The BJP is racing towards a spectacular win in Karnataka. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 11 seats in Karnataka amnd the party is leading in other 14 seats, according to Election Commission. PC Mohan won the Bengaluru Central seat, defeating Congress’ Rizwan Arshad by over 70,000 votes. BJP candidate CS Udasi trounced Congress’ DR Patil by a margin of 1.4 lakh votes.
In a big blow to the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka, former Prime Minister and JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda was defeated in Tumkur parliamentary constituency against rival BJP’s G S Basavaraj by a margin of over 13,000 votes. Veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who has remained unassailable electorally in his several decades-long political career, is also trailing in Gulbarga against former party colleague- Umesh Jadhav of the BJP by 10,299 votes.
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The future of the Congress-JD(S) alliance, which is currently in power in the state, has been a frequent subject of speculation since it came to power last May. The media has reported the imminent fall of the government on several occasions, even as Kumaraswamy and coalition leaders have insisted that the reports are “mere speculation”. The results of Lok Sabha elections are expected to have adverse impact on the Congress-JD(S) alliance in the state.