Karnataka Assembly elections Results 2013: Is this the end of BS Yeddyurappa?
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Karnataka Assembly elections Results 2013: Is this the end of BS Yeddyurappa?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 10:42
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Karnataka Assembly elections Results 2013: Is this the end of BS Yeddyurappa? Zee Media Bureau

Bangalore: Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) chief BS Yeddyurappa might have succeeded in ruining BJP’s chances of winning good number of seats in Karnataka, but he himself has no reason to cheer for his own party, which has fared poorly as the counting of votes began on Wednesday.

The Lingayat leader has clearly failed to convert the BJP's losses into gains for his newly formed KJP, which was leading in just 15 seats till the trends last came 10.40 am.

KJP was not expected to throw a surprise in the single-phased May assembly elections in Karnataka, but no one hoped that BSY’s party will finish fourth in the final tally, as the current trends suggest.

For Yeddyurappa, today’s verdict is career-defining. The number of seats his KJP bags will determine his political clout and future in the state's politics.

Though the final results are yet to come, the trends so far have suggested that the Lingayat leader’s hope to be the kingmaker in the formation of new government in Karnataka is fast fading.

BS Yeddyurappa had big hopes of winning at least 42 seats to be able to bargain power with Congress if the latter fails to win 100-seats.

Ahead of the counting, some leaders of KJP have said in private that the party is ready to support a Congress government, if it comes to that.

But it's still not clear if the Congress would accept KJP support, particularly as it had gone hammer and tongs against Yeddyurappa when he was the Chief Minister and faced corruption charges.

Karnataka Assembly elections Results 2013: Is this the end of BS Yeddyurappa? The Congress is hoping that it would not have to depend on others to form government.

Prima facie, it appears that Yeddyurappa may have accomplished his task to decimate the BJP, by chipping away a few percent of votes. In the last elections, the BJP had secured nearly one per cent votes less than Congress but still managed to bag 30 seats more than it.

KJP's stance post the election-results will be keenly watched as it's predicted to win about only two dozen seats, at the most.

In Karnataka, the BJP was for years associated with Yeddyuruappa, the man who led it to form its first ever government in south India. He dominated the scene and defied his party leadership with impunity when he was asked to step down on corruption charges after the state Lokayukta charged him with profiteering from illegal mining in the state. Yeddyurappa eventually quit as Chief Minister in July 2011.

He was arrested later that year and spent close to three weeks in jail. Upon his release, he sought to be re-instated as Chief Minister, but the BJP leadership did not oblige. Nor did it give him a prominent post in the party's state outfit. Yeddyurappa finally quit his party of 40 years in November 2012 and took along with him his staunchest supporters and formed the KJP in December.

Karnataka Assembly elections Results 2013: Is this the end of BS Yeddyurappa? He had then claimed that his party would win the Assembly elections but his bravado was perhaps premature. In the urban local body elections held in March, the KJP flopped. Yeddyurappa failed to demonstrate influence anywhere save in Gulbarga, where his party won seven wards. The Congress was the big winner then, winning the majority of seats.

Ever the political pragmatist, Yeddyurappa had started reaching out to other players in Karnataka even as he was exiting the BJP. He paid the Congress several compliments, perhaps seeking to open new doors as one closed behind him.

In the 2008 elections, BJP secured 110 seats, three short of majority and formed the government with the help of five independents who were made ministers. Congress bagged 80 seats and JD-S 28. The overall voter turnout then was 64.91 per cent.

With Agency inputs

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First Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 09:41

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mg.Suresh - puducherry
Congrats to Ragulji..... is a one man developer and trainer of Congress party he is god of young stars.
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MG.Suresh - puducherry , nettapakkam - village
Congress only well develope our Nation. Good luck to our great young National leader and future Prime Minister Ragulji, he had take high level initiate to Victory of Kanadaka Assembly election over all indian people would like Ragulji become a prime minister .
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Rancho - yeddihell
This result one way is good for BJP. The worm like Cheddi the Yeddi is completely evaporaised. Better for him to hand himself. Shameless guy. Now Karnatak BJP become somewhat clean and a lesson is given to inobedient brainless childrens like Yeddi. He was thinking BJP is Yeddi. Now he understood the party is party and no individual is greater than party.
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Pramod - Indore
He never will be able to show his Blacked face in public, this gaddar back stabber was a burden on BJP and what BJP has done was the real treatment for him. What give pains is why karnataka people have voted to most corrupt Congress. They should have given one more chance to BJP since they were trying to clean the system.
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shiva prasad - bangalore
sir,let clarify on certain issues in ktk.all CMs in karnataka previous to yeddy have mining bussiness, including some of the childern of prominant cong leaders, this is a fact, second all land denotification done in karnataka was by cong CMs since 1994, third the so called santosh hedge , never investigated the misdeeds of other govt previous to 2006, why , he has been targated since they never wanted one more narender modi,
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prabhakar Dharannavar - Bijapur
Congrats Congress!!!!!!!!!, The madate is to you because we the people of Karnataka frustrated with the BJP goverment and its internal quarrels like kids and corruption. Hope the Congres goverment will keep these things in mind and work honestly for the state and its development. Good Luck!!!!!!! Cheers!!!!!
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Kanak - Bangalore
I think you either don`t read the news about Congress scams or are a Congressman & beneficiary. WORK HONESTLY & CONGRESS?
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Prabhakar Dharennavar - Bijapur(Indi)
Happy to see the results of Karnataka Assembly election. People gave a mandate to the Congress party hoping they lead the state corruption free and work honestly for the people of the state.Over all development of the state. Hoping for the good government. Good luck.
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vikas kumar singh - varanasi
agar bjp siddhanto wali party hai to b.s yedurappa ko kabhi bhi bjp me wapas nahi lana chahiye.
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swami - bangalore
It is sad that people of Karnataka did not give a chance to Jagdish Shettar ,a good politician who was carrying on his job and he along with Sadanand Gowda tried to clear up the mess the Reddy Brothers and Yedurappa did.They should have only punished the Reddy`s Srimalu and yedi and not defeated good candidates of BJP.It was the only party which gave tickets to people with no criminal record.Bad luck to the people of Karnataka who voted the most corrupt party the country has produced.The fault lies with the people for not voting good and honest people.
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common man - Andhra Pradesh
Clear indication of congress win in karnataka. But it is looting time for congress now in Karnataka
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satish kumar sharma - ludhiana
Yes, definitely its end of Yeddureppa now CBI will open his scams also. He is traitor of BJP.
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Mahesh Marapaka - Andhra pradesh
Oh...oh...congress government coming in karnataka to robery every thing.....blacka day for kannada people,but they are not understanding.....



swami - bangalore
It is sad that people of Karnataka did not give a chance to Jagdish Shettar ,a good politician who was carrying on his job and he along with Sadanand Gowda tried to clear up the mess the Reddy Brothers and Yedurappa did.They should have only punished the Reddy`s Srimalu and yedi and not defeated good candidates of BJP.It was the only party which gave tickets to people with no criminal record.Bad luck to the people of Karnataka who voted the most corrupt party the country has produced.The fault lies with the people for not voting good and honest people.



Pramod - Indore
He never will be able to show his Blacked face in public, this gaddar back stabber was a burden on BJP and what BJP has done was the real treatment for him. What give pains is why karnataka people have voted to most corrupt Congress. They should have given one more chance to BJP since they were trying to clean the system.





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