Counting for the Karnataka byelection results has begun. 15 Karnataka assembly seats went to polls on December 5 in a crucial election for Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
The fate of the newly formed BJP government that came to power after toppling the JDS-Congress coalition government now depends on the results of the Karnataka assembly byelection. Karnataka by-poll results that will be declared on Monday will decide the future of the BJP government.
The counting of votes began at 8 am in 11 centers in Karnataka and the final results are most likely to be out by the afternoon.
Karnataka bypoll results trends: BJP leading in 12 seats, Congress leading in 2 seats, Independent leading in 1 seat, shows EC trends.
Conceding defeat, Congress DK Shivakumar says, “We have to agree the mandate of the people. We have accepted defeat but there is no need to be dis-heartened. By-elections and general elections both are different. The Congress has a stronghold in Karnataka and it will not vanish.
10:45 AM | BJP leading in 12 seats, Congress leading in 2 seats, Independent leading in 1 seat, as per EC trends
Constituency-wise trends of Karnataka bypolls:
Shivajinagar: Congress leading by 4500 votes after 4th round of counting.
Hunsur: Congress candidate H.P. Manjunath leading by 16083 votes after Round 9 of counting.
10:30 AM | The Bharatiya Janata Party has secured a win in Yellapur
09:45| Trends at 9.30 am: BJP leads in nine seats
- Athani: BJP’s Mahesh Iranagouda Kumathalli leading with margin of 3,815 votes
- Kagwad: BJP’s Balasaheb Patil leading with margin of 1,452 votes
- Gokak: BJP’s Ramesh Jarkiholi leading with margin of 2,182 votes
- Yellapur: BJP’s Arabail Shivaram Hebbar leading with margin of over 8,102 votes
- Hirekerur: BJP’s BC Patil leading with margin of 2,188 votes
- Ranibennur: BJP’s Arun Kumar Guththur leading with margin of 868 votes
- Vijayanagara: BJP’s anand Singh leading with margin of 3,264 votes
- Chikkaballapur: BJP’s K Sudhakar leading with margin of 9,317 votes
- Yeshwanthapura: JD(S) TN Javarayi Gowda leading with margin of 1,276 votes
- Mahalakshmi Layout: BJP’s K Gopalaiah leading with margin of 7,715 votes
- Shivajinagar: Congress’ Rizwan Arshad leading with margin of 1,634 votes
- Hoskote: Independent Sharath Bachegowda leading with margin of 3,879 votes
- Krishnarajapete: JD(S)’ BL Devaraj leading with margin of 850 votes
- Hunasuru: Congress’ HP Manjunath leading with margin of 5,393 votes