Karnataka Bypoll Results 2019 Updates: Big win for Yediyurappa, BJP sweeps 12 of 15 seats

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Updated:Dec 09, 2019 10:33:52 pm

Karnataka Bypoll Results Updates: The BJP has retained majority in the Karnataka Assembly. The saffron party won 12 of the 15 seats that went to polls last week.

Karnataka Bypoll Results, Karnataka By Election ResultsBS Yediyurappa to continue as CM of Karnataka after BJP sweeps 12 of 15 seats in bypolls.

Karnataka By Election Results 2019 Updates: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 12 of the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka that went to by-elections on December 5. With this, the saffron party under the leadership of BS Yediyurappa has increased its tally from 105 to 117 in the Vidhan Soudha.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the voters for showing faith in the BJP, adding that the people have punished the Congress and JD(S) for back-stabbing the mandate. “The Congress and its allies subverted the mandate in Karnataka, stabbed it in the back. These parties will now have to bite the dust,” he said. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that the BJP will provide a pro-people government and also dropped hints that 11 of the 12 winning candidates may be inducted into the Cabinet.

The bypolls were held to fill the vacancies caused by the disqualification of 17 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs, whose revolt led to collapse of the H D Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in July and paved the way for BJP to come to power. A total of 15 of 17 seats went to the polls — Athani, Kagawad, Gokak, Yellapur, Hirekerur, Ranebennur, Vijayanagara, Chikkaballapur, Hoskote, KR Pura, Yeswanthpur, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivajinagar, Krishnarajpet and Hunsur. Twelve of the 15 seats were held by the Congress and three by JD(S).

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    18:31 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Field day for defectors as Karnataka voters back them in bypolls

    Turncoats had a field day in the Karnataka Assembly by-elections to 15 segments as 11 of the total 13 of them in the fray after joining the BJP emerged victorious. And now, ministerial berths also awaits them. Ten were in the Congress previously and three in the JDS headed by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda.The 11 winners are: Mahesh Kumatalli (Athani),Srimant Patil (Kagwad), Ramesh Jarkiholi (Gokak), A ShivaramHebbar (Yellapur), B C Patil (Hirekerur), Anand Singh(Vijayanagara), Dr K Sudhakar (Chikkaballapura), ByrathiBasavaraj (KR Pura), K Gopalaiah (Mahalakshmi Layout), Narayana Gowda (KR Pet) and S T Somashekhar (Yashwanthapura).

    18:15 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka voters reject opportunist politics: Devendra Fadnavis

    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".

    Fadnavis said the voters rejected parties who "stole" mandate for the sake of power, apparently referring to the Congress and the JD(S) joining hands to keep the BJP, which had emerged as the single-largest political formation after the 2018 Karnataka assembly polls, out of power. "In the very first chance they get, this is how voters react to opportunist politics & stealing of mandate by rejected parties by coming together for the sake of power! He further said, #KarnatakaBypolls result proves that people wont tolerate if someone tries to play with public mandate & wish!" he said in a statement issued from his official Twitter account.

    17:54 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    BJP candidate wins Yeshvanthapura seat

    BJP's S T Somashekar has won the Yeshvanthapura assembly seat. He defeated JD(S) candidate TN Gowda by a margin of 27,699 votes.

    17:26 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka assembly bypolls: BJP secures comfortable majority

    BJP secures comfortable majority in the Karnataka assembly as the saffron party won 12 out of 15 seats in the bypolls. In a poor show, the Congress party won two assembly seats while an independent candidate Sharath Bachegowda won from Hosakote assembly seat. Former Congress ally JD(S) failed to open its tally.

    16:59 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Hosakote election results: Independent candidate Sharath Bachegowda wins

    Independent candidate and a BJP rebel Sharath Kumar Bachegowda has won the Hosakote assembly seat. He defeated BJP candidate MTB Nagaraj by a margin of 11,486 votes.

    16:37 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Hirekerur bypoll results: BJP candidate wins by over 29,000 votes

    BJP candidate B C Patil has won the Hirekerur assembly seat, defeating Bannikod Hanumantappa of the Congress by 29,067 votes.

    16:32 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Congress' Karnataka State President Dinesh Gundu Rao resigns

    Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President Dinesh Gundu Rao has resigned from his post, taking responsibility for the party's poor show in the assembly bypolls. Congress could manage to win only two seats in a huge setback to the opposition party. The party held 12 of the 15 seats where by-elections were held on December 5.

    16:15 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    BJP wins Kagwad seat

    BJP candidate Balasaheb Patil has won from the Kagwad assembly seat after defeating Congress' Bharamgouda Alagouda Kage by 18,557 votes.

    15:41 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Siddaramaiah resigns as CLP leader after bypoll results

    Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has resigned as Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader after the Congress suffered a blow in the Karnataka bypolls. "As a leader of legislative party, I need to respect democracy. I have resigned as Congress Legislative Party leader. I have submitted my resignation to Sonia Gandhi Ji," he said.

    Congress party has won only two out of 15 Assembly seats in the bypolls.

    15:33 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    BJP opens maiden account in Vokkaliga bastion of Mandya

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka scripted history by recording its first-ever win in the JDS' citadel Vokkaliga in Mandya district. The BJP also opened its account in Chikkaballapura and Gokak assembly segments. BJP candidate Narayana Gowda won from K R Pete in Mandya district, defeating JDS candidate B L Devaraj by over 9,700 votes. The seat was dominated by Congress and JD(S) for decades, and BJP had no presence.

    15:04 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Mahalakshmi Layout: BJP's K Gopalaiah wins

    BJP's K Gopalaiah wins in Mahalakshmi Layout, defeating Congress candidate M Shivaraju by 54,386 votes.

    15:03 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Congress, JDS disqualified" in people's court: BJP

    BJP's Karnataka unit chief Nalin Kumar Kateel 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 said.

    15:01 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Hunasuru bypoll result: Congress wins

    Congress candidate HP Manjunath wins in Hunasuru.  Manjunath defeated BJP candidate Adagooru H Vishwanath by 39,727 votes.

    14:12 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Krishnarajapete bypoll result: BJP's Narayan Gowda wins

    The BJP has also registered a win in the Krishnarajapete seat. Its candidate Narayan Gowda has defeated JD(S) candidate B L Devaraj by 9,731 votes.

    14:11 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Ranibennur bypolls resulr: BJP candidate wins

    BJP candidate wins in Ranibennur constituency. Arunkumar Guththur defeated Congress candidate K B Koliwad by a margin of 23,222 votes.

    14:08 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka Bypoll Election Results 2019: BJP leading in 9 seats, Congress in 2

    According to the Election Commission od India data, the Bharatiya Janata Party has won three seats and leading in nine seats. The Congress is leading in 2 seats and Independent leading in 1 seat.

    13:22 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Will give a pro-people government: Yediyurappa

    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa said that the BJP will provide a pro-people government. "I am happy that people have given a very good verdict. Now, without any problem we can give a pro-people and a stable government," he said.

    13:02 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    People of Karnataka have chosen a stable government: PM Modi

    Meanwhile, reacting to the outcome, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people of the state have declared that Congress and JD(S) will not be able to betray them. He said that the people of Karnataka have opted for a firm government instead of a questionable coalition.

    13:01 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka By Election Results Today Live Coverage: BJP crosses majority with 12 new MLAs

    BJP's Arvind Limbali said this result is a great victory for the BJP. The previous government collapsed as their MLAs resigned because they didn't get grants to develop their constituencies. "The coalition was not functioning smoothly. MLAs resigned as they were unhappy. These MLAs can no longer be called disqualified," he said.

    12:59 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Gokak bypoll result: BJP candidate Ramesh Jarkiholi wins

    BJP candidate Ramesh Jarkiholi wins from Gokak constituency. BJP candidate Arun Kumar wins from Ranebennur.

    12:50 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    11 candidates can become ministers: BS Yediyurappa

    CM BS Yediyurappa said that eleven MLAs will get cabinet berth out of the 12 winning candidates. "Ranebennur BJP candidate wasn't promised anything and I don't see any problem with all 11 becoming ministers. In the next 3-4 days I'll go to Delhi and finalise everything," he said.

    12:16 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Hirekerur bypoll result: BJP's BC Patil wins

    BJP candidate BC Patil has won from the Hirekerur constituency.

    12:15 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Vijayanagar: BJP candidate Anand Singh wins

    BJP candidate Anand Singh has won from Vijayanagar constituency. He defeated VY Ghorpade of the Congress by 30,125 votes. Vijayanagara (Gen) is a constituency in the Bellary district.

    12:14 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Yellapur bypoll result: BJP candidate Arbail Shivaram Hebbar wins

    BJP candidate from Yellapur, Arbail Shivaram Hebbar  wins. Shivaram defeated Congress' Bhimanna Naik by a margin of over 31,000 votes.

    12:11 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka bypolls results: Minister says BJP will decide if all 12 will get Cabinet berth

    Karnataka minister Ashok says party will decide if all the 12 defectors, who now seem to be winning the seats for BJP, will get Cabinet berths. The BJP is leading in 12 of the 15 seats.

    12:02 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka bypoll results: Tejasvi Surya thanks people for voting for a stable government

    BJP MP Tejasvi Surya congratulates Chief Minister B S Yedipurappa and thanks Karnataka for voting for a stable government. "Your 2018 mandate for BJP has been fortified with the bye election results. Under the leadership of CM our government will give stable and good governance for our beloved state."

    11:36 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa celebrates as BJP leads on 12 seats

    Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa celebrates with his son BY Vijayendra as BJP leads on 12 out of 15 seats.

    11:18 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Chikkaballapur bypoll result: BJP candidate K Sudhakar takes massive lead

    BJP candidate and disqualified Congress MLA K Sudhakar is leading by over 24,520 votes in Chikkaballapur constituency. Sudhakar was among the first Congress leaders in the state to publicly criticise the party's coalition with the JD(S).

    11:01 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka Vote Counting Live Updates: BJP leading in 12 seats, Congress in 2

    The BJP is leading in 12 seats and the Congress in two seats. An independent candidate is leading in one seat. The bypolls to 15 seats took place on December 5.

    10:37 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka Vote Counting Live Updates: Congress concedes defeat

    Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar on Monday morning concedes defeat in the bypolls. He said, "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."

    10:36 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka Bypoll Results 2019 Live

    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).

    10:25 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka bypolls: Why today's verdict will decide the fate of BJP government?

    In the assembly with the current strength of 208, the BJP has 105 MLAs (including an independent), the Congress 66 and the JD(S) has 34 MLAs. After polls on 15 seats, the House strength will go up to 223. Then the BJP needs to have 112 to retain power in the state. Therefore, the saffron party needs to win at least six of the 15 seats to remain in the majority. The two seats -- Maski and R R Nagar will remain vacant.

    10:16 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Hosakote bypoll result: Independent Sharath Bachegowda takes lead

    BJP rebel and Independent candidate Sharath Kumar Bachegowda is leading against BJP candidate MTB Nagaraj in the Hosakote Assembly seat. Nagaraj is the richest MLA in the country. Nagaraj is trailing by 3,879 votes.

    10:08 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    ECI trends: BJP ahead on 10 seats

    According to the Election Commission's trends, the BJP leading in 10 seats, Congress and JDS leading in 2 seats each, Independent -1. Counting is underway in 15 assembly seats.

    09:56 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka bypolls resules live: BJP leader says party will win 13 seats

    Karnataka BJP spokesperson Vaman Acharya said that the party will win 13 of the 15 seats. Several exit polls have also predicted that the ruling saffron party will win maximum seats. The BJP needs six seats to remain in power.

    09:49 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Mahalakshmi Bayout: BJP leads

    Postal ballots results are out for Mahalakshmi layout seat. BJP candidate K Gopalaiah is leading from the seat.

    09:48 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Yeshwanthpur bypoll result: JD(S) candidate leads

    After round 2 of counting of votes in Yeshwanthpur, JD(S) is leading with 2091 votes. Earlier, BJP was in the lead.

    09:42 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka bypolls results Live: Congress, JD(S) leading in 2 seats each

    The Janata Dal (Secular) is leading in 2 seats - Yeshwantpur and KR Pete. The Congress is leading in 2 seats - Shivajinagar and Hunsur. An Independent candidate is leading in Hoskote constituency. BJP is leading in 10 seats.

    09:22 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    BS Yediyurappa visits Dharmasthala

    Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa went to Dharmasthala and sought the blessings of Lord Manjunatha. Amid chanting of hymns, Yediyurappa performed a special puja in the temple for his partys (BJP) victory in the polls and successful completion of his tenure in the next three-and-a-half years. The BJP needs at least six seats in the assembly. At the end of the rituals, the priest tied a turban around his head.

    09:19 (IST)09 Dec 2019
    Karnataka bypolls results: Deve Gowda visits Saibaba temple

    Former prime minister and JD (S) chief HD Deve Gowda on Sunday visited Saibaba temple in Shirdi in Maharashtra on the eve of the results of the crucial Karnataka assembly bypolls. "For me, Ram and Raheem are the same. I prayed to Saibaba for the betterment and development of the country," Deve Gowda told reporters in Shirdi in Ahmednagar district.

    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa. (File Photo.)The bypolls were held to fill the vacancies caused by the disqualification of 17 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs, whose revolt led to collapse of the H D Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in July and paved the way for BJP to come to power. A total of 15 of 17 seats went to the polls -- Athani, Kagawad, Gokak, Yellapur, Hirekerur, Ranebennur, Vijayanagara, Chikkaballapur, Hoskote, KR Pura, Yeswanthpur, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivajinagar, Krishnarajpet and Hunsur. Twelve of the 15 seats were held by the Congress and three by JD(S).
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