Bengaluru, November 6: The ruling Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance in Karnataka bagged four out of five seats where by-elections were held on Saturday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost one of its Lok Sabha seat to the Congress, but retained Shivamogga or Shimoga parliamentary seat. Counting of votes for the Karnataka by-elections resuults was held today.
The Congress and JD(S) won one assembly seat each in the bypolls. Congress candidate Anand Siddu Nyamagouda won Jamkhandi assembly seat by a margin of 39480 votes. The seat was previously held by his father Siddu Nyamagouda who died in a road accident. In Ramanagra assembly seat, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy's wife and JD(S) candidate Anitha Kumaraswamy was elected by a margin of 39,480 votes. Karnataka Bypolls: Voting Concludes, Bellary Records Highest Turnout.
In Lok Sabha by-elections, the JD(S) retained Mandya parliamentary seat, while its ally Congress snatched Bellary or Ballari seat from the BJP. In Mandya, JD(S) candidate LR Shivarame Gowda won against BJP's Dr Siddaramaiah with a lead of 3,24,925 votes. In Bellary, Congress candidate VS Ugrappa defeated BJP's J Shantha by 3,24,925 votes.
Karnataka By-Elections Results 2018:
|Bellari||Lok Sabha||VS Ugrappa||Congress|
|Mandya||Lok Sabha||Shivarame Gowda||JD(S)|
|Shivamogga||Lok Sabha||BY Raghavendra||BJP|
BJP candidate BY Raghavendra, son of BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa, won Shivmogga Lok Sabha seat with a margin of 52,148 votes. Prior to the bypolls, the JD(S) held Ramanagara and Mandya seats, while the Congress Jamakhandi and the BJP Bellary and Shimoga. Around 66 per cent of the 54.5 lakh electorate have voted in the five bypolls.
Workers and supporters of the ruling alliance -- JD-S and Congress -- who contested the bye-elections together, broke into celebrations across the party's offices in Ramanagara and Jamkhandi district, as well as in Bengaluru. Following the victory, CM Kumaraswamy termed the outcome a befiting reply to the BJP.