BJP vote share up 18.4% in Karnataka Lok Sabha seats


Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS): An upbeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) increased its vote share by 18.4 per cent in Karnataka's 28 Lok Sabha constituencies where polling was held in two phases on April 18 and April 23, a poll official said on Saturday.

"The BJP, which won 25 seats, registered a combined 51.35 per cent vote share in the 27 seats it contested in the 2019 general election, which is an increase of 18.4 per cent from 43.37 per cent in the 2014 general election," the official told IANS.

In contrast, the Congress vote share declined 9.26 per cent to 31.89 per cent in five years from 41.15 per cent in 2014.

The Janata Dal-Secular (JD(S)) vote share, however, declined marginally 1.4 per cent in five years to 9.68 per cent from 11.07 in 2014.

Both the ruling allies won only one seat each though they jointly contested in all the 28 seats, with the Congress in 21 and JD(S) in 7 under a pre-poll seat-arrangement to prevent their votes from being divided and favouring the BJP.

An independent - multi-lingual south Indian actor Sumalatha Ambareesh, supported by the BJP, won in Mandya, which recorded the highest voter turnout at 80.24 per cent in the state in the first phase of polling on April 18.

Of the total 13,72,308 votes polled, Sumalatha secured 7,03,660 while her rival Nikhil Kumaraswamy of the JD(S) got 5,77,784 and she won by a margin of 1,25,876 with the remaining 90,864 shared by other candidates, including other independents.

The ruling allies' hopes of benefitting from their combined 'secular' votes by fielding common candidates in all the seats were dashed as their combined vote share of 41.57 per cent was 9.78 per cent less than the BJP's 51.35 per cent.

In contrast, the combined vote share of the Congress and JD(S) in the 2014 general election - 52.22 per cent was more than BJP's 43.37 per cent.

"Though the allies fielded common candidates, non-division of their votes did not benefit them, as there was no transfer of votes between them, as evident from the number of votes polled and the margin of defeat or victory of their contestants," a poll analyst told IANS.

In the 2014 election, the BJP won 17, Congress 9 and JD(S) won two seats in a triangular contest as the allies fought against each other as they had done since the 1999 mid-term Lok Sabha polls.

The Congress vote share increased to 41.15 per cent in 2014 from 37.65 per cent in 2009. In contrast, the JD(S) vote share declined to 11.07 per cent in 2014 from 13.57 per cent in 2009.

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  • Stevan, Udupi

    Sun, May 26 2019

    All credit goes to Raga the great. Modi and shah can sleep without any tension until raga is there in opposition

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Sun, May 26 2019

    JAI JAI EVM

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, May 26 2019

    BJP has really encashed the logger head relation with the coalition partners in the Karnataka government.

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  • vaman, surathkal

    Tue, May 28 2019

    ... and what about other places?

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Can anyone help me to get some water? I am Indian, living in Mangalore...please help me....

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Sun, May 26 2019

    call your local corporator.

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Exit polls and the corresponding results both in 2014 and 2019 clearly points to the EVM Gutala. I am sure the truth will one day finally come out that EVM's were hacked to hijack democracy in India. With such strong anti incumbancy across the country against the central govt and especially Modi, such sponsored victories with the help of EVM's with such wide victory margins clearly indicate that both the 2014 and 2019 elections have been rigged with the help of EVM's and reduced to a farce.

    In the 2024 elections no one will be suprised if the BJP vote share increases to 100 %.

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Exit polls and the corresponding results both in 2014 and 2019 clearly points to the EVM Gutala. I am sure the truth will one day finally come out that EVM's were hacked to hijack democracy in India. With such strong anti incumbancy across the country against the central govt and especially Modi, such sponsored victories with the help of EVM's with such wide victory margins clearly indicate that both the 2014 and 2019 elections have been rigged with the help of EVM's and reduced to a farce.

    In the 2024 elections no one will be suprised if the BJP vote share increases to 100 %.

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  • sk, Mangalore

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Agree.

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  • Sachidananda Shetty, Dubai/Mundkur

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Some so called “Intellectuals” will not believe it due to their limited intellectual skills… but this is the truth…. No other go….. bow your heads for the majorities' decision

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Time to give bur nol free..

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  • Ivar, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 26 2019

    They are all accustomed to free goodies till now. Don't give anything free...including Burnol. Let them pay for it!!!

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  • Deepakraj, Mang/dxb

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Exit polls are predicted from the data collected by regional party offices. As you might have seen every poliing booth bad one representatives from each party marking who came to vote. So they get indirect idea based on their local information who voted for whom. So its easy to predict by a party or any agency based on these details.

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  • Anil Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, May 26 2019

    If BJP had a vote share of 51.35% in the 2019 elections and 43.37 in the 2014 elections, please explain how that translates into an increase of 18.4% vote share?!! 51.35%- 43.37% translates to less than 8%!!

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  • kateel pai, vittla

    Sun, May 26 2019

    (51.35 - 43)/43

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  • DON, Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Times have changed. fanaticism on high.
    To match BJP win based on fake news and whats app news without vikas, Congress has to use Hindutva, Nationalism, and tapori language in social network.
    Congress utterly failed in propagating Modi's terrible failures other than press conference.
    Even showing Modi on TV bad reasons, dumb voters think that he has done something good.

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  • RK, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    We can't blame 51% of people... number really huge to blame...let's accept and identify the mistakes and work hard to come back

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  • Cycle VV, Kateel Road , Bajpe /Bahrain

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Yes I agree ☝️ about vote share
    Even UPA 1 and 2 also ruled for ten long years
    Let us wait until year 2024 !!

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  • JL, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 25 2019

    We can have future governments based on Exit poll results thus saving lots of our tax money being wasted on elections.. were the results are EVMmized prior to polls....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Can we use VVPAT now ...

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  • Mr Clean, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Why Not, while they can accurately predict exit polls when sentiments of the whole country against it. Say thanks to EVMs.

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  • Avinash, Ksd/bluru

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Kelage biddaroo meese mannaagalilla

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