Karnataka results HIGHLIGHTS: Siddaramaiah, Gundu Rao quit after poor show

Karnataka bypolls: CM BS Yediyurappa celebrates with his son BY Vijayendra
The ruling BJP swept the by-elections winning 12 of the total 15 seats, helping the four-month-old B S Yediyurappa government to retain majority in the Assembly.

Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah and State Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao quit their posts after the party posted a poor show, winning only two seats, as against the 12 it had held of the 15 which went to the bypolls on December 5.

The bypolls, held on December 5, were necessitated after 17 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs were disqualified after their revolt against the H D Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in July. The collapse of the coalition led to the BJP coming to power. Twelve of the 15 seats were held by the Congress and three by JD(S).


6:04 PM IST BJP leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday welcomed the outcome of Karnataka assembly bypolls, swept by his party, saying the result reflected voters' reaction to "opportunist politics". The ruling BJP won 12 out of the 15 seats where bypolls were held, thus securing a comfortable majority in the Karnataka assembly.

5:56 PM IST Dinesh Gundu Rao,Congress: I am taking responsibility and resigning from the post of party's Karnataka State President. #KarnatakaBypolls pic.twitter.com/C8YEr870lI — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2019

5:55 PM IST CLP leader Siddaramaiah and Congress' Karnataka chief Dinesh Gundu Rao quit their posts on Monday after their party put up a poor show in the Assembly by-elections, throwing the state unit into a turmoil.   Minutes after the results of the bypolls to 15 segments, in which the BJP won the lion's share of 12, they tendered their resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi owning moral responsibility for not being able to give "satisfactory results."   In a huge setback, the Congress could win only two out of 15 seats whereas it had previously held 12 of them.

5:35 PM IST The ruling BJP swept the by-elections winning 12 of the total 15 seats, helping the four-month-old B S Yediyurappa government to retain majority in the Assembly.   Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah and State Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao quit their posts after the party posted a poor show, winning only two seats, as against the 12 it had held of the 15 which went to the bypolls on December 5.

3:55 PM IST CLP leader Siddaramaiah tenders resignation after poor show by Congress in the Karnataka Assembly bypolls.

2:38 PM IST The ruling BJP on Monday retained majority in the Karnataka Assembly when it bagged six seats in the byelections in which it was also leading in an equal number in other segments where counting is underway.   The BJP's good show in 12 seats comes as a morale booster for the saffron party after it's setback in Maharashtra.     The Congress, which won 12 of those 15 seats in the 2018 assembly polls, was leading only in two segments -- Hunsur and Shivajinagar, while its former ally the JD(S) trailed in all the 12 seats it contested.

2:37 PM IST Jubilant after the BJP's stellar performance in the byelections, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday asserted that he would give a stable and pro-development government for the next three-and-half years -- the remainder of his term.   "Voters have given their verdict and the results are out.   Now we have to focus on the development of the state.   I will give a good administration in the next three-and- half years with the help of our ministers and MLAs," an upbeat Chief Minister told reporters.   He sought the support of the opposition to complete his term unhindered.   The opposition was trying to create confusion among people. I appeal to them that at least from now on give us their complete support," Yediyurappa said. "We had given assurance to all the disqualified (Congress-JDS) MLAs that they will be made ministers.   So there is no question of backtracking from what we promised them. We will make them ministers and give them responsibility to grow our party base in their area," he said.

2:36 PM IST Expressing joy over BJP's stellar performance in the Assembly byelections in Karnataka, the party's state chief Nalin Kumar Kateel on Monday said Congress and JD(S) have been "disqualified" in the people's court.   "Siddaramaiah (Congress) and H D Kumaraswamy (JDS) had created a narrative of 'disqualified MLAs' to discredit our candidates, but today the Congress and the JD(S) have been disqualified in the people's court and have given a verdict of 'Qualified' to our candidates," Kateel told reporters.   Kateel was happy that the party made its presence felt for the first time in Mandya district.   "There were some regions where we never had our presence such as KR Pet and Chikkaballapura.   Mandya had been the JD(S) citadel but today the BJP has won (in KR Pet in Mandya district)," he added.

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1:06 PM IST The BJP wins all 12 constituencies in which they were leading, while the Congress bags just two seats and an independent candidate wins one seat.

1:01 PM IST #WATCH PM Modi #KarnatakaByelection: What the country thinks about political stability and for political stability how much the country trusts BJP, an example of that is in front of us today... BJP is leading on most seats. I express my gratitude towards people of Karnataka. pic.twitter.com/k1Ho75Xmse — ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2019

12:49 PM IST Congress and its allies subverted mandate in Karnataka, stabbed it in the back, says PM Modi at Jharkhand rally.

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K'taka voters reject opportunist politics: Fadnavis on bypolls

BJP leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday welcomed the outcome of Karnataka assembly bypolls, swept by his party, saying the result reflected voters' reaction to "opportunist politics".

The ruling BJP won 12 out of the 15 seats where bypolls were held, thus securing a comfortable majority in the Karnataka assembly.

Siddaramaiah, Gundu Rao quit thowing Karna Cong in turmoil

CLP leader Siddaramaiah and Congress' Karnataka chief Dinesh Gundu Rao quit their posts on Monday after their party put up a poor show in the Assembly by-elections, throwing the state unit into a turmoil.
 
Minutes after the results of the bypolls to 15 segments, in which the BJP won the lion's share of 12, they tendered their resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi owning moral responsibility for not being able to give "satisfactory results."
 
In a huge setback, the Congress could win only two out of 15 seats whereas it had previously held 12 of them.

BJP sweeps bypolls in Karnataka, Yediyurappa govt retains majority Bengaluru

The ruling BJP swept the by-elections winning 12 of the total 15 seats, helping the four-month-old B S Yediyurappa government to retain majority in the Assembly.
 
Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah and State Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao quit their posts after the party posted a poor show, winning only two seats, as against the 12 it had held of the 15 which went to the bypolls on December 5.

Siddaramaiah tenders resignation

CLP leader Siddaramaiah tenders resignation after poor show by Congress in the Karnataka Assembly bypolls.

BJP retains majority in Karnataka Assembly after winning 6 seats

The ruling BJP on Monday retained majority in the Karnataka Assembly when it bagged six seats in the byelections in which it was also leading in an equal number in other segments where counting is underway.
 
The BJP's good show in 12 seats comes as a morale booster for the saffron party after it's setback in Maharashtra.
 
 
The Congress, which won 12 of those 15 seats in the 2018 assembly polls, was leading only in two segments -- Hunsur and Shivajinagar, while its former ally the JD(S) trailed in all the 12 seats it contested.

Karnataka bypoll results: Will give stable, pro-development govt, asserts Yediyurappa

Jubilant after the BJP's stellar performance in the byelections, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday asserted that he would give a stable and pro-development government for the next three-and-half years -- the remainder of his term.
 
"Voters have given their verdict and the results are out.
 
Now we have to focus on the development of the state.
 
I will give a good administration in the next three-and- half years with the help of our ministers and MLAs," an upbeat Chief Minister told reporters.
 
He sought the support of the opposition to complete his term unhindered.
 
The opposition was trying to create confusion among people. I appeal to them that at least from now on give us their complete support," Yediyurappa said.
"We had given assurance to all the disqualified (Congress-JDS) MLAs that they will be made ministers.
 
So there is no question of backtracking from what we promised them. We will make them ministers and give them responsibility to grow our party base in their area," he said.

Congress, JDS "disqualified" in people's court, says BJP after bypoll results

Expressing joy over BJP's stellar performance in the Assembly byelections in Karnataka, the party's state chief Nalin Kumar Kateel on Monday said Congress and JD(S) have been "disqualified" in the people's court.
 
"Siddaramaiah (Congress) and H D Kumaraswamy (JDS) had created a narrative of 'disqualified MLAs' to discredit our candidates, but today the Congress and the JD(S) have been disqualified in the people's court and have given a verdict of 'Qualified' to our candidates," Kateel told reporters.
 
Kateel was happy that the party made its presence felt for the first time in Mandya district.
 
"There were some regions where we never had our presence such as KR Pet and Chikkaballapura.
 
Mandya had been the JD(S) citadel but today the BJP has won (in KR Pet in Mandya district)," he added.

Karnataka bypoll results 2019: | Party-wise vote share


The BJP wins all 12 constituencies in which they were leading, while the Congress bags just two seats and an independent candidate wins one seat.

Congress and its allies subverted mandate in Karnataka, stabbed it in the back: PM at Jharkhand rally.

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Karnataka bypoll results 2019: BJP wins 10 Seats

The BJP's Ramesh Jarakiholi wins from Gokak constituency. The BJP has so far won  Athani, Yellapur, Kagwad, Chikkaballapur, Krishnarajapura, Hirekerur, Ranebennur, Krishanrajpur, Mahalakshmi Layout and Gokak.

BJP bags the first seat in Assembly by-elections in Karnataka

BJP candidate from Yellapur Arabail Shivaram Hebbar became the first candidate to register a victory in the bypolls to 15 assembly constituencies in Karnataka, for which the counting is underway on Monday.
 
Hebbar defeated Congress' Bhimanna Naik by a margin of over 31,000 votes, poll officials said, adding that official announcement was awaited.
 
A two-time Congress MLA from Yellapur, Hebbar was among 13 disqualified MLA whom the BJP had given ticket to contest the bypoll as party candidate.

Karnataka bypoll results: BS Yediyurappa celebrates with his son

Karnataka bypoll result LIVE updates: Status of For 15 out of 15 constituencies

Constituency Leading Candidate Leading Party Trailing Party Margin of votes Status
Shivajinagar RIZWAN ARSHAD Congress BJP 15,639 Result in progress
Hosakote Sharath Kumar Bachegowda Independent BJP 8,862 Result in progress
Krishnarajapete NARAYAN GOWDA BJP JD(S) 1,403 Result in Progress
Hunasuru H. P. MANJUNATH Congress BJP 27,808 Result in Progress
 
Athani MAHESH IRANAGOUD KUMATALLI BJP Congress 12,398 Result in Progress
Gokak JARKIHOLI RAMESH LAXMANRAO BJP Congress 12,415 Result in progress
K.R.Pura B.A.BASAVARAJA BJP Congress 19,529 Result in progress
Kagwad SHRIMANT BALASAHEB PATIL BJP Congress 6,530 Result in progress
Chikkaballapur K SUDHAKAR BJP   28,234 Result in progress
Yeshvanthapura JAVARAYI GOWDA JD(S) BJP 2,698 Result in Progress
Mahalakshmi Layout
 
K. GOPALAIAH BJP Congress 29512 Result in Progress
Vijayanagara                   ANAND SINGH                      BJP    Congress 12,566 Result in progress
Yellapur
 
ARABAIL HEBBAR SHIVARAM BJP Congress 3,0766 Result in progress
Hirekerur B.C. PATIL BJP Congress 10,910 Result in Progress
Ranibennur
 
ARUNKUMAR GUTHTHUR BJP Congress 3,827 Result in Progress
 
 

People have accepted the defectors, says Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar

Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar on Karnataka bypolls results: We have to agree with the mandate of the voters of these 15 constituencies. People have accepted the defectors. We have accepted defeat, I don't think we have to be disheartened.

BJP wins Yellapur seat

BJP candidate Arabail Hebbar Shivaram wins Yellapur seat.

Karnataka bypoll results: BJP leading in 12 seats

Party Lead Won
BJP 12  
Congress 2  
JD(S) 0  
Others 1  

What happened in Karnataka

Speaker Ramesh Kumar had disqualified these 17 MLAs of ruling the Congress-JD(S) coalition ahead of a trust vote in July this year.
 
The then chief minister H D Kumaraswamy had resigned after losing the trust vote, which paved the way for the BJP-led government in the state under B S Yediyurappa.
 
The disqualified MLAs then approached the apex court seeking a direction to the Election Commission to postpone the assembly by-polls for these 15 seats till the pronouncement of verdict in the matter. The court ruled that the disqualified Congress and JD(S) MLAs could contest the impending bypolls on December 5.

Karnataka bypoll result LIVE updates: Status of For 15 out of 15 constituencies

Constituency Leading Candidate Leading Party Trailing Party Margin of votes Status
Shivajinagar RIZWAN ARSHAD Congress BJP 1634 Result in progress
Hosakote Sharath Kumar Bachegowda Independent BJP 3879 Result in progress
Krishnarajapete B. L. DEVARAJ JD(S) BJP 850 Result in Progress
Hunasuru H. P. MANJUNATH Congress BJP 5393 Result in Progress
 
Athani MAHESH IRANAGOUD KUMATALLI BJP Congress 6267 Result in Progress
Gokak JARKIHOLI RAMESH LAXMANRAO BJP Congress 4072 Result in progress
K.R.Pura B.A.BASAVARAJA BJP Congress 3733 Result in progress
Kagwad SHRIMANT BALASAHEB PATIL BJP Congress 1452 Result in progress
Chikkaballapur K SUDHAKAR BJP   8355 Result in progress
Yeshvanthapura JAVARAYI GOWDA JD(S) BJP 2091 Result in Progress
Mahalakshmi Layout
 
K. GOPALAIAH BJP Congress 7705 Result in Progress
Vijayanagara ANAND SINGH BJP Congress 1510 Result in progress
Yellapur
 
ARABAIL HEBBAR SHIVARAM BJP Congress 2264 Result in progress
Hirekerur B.C. PATIL BJP Congress 2188 Result in Progress
Ranibennur
 
ARUNKUMAR GUTHTHUR BJP Congress 868 Result in Progress
 
 

Karnataka bypolls results trends: BJP leading in Hirekerur, Ranibennur, Yellapur, Chikkaballapur, Vijayanagara & Mahalaxmi Layout; Congress leading in Shivajinagar&Hunasuru; JDS leading in KR Pete & Yeshvanthapura, & Independent candidate SK Bachegowda leading in Hosakote, as per EC trends

Karnataka bypoll result LIVE updates: Status of For 4 out of 15 constituencies

Constituency Leading Candidate Leading Party Trailing Party Margin of votes Status
Shivajinagar RIZWAN ARSHAD Congress BJP 1634 Result in progress
Hosakote Sharath Kumar Bachegowda Independent BJP 3879 Result in progress
Krishnarajapete B. L. DEVARAJ JD(S) BJP 850 Result in Progress
Hunasuru
H. P. MANJUNATH Congress BJP 5393 Result in Progress
 

Karnataka bypoll result LIVE updates: Status of For 5 out of 15 constituencies

Constituency Leading Candidate Leading Party Trailing Party Margin of votes Status
Kagwad SHRIMANT BALASAHEB PATIL BJP Congress 1452 Result in progress
Chikkaballapur
K SUDHAKAR BJP   8355 Result in progress
Yeshvanthapura JAVARAYI GOWDA JD(S) BJP 2091 Result in Progress
Mahalakshmi Layout
 
K. GOPALAIAH BJP Congress 7705 Result in Progress
 
 

BJP takes early lead in Karnataka Assembly bypolls

The ruling BJP has taken an early lead in 10 out of 15 Assembly constituencies.
 
Initial trends showed the Congress and JD(S) were ahead in two seats, while independent candidate was maintaining lead in Hoskote.
 
BJP candidates who are leading are- Shivaram Hebbar (Yellapur), Anand Singh (Vijayanagara), Ramesh Jarkiholi (Gokak), B C Patil (Hirekerur), Shrimant Patil (Kagwad), K Sudhakar (Chikkaballapura), Mahesh Kumthalli (Athani), Arun Kumar Guttur (Ranebennur), Gopalaiah (Mahalakshmi Layout) and Byrathi Basavaraj (K R Puram).
 
Congress nominees H P Manjunath (Hunsur) and Rizwan Arshad (Shivajinagar) were leading; JD(S)' B L Devaraj and Javarayi Gowda were ahead in K R Pete and Yeshwanthpura respectively.
 
BJP's rebel and independent candidate Sharath Bachegowda, son of Chikkaballapura Lok Sabha member B N Bachegowda, was leading ahead of party's official candidate MTB Nagaraj in Hoskote.

Karnataka bypoll result: Clear victory for BJP in early trends

Party Lead Won
BJP 10  
Congress 2  
JD(S) 2  
Others 1  

Karnataka bypoll result LIVE updates: Status of For 4 out of 15 constituencies

Constituency Leading Candidate Leading Party Trailing Party Margin of votes Status
Vijayanagara ANAND SINGH BJP Congress 1510 Result in progress
Yellapur
 
ARABAIL HEBBAR SHIVARAM
BJP Congress 2264 Result in progress
Hirekerur B.C. PATIL BJP Congress 2188 Result in Progress
Ranibennur
 
ARUNKUMAR GUTHTHUR
BJP Congress 868 Result in Progress
 
 
The BJP needs at least six seats in an assembly of 221 seats minus speaker to continue in the government. Its failure to garner the required number of seats may result in another bout of political drama in the southern state.
 
Speculations were rife about the Congress and JD(S), which had parted ways on a bitter note after the collapse of the Kumaraswamy government, joining hands again and form a coalition government again, though leaders of the two parties have sent mixed signals on such a possibility.

Karnataka bypoll results LIVE updates: Early trends show BJP leading in 10 seats

Party Lead Won
BJP 10  
Congress 2  
JD(S) 2  
Others 1  

Candidates who contested in the Karnataka bypolls

As many as 165 candidates contested the election, though it is, by and large, a triangular fight between the Congress, BJP and the JD(S).
 
The BJP has fielded 13 of the 16 disqualified legislators, who joined the party after the Supreme Court allowed them to contest the bypolls, as its candidates from the constituencies they had won in the 2018 assembly elections on the Congress and JD(S) tickets.

Why were Karnataka bypolls necessitated?

These byelections were necessitated due to the disqualification of 17 MLAs. While elections took place in 15 segments, the polls in the two other constituencies -- Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Maski -- will be held later as the matter is sub-judice.

Karnataka bypoll results 2019: BJP leads in 8, Congress 2

Party Lead Won
BJP 8  
Congress 2  
JD(S) 1  
Others    

All you need to know about Karnataka bypolls

The elections had taken place at Yellapur, Ranebennur, Vijayanagar, Yashwanthapur, Mahalakshmi Layout, Chikkaballapura, KR Puram, Shivajinagar, KR Pet, Hunsur, Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Hirekerur and Hoskote.
 
While the overall polling percentage was 67.91, the highest voter turnout was recorded in Hoskote assembly segment (90.9 per cent), whereas the lowest was KR Puram (46.74 per cent).

Karnataka bypoll results will decide the fate of BJP government in the state

The election results will have a bearing on the future of the four-month-old BJP government, led by B S Yediyurappa, in Karnataka. According to the poll officials, the first set of results may come by 11 am.

Karnataka by-election: Polling percentage in 2019


BSY government needs 7 seats to survive

Party Lead Won
BJP 6  
Congress
   
JD(S) 1  
Others    

Karnataka bypoll results: Early trends show BJP in lead

Early trends show BJP lead in 5 out of 15 seats.

karnataka election results: Counting of votes underway

67.90 % of the total 3.8 million electors cast their vote in the Karnataka by-election, result today

An estimated 67.90 % of the total 3.8 million electors cast their vote in the Karnataka by-election

Karnataka bypolls a litmus test for B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state

 The by-elections are considered a litmus test for four-month-old B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state as it needs to win at least six of the 15 seats to remain in majority in the 225-member assembly

Karnataka bypolls result: Counting of votes will begin at 8 am today


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