Karnataka urban local bodies election results 2018 LIVE updates: Congress leading over BJP; JD(S) distant third

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New Delhi | Updated: September 3, 2018 10:49:26 AM

Karnataka urban local bodies election results 2018 LIVE updates: A total number of 814 candidates are in fray for three city municipal corporations. Apart from them, 350 independents candidates have also contested.

Karnataka urban local bodies electionKarnataka urban local bodies election results 2018 LIVE updates: Counting has begun

Karnataka urban local bodies election results 2018 LIVE updates: Counting is going for elections in 102 urban local bodies across three cities of Mysuru, Shivamogga and Tumakuru. As per the latest report, results have been annouced for 1412 seats out of total 2664 seats in 102 local bodies. Congress is set to emerge as the number one party after winning 560, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has so far bagged 499. While Janata Dal (Secular) is at distant third with 178 seats and independent candidates have won 150 seats.

The polling was held in 2,529 wards spread over 29 city municipalities, 53 town municipalities and 23 town panchayats and in 135 wards on August 31 from 7 AM to 5 PM. However, earlier elections were scheduled to be held in 105 Urban Local Bodies. Polling in Somwarpet, Virajpet and Kushalnagar was postponed due to onset of heavy rains leading to flash floods in Kodagu district, earlier this month.

A total number of 814 candidates are in fray for three city municipal corporations. Apart from them, 350 independents candidates have also contested. While BJP-JD(S) alliance was in control of Mysore City Corporation, Shivamogga, JD(S)-Congress had in power in Tumakuru. In a first, NOTA (none of the above) option was introduced in the local body polls in Karnataka.

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