Karnataka election results Highlights: BJP set to sweep state, leaves ruling coalition in tizzy

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Updated:May 23, 2019 9:03:09 pm

Karnataka Lok Sabha election results Highlights: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 11 seats in Karnataka amnd the party is leading in 14 other seats.

Karnataka Lok Sabha election resultsVoting for the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka was held across two phases on April 18 and April 23.

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.

 

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17:56 (IST)23 May 2019
Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat, congratulates PM Modi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accepted the party's defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Addressing the media in Delhi, Rahul also congratulated BJP and Narendra Modi for the big win in the elections. "I had said that during the campaign 'janta maalik hai' and today people have clearly given their decision. I congratulate the PM and BJP," he said.

 
 
 
17:32 (IST)23 May 2019
Deve Gowda trails from Tumkur

Former PM and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda is trailing from Tumkur (Karnataka) by 12,387 votes.

15:59 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka election results: BJP wins Haveri Lok Sabha seat

BJP in Karnataka has posted its second victory in the state with its candidate from Haveri C S Udasi trouncing Congress' D R Patil by a margin of 1,40,882 votes, Election commission said on Thursday. While Udasi, who was an MP in the last Lok Sabha, secured 6,83,660 votes, Patil got 5,42,778 votes.

15:48 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka election results: BJP Yeddyurappa arrives at party headquarters in Bengaluru

BJP Karnataka president BS Yeddyurappa has arrived at the party headquarters in Bengaluru. BJP has won 1 and is leading on 23 out of the 28 seats in the state.

15:26 (IST)23 May 2019
BJP's PC Mohan wins Bengaluru Central seat

In the first result to be declared by the EC, BJP's PC Mohan has won the Bengaluru Central seat. Mohan beat Congress'Rizwan Arshad by over 70,000 votes.

14:55 (IST)23 May 2019
India wins again, tweets PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi has described the BJP's victory as 'sabka sath, sabka vikas and sabka vishvas'. He said that India wins again. 

13:55 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka election results: Trends at 1pm

Here is the party-wise break up of the seat tally in Karnataka

Total seats: 28

BJP: 24Congress: 2JDS: 1Others: 1

13:32 (IST)23 May 2019
Prakash Raj leaves counting centre after realising he's losing

Actor Prakash Raj, who is contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central, on Thursday left a counting centre midway after learning that he was trailing at number three behind the BJP and the Congress.

The National Award winning actor is pitted against Rizwan Arshad of the Congress and sitting BJP MP P C Mohan.

12:44 (IST)23 May 2019
Bangalore South election result: Tejasvi Surya takes huge lead of over 1.5 lakh against BK Hariprasad

Bangalore South is one of the 28 Lok Sabha Parliamentary constituencies in Karnataka which is being ruled by a coalition government of Congress-JDS. This parliamentary constituency has eight assembly segments: Govindraj Nagar, Vijay Nagar, Chickpet, Basavanagudi, Padmanaba Nagar, BTM Layout, Jayanagar and Bommanahalli.

12:18 (IST)23 May 2019
BJP celebrates in Karnataka as early trends in party's favour

As the favourable trends came out, BJP cadres burst into jubilation chanting of 'BJP Dil Se, Modi Fir Se' and 'Matthomme Modi' (Modi again) in front of the party headquarters here.

The party workers swarmed Jagannath Bhavan, waving party flags, posters, placards and filling the air with pro-BJP slogans.

They burst crackers too as the trends showed the party heading towards a big victory.

11:55 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka Lok Sabha election results: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge trailing in Gulbarga

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.

11:35 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka election results: Deve Gowda trailing in Tumkur, BJP ahead

Former Prime Minister and JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda is trailing in Tumkur against BJP's G S Basavaraj by amargin of 5,026 votes.

11:26 (IST)23 May 2019
Mandya elections results: Kumaraswamy's son trailing

There is a tight contest going on at the Mandya Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka. Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh has a slender edge over Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil.

11:22 (IST)23 May 2019
Congress-JD(S) alliance fails to strike rich in Karnataka

Congress is ahead in three seats and JD(S) in one, with trends available so far indicating that the alliance between the two parties may not have worked.

The BJP is leading on 23.

10:58 (IST)23 May 2019
BJP begin celebrations in Karnataka

With the BJP leading on 21 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, party workers have already started celebrations across the state.

10:54 (IST)23 May 2019
Mandya elections results: Kumaraswwamy's son trailing

There is a tight contest going on at the Mandya Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka. Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh has a slender edge over Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil.

10:54 (IST)23 May 2019
Mandya elections results: Kumaraswwamy's son trailing

There is a tight contest going on at the Mandya Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka. Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh has a slender edge over Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil.

10:54 (IST)23 May 2019
Mandya elections results: Kumaraswwamy's son trailing

There is a tight contest going on at the Mandya Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka. Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh has a slender edge over Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil.

10:45 (IST)23 May 2019
Bangalore South election result: Tejasvi Surya leads against BK Hariprasad

Bharatiya Janata Party’s young blood Tejasvi Surya is leading against Congress old guard BK Hariprasad in a bid to retain the most prestigious seat for the party in Karnataka. Late BJP leader Ananth Kumar won Bangalore South for six consecutive terms from 1996 to 2014. Kumar died last year forcing the saffron party to look for the another candidate to represent this BJP bastion. Read full story here

10:37 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka election results: Trends at 10am

The BJP is ahead at 10am in Karnataka, according to EC data.

Tota seats: 28 BJP: 21Congress: 5JD(S): 2Others: 0

10:16 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka Election Results: Clean sweep for BJP?

If initial trends are anything to go by, the BJP is likely to sweep Karnataka, where it is ahead in around 23 constituencies. The JD(S)-Congress combine, meanwhile, leads in five seats.

09:50 (IST)23 May 2019
Mandya election result: JDS leading

JD(S) leader Nikhil Kumaraswamy leading from Mandya parliamentary seat; Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh trailing.

09:29 (IST)23 May 2019
BJP ahead on most seats, but margins small

In Dakshina Kannada, the saffron party's sitting MP Nalin Kumar Kateel was leading against Congress' Mithun M Rai by 1,912 votes.

In Davangere, BJP's sitting MP and former Union Minister G M Siddeshwara was leading against Congress' H B Manjappa by a margin of 953 votes.

09:26 (IST)23 May 2019
Deve Gowda leading in Tumkur

Former Prime Minister and JD-S supremo HD Deve Gowda is currently ahead in Tumkur Lok Sabha constituency. The Congress and JD (S) had last year joined hands to form government in Karnataka after the combine managed to cross the halfway mark in the state assembly.

09:20 (IST)23 May 2019
BJP ahead on 17 seats: EC

As per official Election Commission data, the BJP is leading on 17 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.

09:11 (IST)23 May 2019
BJP's Tejaswi Surya leading in Bangalore South

BJP candidate Tejaswi Surya leading in Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency by 6,000 votes, according to news channel India Today.

08:52 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka Lok Sabha Chunav: Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde leading in Uttara Kannada constituency

BJP leader Ananth Kumar Hegde is currently leading on the Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka.

08:43 (IST)23 May 2019
How counting of votes is done in Indian elections: A step by step guide

Election Commission has devised elaborate procedures for counting of votes. Transparency of process lies in randomisation of officials and involvement of political parties at every stage. Read full story here

08:35 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka election results: BJP surges ahead

It is just 30 minutes since counting has begun and the BJP has already leading in 20 seats in Karnataka, according to news channel NDTV. The Congress is ahead on 7.

08:27 (IST)23 May 2019
Voter turnout in Karnataka

While the highest voting percentage was recorded in Mandya Parliamentary constituency (80.23 per cent), the lowest voting percentage was recorded in Bangalore South (53.47 per cent).

08:11 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka election results: First trends in, BJP ahead

The Bharatiya Janata Party is leading on 2 seats in Karnataka, while Congress is leading on 1 as early trends of the Lok Sabha election results come in.

08:01 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka Lok Sabha election results: Counting of votes begins

The counting for the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka has begun. In the 2014 elections, the BJP had won 17 seats, while the Congress had bagged 2. The remaining two seats were claimed by the Janata Dal (Secular).

07:47 (IST)23 May 2019
Kumaraswamy calls exit polls 'manufactured'

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy had hit out at the exit polls and raised concerns over the vulnerability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). In a series of tweets, Kumaraswamy, alleged that this “artificially engineered” or “manufactured” Modi wave is being used by the BJP to lure regional parties well in advance to fill any shortfall after the results on May 23.

07:30 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka Election results: BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya confident of winning Bengaluru South

Karnataka BJP candidate from Bengaluru South constituency, Tejasvi Surya said, I am sure we will win. I am confident I will be able to contribute to legislation and policy making in this country."" 

(ANI Photo)
07:24 (IST)23 May 2019
Lok Sabha chunav: BJP's Umesh Jadhav confident of defeating Mallikarjun Kharge

Umesh Jadhav, BJP candidate from Kalaburagi,Karnataka who is contesting against Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge: Narendra Modi will become the PM. I'm hopeful of winning the seat.After this,within a day or two this coalition govt is going to fall on its own and BJP govt will be formed.

07:20 (IST)23 May 2019
Modi wave hit Karnataka during 2014 elections

In the 2014 elections, the BJP had won 17 seats, while the Congress had bagged 2. The remaining two seats were claimed by the Janata Dal (Secular). However, during the by-poll in November last year, BJP had lost the Bellary seat to Congress.

While BJP had gained a vote share of 43.37 per cent in 2014 polls, Congress and JD(S) had secured 41.15 per cent and 11.07 per cent respectively.

07:10 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka Lok Sabha election results: Key contestants in the fray

Key contestants in fray in the first phase of polling in the state are former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda (Tumkur), his grandsons Prajwal Revanna and Nikhil Kumaraswamy from Hassan and Mandya, as also Union Minister Sadananda Gowda(BangaloreNorth) and senior Congress leaders Verappa Moily (Chikkaballapura) and Sumalatha Ambareesh (Mandya).

In the second phase, among prominent contestants were Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Ministers Ananth Kumar Hegde from Uttara Kannada, Ramesh Jigajinagi from Bijapur, BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa's son B Y Raghavendra and former chief minister S Bangarappa's son MadhuBangarappa of JD(S) from Shimogga, among others.

06:57 (IST)23 May 2019
EC says Karnataka results to be out by 6pm

State Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said the first set of results may start from 3 PM and may be over by 6 PM.

However, it can delay further too.

Generally, results would start from 12 noon, but because four hours additional time will be required (for VVPAT counting), 'maybe from 3 PM onwards, we expect our results between 3 PM to 6 PM,' Kumar had said on Tuesday.

06:44 (IST)23 May 2019
Cong-JDS govt on edge amid fears of LS polls outcome impact on stability

As the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka led by HD Kumaraswamy completes one year Thursday, the ruling coalition is on the edge with the Lok Sabha results widely expected to have a bearing on its stability.

06:35 (IST)23 May 2019
Karnataka Lok Sabha election results: Counting of votes to begin shortly

Hello and welcome to the Financial Express live coverage of Karnataka Lok Sabha election result 2019. Voting for the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka was held across two phases on April 18 and April 23.

The future of the 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.
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