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Lok Sabha polls: Karnataka deal sealed - Congress to contest from 20 seats, JD(S) gets 8


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Mar 13: After days of suspense over seat sharing between Karnataka coalition partners for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Congress and the JD(S) on Wednesday March 13 finalised the numbers.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) national secretary Danish Ali held talks in Kochi in Kerala to discuss the seat-sharing arrangement.

Karnataka has a total of 28 Lok Sabha seats.

Following the talks, the Congress has decided to contest in 20 constituencies in Karnataka while JD(S) will contest in remaining 8 constituencies.

As per the deal, JD(S) will contest from Uttara Kannada, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Hassan, Mandya, Bengaluru North and Vijayapura.

Sources said that former CM Siddaramaiah wanted Congress to keep the Mysuru seat for itself, and managed to have his way. Siddaramaiah however has stated that he would not be contesting the polls, despite pressure from some of his party colleagues to do so.

The Lok Sabha elections will be held from April 11 in seven phases. In Karnataka, the polling will be held on April 18 and 23. The results will be out on May 23.

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  • Mushtaq Paniyadi, Udupi / Dubai.

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Congrats Kumaranna & Danish Ali Sab JDS National Secretary General for Sealing Deal of Udupi - Chikmagalur MP Seat by JDS Good luck .
    Regards,

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    If 2 toddlers aged 50 and above ( as the pic shows) strike a deal then what can you expect ?
    Talk of a digging a hole for themselves.
    Think not many Congress supporters also can digest this .
    Maturity has its own value.
    Mandya ilaa Mande ilaa.....

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Dear Mr. Bhandarkar, not sure why you are more interested in Congress internal issues, being you are a hard core Modi Bhakt (brainless) should keep you suggestions, guidance and comments only for Modi related articles (not even BJP, because Modi is not BJP).

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Udupi dist

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Udupi-Chikmagalaore is disappointing. Congress must take this seat and give Mysore seat to JDS.

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  • Babu,, Kaikamba

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Educated voters please think before you vote.what feku and Andha Bhakt promissed 5 years back,what voters have got in return.

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  • lukas, malpe

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    congress jd (s)combined will win 20 seats minimum.

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  • RK, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Very sad... no Congress in Udupi.... now yeddi will some how make shoba to contest without considering local leaders opposition. Unfortunate 5 more years udupi will run without development....

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  • B S Rai, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Out of the 20 seats , congress cannot win more than 5. Congress has committed suicide in Ktaka. 2019 Parliament election, Congress will be pulled to third position.

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  • DON, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Jai ho

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Bad News for BJP ...

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  • Akash Salian, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Hassan and Mandya seats of JDS for history for them.
    Mandya seat will goes to Independent candidate Sumalatha with support of Congress and JDS.
    Hassan goes to BJP. A manju from BJP will win this seat.
    Only JDS will win Bangalore North.
    JDS Congress combination will win only 11 seats...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Congress mukth udupi

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  • anil, mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    but this time BJP MUKTH UDUPI TOO

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  • David Pias, Bannur

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Congress is going to loose badly this time...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Stop Impersonating ...

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  • Akash Salian, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Noe days its very tricky to the understand the mentality of the political party. Very well politics played by Congress and JDS. If Shobha get the ticket from BJP then JPH from JDS.JDS is not in the picture here in UDupi and Chikmangalore still they go the seat.
    If there is JPH from BJP then winning margin will be like 4 lakhs.

    The hungry for power ,congress is figging their own grave in Karnataka. They are the slaves JDS

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Superb.... BJP starts with a 5 - 0 lead..
    Udupi, Shivamogga, Vijayapura , UK, Bangalore north...... All walk overs...

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  • Tilak, London

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Don't count BLR North and Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, as it's a tight seat. JDS has considerable support in Bengaluru (4-5 MLA seats are Congress/JDS) and Chikkamagaluru might spring a surprise specially Sringeri, Mudigere etc.

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  • VNH, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    As far blr north is concerned it wont be easy for gowda. As most of mlas like byrati brothers, st somesekhar are all loyal to siddu and are waiting for payback. Moreover assembly elections and ls are totally different.Everytime Jds gets around 18% vs in assembly whereas they get only about 8% in loksabha elections. Gowda banking on vokkaliga votes but caste politics wont work much in seats like blr. And chikamagalur is a walkover and bjp might win big.

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  • Akshay, bvr

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Siddharakayya warking for BJP

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  • Lenson, Udupi/Africa

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    No Congress in Udupi- Mangalore???? Congress supporters are fed up by voting to Congress and losing almost every time. Udupi is headquarter of Hindutva,, BJP will win easily. JDS simply can give a walkover.

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  • Joseph, Alleppey

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Pramod madawaraj should teach a lesson to Congress...hope Christians are understanding it...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Secular comment... super

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  • Nayak, Udupi/Blore

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Only in hasan JDS will win

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  • VNH, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Good seat sharing , now jds can win in 0-2 seats!

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  • Darshan, mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Cant find any logic in udupi-cikmangaluru seat sharing to JDS. Seat gaurenteed to BJP

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  • VNH, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    May be Cong felt they cant win there coz of hindutva politics so y not give it to jds to complete quota of 8. Just like vijayapura, uttara kannada where jds presence is almost NIL.

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  • Rajesh Gowda, Chikmagaluru

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Maybe Cong is banking on Chikmagaluru undecided voters to swing toward JD(S). but real good candidates like Madhwaraj and Amrith Shenoy from Udupi might lose out here.
    On a positive side, why not have Pramod Madhwaraj stand from UK or DK?

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  • Wilson, UDUPI

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Udupi chikmangole BJP will win by over 1 lack votes

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  • RaAm, Kudla

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    *2 lakhs

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 13 2019

    To keep the communal party out JDS will win for sure in Udupi Chikamagaluru seat. Voters are not fools. They had enough from last 5 years Shobha's service to the constituency. But andh bhakts won't agree but achhe din aanewale hien.

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