BJP scores landslide win in Karnataka, Congress, JD(S) routed


Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS): Setting an unprecedented record in south India, a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday won 22 seats and was leading in three of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka where the vote count was about to end for the two-phase polling held on April 18 and April 23.

In contrast, the ruling Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) allies faced a rout in the southern state, retaining only one seat each and forfeiting nine seats to the BJP.

The 22 seats the BJP won across the southern state are Bagalkot, Bangalore Central, Bangalore North, Bangalore South, Bellary (ST), Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur, Chikkodi, Chitradurga (SC), Dharwad, Davanagere, Dakshina Kannada, Gulbarga (SC) Haveri, Koppal, Mysore, Raichur (ST), Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi-Chikmagalur and Uttara Kannada.

The BJP is leading in Belgaum, Bijapur (SC) and Kolar (SC).

The Congress retained only Bangalore Rural with D.K. Suresh winning against BJP's Ashwath Narayangowda by a margin of 2,06,870 votes.

JD-S also retained Hassan where its candidate Prajwal Revanna defeated A. Manju of the BJP by 1,41,324 votes. Prajwal is the grandson of JD-S supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and son of state PWD Minister H.D. Revanna, elder brother of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.

An independent - south Indian multi-lingual film actress Sumalatha Ambareesh, backed by the BJP - won in Mandya over JD-S contestant Nikhil Kumaraswamy by a margin of 1,25,876 votes.

Nikhil is the son of Kumaraswamy and another grandson of JD-S supremo H.D. Deve Gowda.

Deve Gowda, however, lost to BJP's G.S. Basavaraj in Tumkur by a narrow margin of 13,339 votes.

Congress leader in the outgoing Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge also lost to BJP's Umesh Jadav in the Gulbarga reserved seat by a margin of 95,452 votes.

BJP's first-time contestant and young turk Tejasvi Surya defeated Congress Rajya Sabha member B.K. Hariprasad in the high-profile Bangalore South by a whopping margin of 3,11,192 votes.

The BJP contested in 27 seats while Congress fought in 21 and ally JD-S in seven seats as part of their pre-poll alliance seat arrangement.

In the 2014 general election, the BJP had won 17 seats, the Congress nine and JD-S two.

In fact, the nine seats the Congress won in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in the state was its highest anywhere in the country, which made the party appoint its member from Gulbarga Mallikarjun Kharge as its leader in the lower house of Parliament.

  

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Fri, May 24 2019

    BJP is really sweeping because of Modi charisma.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Tell us one Achievement of Nalin & Shobha in last 5 Years ...

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  • Jagdish, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Acheivement is they are better than your so called secular party khangress

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    tell us 1 development of chor chowkidar except mountains of lies.

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Janaushadhi center and ayushman Bharath are helping so many bpl card holders in India. If you. Want to know more go to janaushadhi center and check the price of medicines . You had asked for 1 and I provided 2. Boyle can you list out 1 development of Rahul Gandhi at least in Amethi???

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Jagdish, Mangalore/Bangalore
    Your answers have to be Specific ...

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  • Ankit, Udupi

    Thu, May 23 2019

    People do not become blind bhakts by blaming EVM, Election commission etc.

    Please honour peoples' verdict.

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Thu, May 23 2019

    congrats to Modi !!! Next price hike in petrol and gas to come soon !!!as a gift to all voters
    BSNL will close down and Jio will thrive ..
    All invetors should invest in ambani and industries if you want to become rich...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    In future also, I don't think that Congress will raise under Rahul or Priyanka.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Rahul can think of Joining BJP.
    I will not be surprised because he loves Modi.
    I think many state leaders from Congress and JDS will be joining BJP. Pramod Madhwaraj is one such candidate, Roshan Baig is another one. Sumalatha also will join BJP soon.

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  • Bala, Urwa

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Well said brother.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Ahmed Bhai, because Rahul is in opposition , all BJP members are enjoying. If he joins them then who will entertain? He will be a burden to them.

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  • Thousif, Manglore, Bolar

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Not Priyanka not Rahul.. Indian public become blind .. Sadvi can win the election easily making fool to public..

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    This was already expected. The ruling party in Karnataka does not win Lok Sabha elections.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Around 150 seats EVMs are doctored!!!

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  • Ravi,, Udyavara

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Haneef ...don't you know you can't blame EVM this time...careful EC watching ! in Kerala nobody utter this word..

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    EVM - " Everyone Voted for Modi"
    Not the fault of machines.
    People chose BJP with a very clear mandate.
    In democracy the opinion of majority matters.
    If large majority of people liked and wanted Modi to be PM again, then they got want they wanted.
    Hope and pray for the best.

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  • Madhu sudan, Kadri

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Which EVM is faulty, Amethi one or wayanad one😂

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  • Ashwath, Attavar

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Amethi one

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  • Milan J Devadiga, Mangalore

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Congress-JDS combine not routed , it was booted out by the people for good. The Congress committed suicide the day when they went on the coalition.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Nikhil Yellidiappa ....

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