Bengaluru: Congress leads in Karnataka legislative council polls

Bengaluru (IANS) The ruling Congress led in 13 of the 25  Karnataka legislative council seats for which elections were held and counting of votes was in progress on Wednesday.

Biennial polling for the council was held in 20 districts across the state on December 27.

According to trends from all the counting centres, in the remaining 12 seats opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) led in six and four seats respectively, while independents are ahead in the two remaining seats.

“Counting of votes is underway peacefully at 20 centres across the state amid tight security and all results are expected by evening,” an election official told IANS.

A record 99.6 percent voting was registered on Sunday.

A Congress spokesperson said the party’s candidates in Bellari, Bengaluru urban, Bidar, Hassan, Raichur-Koppal and Udupi have won among the 13 seats.

Members of urban and local bodies and lawmakers from the state legislative assembly and parliament from the state form the electorate for the council polls.

In all, 125 candidates, including eight women, are in the fray.

The Congress contested for 21 seats, while opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 20 seats and the JD-S 18 seats.

In the 75-member council, the Congress has 28 seats, the BJP 30, JD-S 12, and independents four. One seat is vacant.

Of the total, 25 members are elected by the assembly and parliament lawmakers, 25 from local bodies, 11 are nominated by the state governor and seven are elected from the graduates’ and teachers’ constituencies.

4 Comments

  1. It is a great news and relief to read that democracy is not dead in India and the emerging of theocratic autocracy is not welcomed. In the two years of rule of India by the BJP, peace and harmony lost to the citizens of India and anarchy was rapidly spreading all over India; peace and harmony must be reclaimed by the united efforts of the democratic parties of India led by the Congress party. The tricky religious card playing game of the BJP and her sister parties are not tolerated by the electorate of India. Like the evaporation of the world communism, the BJP will be turning like another historical event. All the best wishes and prayers.

    • A. S. Mathew – “peace and harmony must be reclaimed by the united efforts of the democratic parties of India led by the Congress party.”

      SIR, THE RESULT OF THE RECENT ELECTIONS TO THE UPPER LEGISLATURE OF KARNATAKA MAY ALSO BECOME COUNTER PRODUCTIVE. THE CONGRESS HAS SQUANDERED THE GOODWILL OF THE PARTY, DEPOSITED OVER THE YEARS BY OUR FOREFATHERS, AND IN DEBT NOW. THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO HAVE GOODWILL OF THE GRASSROOT WORKERS AND SYMPATHISERS. THEY DO NOT HAVE THE WELL GREASED AND FIGHTING FIT ELECTORAL MACHINERY. THEY MUST ACT AND BUILD UP THE MACHINERY NOW AND IMMEDIATELY.

      IF KARNATAKA IS LOST, CONGRESS WOULD BE IN DEEPER TROUBLES. IT MAY BE AN IRREVOCABLE SITUATION. ALL MUST SUPPORT CONGRESS NOW, OR THE SECULAR INDIA WOULD BE A THING OF THE PAST, IN THE MUSEUM!

  2. It is amazing how ill informed people are still electing Drama party in Delhi, Jungle Raj in Bihar and Corruption party in Karnataka instead of electing the Sabka saath sabka vikas Development party!!!

    • Kiran – “Corruption party in Karnataka instead of electing the Sabka saath sabka vikas Development party!!!”

      WHAT SIR, “SAB KA SAATH, SHOBHA KE VIKAS”?

      TRUE, SHE HAS PURCHASED 300 ACRES OF COFFEE PLANTATION IN COORG, BY THE MONEY CHANNELISED BY ALL INDIA BJP VICE PRESIDENT, FROM HIS CORRUPT MONEY. “THE AALI BAABAA” OF LAND MAFIA AND MINING MAFIA IS KNOWN TO ALL!

      SUSHMA SWARAJ, HAS STOPPED WORSHIPPING “VARA MAHALAKSHMI”, EVER SINCE HER ADOPTED SONS, REDDY BROTHERS, WERE PUT IN THE JAIL. SHE MADE PERIODIC …….. TO THE RSS AND THE BJP FOR TEN YEARS, FROM MINING CORRUPTION AND THE RESULT, SHE IS OUR FOREIGN MINISTER. SHE AND VASUNDHARA RAJE RECEIVES HUNDREDS OF CRORES FROM IPL MODI, YET THEY ARE THE EMBODIMENT OF ALL THE VIRTUES.

      ELECT THEM, WHO INDULGED IN STUPENDOUS CORRUPTION, EVEN AS THEY WERE IN THE OPPOSITION, SO THAT THE CANCER SPREADS INTO OUR BODY POLITIC WITHIN THE NEXT THREE YEARS, NOW THAT THEY ARE IN THE RULING!

      IF NOT, EXPLAIN FROM WHERE DID THE THE RSS AND THE BJP SPEND, AND NOW CONTINUES TO SPEND, HUNDRED TIMES MORE, BILLIONS FOR ELECTIONS AND PROPAGANDA?

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