Karnataka assembly election live results 2018: Nippani, Chikkodi-Sadalga, Athani, Kagwad, Kudachi, Raybag, Hukkeri, Arabhavi, Gokak, Yemkanmardi, Belgaum Uttar, Belgaum Dakshin, Belgaum Rural, Khanapur, Kittur latest news

 The counting of votes for the keenly contested Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 has begun and initial trends/results have started pouring in on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Here the latest updates for Nippani, Chikkodi-Sadalga, Athani, Kagwad, Kudachi, Raybag, Hukkeri, Arabhavi, Gokak, Yemkanmardi, Belgaum Uttar, Belgaum Dakshin, Belgaum Rural, Khanapur and Kittur assembly constituentcies.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:30

BENGALURU: The Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP crossed the halfway mark within the first three hours of counting during Karnataka Assembly Polls Results 2018. The party is now set to form the government, leading in more than 121 seats. The Congress, which got an early lead, could barely hold on to 57 seats. JDS+ also secured a lead in 42 seats. BJP candidate Yeddyurappa is leading From Shikaripura. Incumbent Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah trailed behind in Chamundeshwari and maintained a small lead in Badami seat.

Here the latest updates for Nippani, Chikkodi-Sadalga, Athani, Kagwad, Kudachi, Raybag, Hukkeri, Arabhavi, Gokak, Yemkanmardi, Belgaum Uttar, Belgaum Dakshin, Belgaum Rural, Khanapur and Kittur assembly constituencies.

Karnataka Assembly elections results 2018: Live updates 

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Out of 225 Karnataka Assembly segments, 222 went to the polls on May 12. The election in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar seat was delayed to May 28 due to the recovery of a large number of voter ID cards. The election in Jayanagar segment was countermanded in the wake of the demise of BJP candidate BN Vijaya Kumar on May 4. The Karnataka election results 2018 are significant for the ruling Congress as well as the Bharatiya Janata Party.

While Karnataka Assembly has 225 seats, voting took place for 224 constituencies as one is a nominated member from the Anglo-Indian community.

A total of 2,655 candidates are in the fray for the 224 seats in Karnataka Assembly. Among the candidates are four sitting and former chief ministers - the current CM Siddaramaiah, former BJP chief ministers BS Yeddyurappa and Jagdish Shettar, and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy. There are 219 women, too, among the aspirants. While the BJP is contesting in all 224 seats, the Congress put up candidates in 222 and the JDS in 201 seats.

According to the state Chief Electoral Officer Sanjeev Kumar 72.13 percent voters came out to exercise their franchise which is the highest in the Karnataka Assembly elections since the 1952 state polls.

15 May 2018, 11:30 AM

Updates:

Nippani: BJP candidate JOLLE SHASHIKALA ANNASAHEB is leading with 36568 votes, ahead of Congressman KAKASO PANDURANG PATIL

Chikkodi-Sadalga: Congress candidate GANESH PRAKASH HUKKERI leading with 27760 votes. BJP candidate ANNASAHEB SHANKAR JOLLE on second spot

Athani: Congress candidate MAHESH IRANAGOUDA KUMATHALLI ahead of BJP's LAXMAN SANGAPPA SAVADI by a small margin of votes.

Kagwad: Congress' candidate SHRIMANT BALASAHEB PATIL leading with 14454 votes. BJP's BHARAMAGOUDA ALAGOUDA KAGE gets 9663 votes.

Kudachi: Congressman AMIT SHAMA GHATAGE ahead of BJP's P.RAJEEV by small 2000+ votes

Belgaum Dakshin: BJP candidate ABHAY PATIL leading with 21253 votes. 

Belgaum Rural: Congressman LAXMI R HEBBALKAR gets 16973 votes, BJP's SANJAY B PATIL secures 12399 votes.

Belgaum Uttar: BJP candidate ANIL S BENAKE gets 48245, Congress candidate FAIROZ NURUDDIN SAITH secures 38431 votes.

15 May 2018, 09:25 AM

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reportedly trailing by over 11,000 votes in Chamundeshwari, as per latest trends.

15 May 2018, 09:06 AM

Trends pour in from 208 out of 222 Assembly seats in Karnataka - The BJP remains ahead with leads on 93 seats and the Congress is leading on 88 seats. If the trend continues, the JDS will emerge as the kingmaker as it is currently maintaining leads on 26 seats.

15 May 2018, 09:03 AM

Here are the official trends from the EC: BJP leading on 10 seats, Congress leading on 5 seats, JDS on 1 and others on 1.

 

15 May 2018, 08:55 AM

Here the visuals of the havan performed by Congress workers outside AICC office in Delhi, ahead of counting of votes for Karnataka Elections 2018.

 

15 May 2018, 08:53 AM

The Congress is ahead on 40 seats while the BJP maintaining its lead on 36 seats, as per the available tends for 90 seats. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is trailing from both Chamundeshwari and Badami seats.

15 May 2018, 08:39 AM

Trends coming in from 72 seats show Congress leading on 33 seats while BJP is a close second with leads on 28 seats. The JDS is leading on 10 seats.

15 May 2018, 08:31 AM

According to trends coming in from 36 seats, the ruling Congress is leading on 25 seats while the BJP and JDS are locked in a neck-and-neck fight with leads on six and five seats respectively.

15 May 2018, 07:58 AM

The counting of votes for 222 Assembly seats of Karnataka has begun. The ballot boxes are being opened at 293 counting centres, according to reports. 

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