Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in Karnataka Assembly polls winning 104 seats, but falling short of a majority. The Congress bagged 78 seats and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) ended up with 37. The Bahujan Samaj Party, who was in alliance with the JD-S bagged one seat.
In a roller-coaster ride for BJP, it initially appeared that the party was set to return to power after a five-year hiatus with a resounding majority. But at the end of counting of votes, it came tantalisingly close to the numbers needed to form the government.
At least ten ministers fell by the wayside as they lost their seats in an anti-incumbency wave. Siddaramaiah himself lost by a huge margin of 36,042 votes in his traditional constituency of Chamundeshwari in Mysuru. He, however, managed to scrape through in Badami in north Karnataka, where he won by a slender margin of 1,696 votes after a see-saw battle against BJP's B Sriramulu, a close associate of the mining baron Reddy brothers.
BJP's CM candidate Yeddyurappa won the Shikaripura seat by a margin of over 35,000 votes while Kumaraswamy won convincingly in both Channapatna and Ramanagara.
Following is the list of JD(S) winners:
|Karnataka elections - Full list of JDS winners|
|Nagthan||Devanand Fulasing Chavan|
|Sindgi||Managuli Mallappa Channaveerappa|
|Manvi||Raja Venkatappa Nayak|
|Tumkur Rural||DC Gowrishankar|
|Gubbi||SR Srinivas (Vasu)|
|Pavagada||KM Thimmarayappa (leading)|
|Chintamani||J K Krishna Reddy|
|Kolar||K Srinivasa Gowda|
|Rajarajeshwarinagar||Election May 28, Result May 31|
|Mahalakshmi Layout||K Gopalaiah|
|Nelamangala||Dr K Sreenivasamurthy|
|Malavalli||Dr K Annadani|
|Arsikere||KM Shivalinge Gowda|
|Krishnarajanagara||SA RA Mahesh|
|Hunasuru||Adaguru H Vishwanath|
|T Narasipur||Ashvin Kumar M|
Elections for 222 seats in Karnataka was held on May 12. A record 72.36 percent of the 5.07 crore electorate cast their votes, with 27,908 electors in defence services exercising their franchise through postal ballots. In all, 2,622 candidates, including 217 women contested the 222 seats, including 36 reserved for Scheduled Castes and 15 for the Scheduled Tribes.
Polling for RR Nagar seat was deferred on account of alleged electoral malpractices, while it was countermanded in Jayanagar seat following the death of the BJP candidate.