Karnataka Election Results
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- 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
- 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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