALESSON FROM PAST.HORSETRADING WILL NOT BE DONE IN ANY CASE.

    THIS TIME ITS CONGRESS -JDS ALLIANCE ,THEY LL NOT RUN APPEASING ON ANY PARTICULAR COMMUNITY,ONLY DEVELOPMENT .

    BHAKTHS LEASE REMOVE THAT EYE SCARF ,AND OPEN AND SEE THEY ARE DEEFING YOU FALSE STORIES AND YOU ARE BELIEVING IT LIKE FOOLS.WHERE AS FOR US NO ONE DOING ANY FABRICATION,OUR EYES ARE OPEN WIDE.

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  • Rampanna, UDUPI

    Wed, May 16 2018

    But why everything in CAPS?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    after making caps lock blind slave bhakts open eyes & ears.

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  • Flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Wed, May 16 2018

    All the more reason for Governor to allow congress + jds to rule

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  • santhu BIRUVE, Mumbai/Udupi

    Wed, May 16 2018

    MORAL victory for so called CONG followers. BJP Rocks..AM happy that Vedvyas Kamath won for our constituency.I have been saying that he will win for his simplicity and humbleness BT daiji readers were blindly hitting disagree buttons. At least now we can hope for Nanthoor fly over bridge work will start and Kalpane Kulashekar road widening work will take place soon.

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  • The Alpha, Bangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Isn't Nanthoor flyover work to be done by Central govt, as it is a National Highway?.. So, you are saying BJP was not doing their work and waiting for election?

    Hypcrysy. Mr. Andh Bhakth..

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  • santhu BIRUVE, Mumbai/Udupi

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Now we have MP as well as MLA from BJP for Manglore CIty hence so no more difficulties/excuses for developments works...Nanthoor circle comes under MCC limit also..What your Mayor and MLA was doing then? Why didn't taken any single effort?
    And Mr blind slave..Andh bhakt are far better than blind slaves.

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  • Michael, Mangalore/US

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Wow. find form reason to show up their nose. No one talks about congress getting so many lesser seats but getting higher vote share. Any thing else.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Looks ridiculous to see the party with lesser vote share get more seats than the ono who polled more

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  • Shiva, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Ultimately BJP will form the GOVT . Just wait and watch .
    This Congress & B team will not last for long

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  • Eric C, Mangalore/Amsterdam

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Voteshare % is a deceptive and convenient statistic which has no relevance in parliamentary democracy where only % of seats count. This deliberately highlighted to set a narrative that congress got more popular vote. Population of the all the constituencies where BJP won amounts to 69% of Karnataka population - though only adults can vote to decide their representatives. If this statistic is used, BJP can claim they represent majority of the population even though they have less than 50% of the seats. I think the debate should restrict to acceptable statistic in parliamentary democracy and not give any credence to irrelevant statistic.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    ಬಿಜೆಪಿಕ್ ಗೂ ಖಂವ್ಚಿ ಬಾರೀ ಆಶ.

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  • avani, mlore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    BJP got the simple majority just falling short by few seats only. They may be able to form the government and pass the confidence motion with the help of some cross votes, boycotts, dissidents.....
    However, Cong-JDS combination also may be able to form the Govt. (Personally I do not mind anybody forming the government). It is not like too many parties with small number of seats coming together to oust the majority party. It is only combination between 3 parties. Any combination should be ok.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Dear Avani…. fully agree with you on your thought…. But whomever comes to power….they should not try to please any particular community, religion or sect, etc…. Instead they should try to solve the basis infrastructure problem….try to create more & more employment opportunity by implementing various projects which is beneficial to entire nation….

    Unlike CONGiss did in last 5 years….they full filled so many promises…but not even a single “Bhagya” benefited to all irrespective of their cast or religion or minority status… This is what happened in Gujarat too facing “Patidar” fury against BJP there just because one such brilliant girl even after securing 93% total marks fails to get medical seat just because that seat was allocated to OBC & minority students with 80% marks

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Dear Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai,

    Chaaiwaala P.M., pure and attained holiness from himalayas???!!!

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    By now everybody knows the source of that 2% more vote share…. From where!!! By whom!!!! But still CONGiss could do nothing

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    I think there is a large void left by Congress in coastal belt and is difficult to fill. I think its time for JD to make inroads in Coastal Karnataka for those who want alternative narrative to BJP and Congress's polarisation politics.The regional aspirations of people are more well understood by regional parties

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  • Navin Shetty, Manipal/ Bahrain

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Yehhh, the moral victory for HarleJi.

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  • Peter Saldanha, Udupi

    Wed, May 16 2018

    if congress secured more vote than BJP , why congis compaining about EVMs, hypocrites. Grow up,

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  • Subhash Pai, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Thats the trick bro. No matter how much % more one got the votes, all that matters is how many seats you won. Machine is rigged then it can give one the cake, other the cream, and the favored one the cherry which is on the top of all.

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  • Flavian, Manglauru/Kuwait

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Congress, is that for self-satisfaction ?
    Stand by no of seats you won !
    From 122 (2013) to 78 (2018) Lost 44 seats in others favour and still boasting in terms of percentage victory. Rather accept your humiliating defeat and work out a strategy how to improve and show your strength in coming LS elections.
    Rahul Gandhi cannot do that so think in a better way.

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  • ray, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    If any MLA is bought by any party...we people have the right to claim/ return back our votes from (BJP/Congress/JD's)!!!

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  • Samantha Lewis, Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    They should make sure EVM machine should print a slip soon after pressing the button and this slip should be deposited in a box there it self. If any candidate has any doubt on EVM result, then they can mutually count the slips. Even in advanced countries this system is followed, then why not in India? Why only EVM results are considered as final, after all they are machines. Some of the candidates lost in KA19 & KA20 its impossible.

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  • Aravind, Blr

    Wed, May 16 2018

    This is exactly what is called as VVPAT machines which were used in voting in Karnataka this time. Did you not vote? else you would have known..hahaha

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  • Samantha Lewis, Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Thanks for your input. If they are used then why some candidates are complaining, let them have the liberty of counting the physical slips in from of concerned authorities. FYI If I understand correctly VVPAT machines are not yet ready every where.

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Just don't imagine things sitting in Dubai.
    We had 10MBps optic fibrer connections in Mangalore as early as 2012, while you guys there were hanging on to 512MBps ADSL connections. We had the opportunity to experience 4G here in Mangalore earlier than you.
    VVPAT machines were used in recent Karnataka assembly polls.

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  • Samantha Lewis, Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    @Ivar you are rite.

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  • Vikki, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Congress is getting moral victory
    and soon it will be regional party
    Congress mukth karnataka

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Wed, May 16 2018

    ..already MLAs start missing..by the way Siddanna definately dont want to form Govt with JDS & see Paramu as DCM, its too humiliating for him than loosing election..Siddanna may become spoiler in govt formation..

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  • sandesh, Udupi

    Wed, May 16 2018

    BJP put their efforts on winning seats. They didn't wasted time where their chances are zero. In old Mysore region the party condition is not good and most of the places they lost deposit also.

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  • Rakesh, Pune

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Congress has been enjoying Moral victory in all elections. Even Sp+BSP victory also a moral victory for Congress

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  • jeevan, kudla

    Wed, May 16 2018

    2% increase vote share ???

    Jai ho BJP

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    It doesn't matter except for claiming moral victory!

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  • Prashanth, Karkala / Muscat

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Otrasi enkleg onji Victory aanda aand .. onthe banji pottuna kammi malpare..

    Ha Ha Ha.......

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  • Krishna Dasa, Udupi,.

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Yeddyurappa is getting old and Ashok, Sattar, Sadananda & Ishwarapa may become challenge to Yeddyurappa. With in few months BJP will be divided like many Hindu cast and sub cast system. Knadigas will chase out of state politicians away from elections, Good days for Congress & Janata.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Haaa....For a second i mistook your comment for Rahul Gandhi's Speech....Sorry..

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  • Hemanth Hegde, Kundapura

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Keralada vyaktige illenu kelasa.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Its a matter of celebration for Congress, Rahul Gandhi's charisma played the role, his handwork-dedication-initaitive-leader skills paid off.

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  • Sharat, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Don't Celebrate bro.

    Just see the BJP Vote Share....
    In 2013, the BJP had polled 20.07
    In 2018, the BJP had Polled 36.2

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Sharat, Mangalore — please do not post bits and pieces of data, which is misleading! You need to note that in 2013 the BJP had 19.9% vote share and also lost 72 seats, whereas the Congress despite losing 43 seats in 2018 increased its vote share from 36.6 per cent in 2013 to 38%.

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    The vote share of the congress has increased in 2018 by 2 % and same was the case with the CPM in Tripura with the EVM's selictively choosing the BJP.

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