Zee Media Bureau
Bangalore: The Congress is back in power in Karnataka. As per the latest results/trends, the party has secured a clear majority in the Legislative Assembly emerging as the single largest party in the state. The incumbent BJP and the JD(S) are fighting it out for the number two position.
In Central Karnataka, the bastion of KJP leader BS Yeddyurappa, Congress appears to have benefitted due to the vote split caused by the divorce between Yeddyurappa and the BJP.
Here, the Congress appears to have gained much ground leading to its better showing in the Karnataka Assembly Elections.
The vote split between KJP and BJP has impacted both the parties.
In Southern Karnataka, the JD(S) gave a tough fight to the Congress which has emerged as the single largest party in the vote count.
This is the region where Congress lost the most.
In Bangalore too, Deve Gowda`s JD(S) gave Congress a run for its money. The national party made small gains here and bagged under 50% of the seats. The JD(S), on the other hand, gained significantly.
It was in Mumbai Karnataka where Congress performed the best, also due to the fact that Yeddyurappa had the maximum impact on the prospects of the BJP here.
The Congress also increased its vote share in the northern region of Hyderabad Karnataka.
In the western and coastal regions, Congress wrested most of the seats BJP had won last time.