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Congress back with a bang in Karnataka; BJP, KJP bite the dust

 

Congress back with a bang in Karnataka; BJP, KJP bite the dust Zee Media Bureau

Bangalore:The Congress on Wednesday stormed back to power in Karnataka in a spectacular fashion after seven years, decimating the ruling BJP and BS Yeddyurappa’s KJP along the way.

In good tidings for a party battered by a series of scams at the national stage, Congress put up an impressive show in the elections bagging 121 seats, eight more than the half-way mark in a House of 224, obviating the need for crutches and belying predictions.

Polls were held for 223 seats with one countermanded after a BJP candidate died.

However, it would not be easy for the Congress high command to name its choice for Chief Minister’s chair. Senior Congressmen who see themselves as the right choice for the top job have already started to lobby support in their favour.

Among those waiting with bated breath are Siddaramaiah, DK Shiva Kumar, G Parameshwara, Veerappa Moily and Mallikarjuna Kharge. For the record Sonia Gandhi has said that the leader will be chosen by the MLAs.

The BJP, which had triumphantly showcased its southern bastion while pitching for respect as a national party, was decimated to just 40 seats in the 224 member assembly.

Victory in the battle for the Vidhan Soudha has come as a breath of fresh air for Congress’ rank and file and also as optimistic news for the party leadership which has been battling multiple allegations of graft/impropriety against its ministers at the Centre.

Embolden by the win, the UPA government adjourned the Parliament sine dine today, two days ahead of schedule.

The BJP has itself to blame for the humiliating loss. Saddled by corruption, infighting within the cadre and rebellion by BS Yeddyurappa, it was all the way down hill for the party that dreams of occupying the South Block in 2014.

The other big story is the hard lesson learnt by BS Yeddyurappa – no individual is bigger than the party. His party, KJP has won 6 seats.

JD(S) of the Gowdas fared better winning 40 seats. However, Kumaraswamy’s wish to play kingmaker would have to wait another five years as the Congress has secured a simple majority.

Congress back with a bang in Karnataka; BJP, KJP bite the dust Key candidates

Congress

Won: Priyank M Kharge (Chittapur), Dinesh Gundurao (Gandhi Nagar), Roshan Baig (Shivajinagar), Siddaramaiah (Varuna), Umashree (Terdal), Ajay Dharmsingh (Jevargi), Ramalinga Reddy (BTM Laylout), MP Patila (Babaleshwar), RV Deshpande (Haliyal), K Gopal Poojary (Byndoor), Pramod Madwaraj (Udupi), Vinay Kumar Sorake (Kapu), UT Khader (Mangalore), Shakuntala Shetty (Puttur), K Abhayacharya (Moodabidri), HS Mahadeva Prasad (Gundlupet), K Sudhakar (Chikballapur), Makbul S Bagawan (Bijapur City), RV Devraj (Chickpet), Tanveer Sait (Narasimhraja), BG Govindappa (Hosadurga), Ramesh Jarkhiholi (Gokak), Umesh Jadhav (Chincholi), KB Prassana Kumar (Shimoga), C PUttarangashetty (Chamrajnagar), Ambreesh (Mandya) , H K Patil (Gadag), Khagodu Thimmappa (Sagar), Munirathna (Rajaraajeshwarinagar), KJ George (Sarvagnanagar), NA Harris (Shanti Nagar), Prakash Hukkeri (Chikkodi), Belgaum North (Fairoz Sait), Inamdar Basangowda (Kittur), SS Mallikarjuna (Davangere North), Shamanur Shivashankarappa (Davangere South), ST Somashekhar (Yeshwantpur), Qamar Us Islam (Gulbarga North), BA Mohiuddin (Mangalore North), JR Lobo (Mangalore South)

Lost: CM Ibrahim (Bhadravati), MCVenugopal (Jayanagar), S Kumar Bangarrapa (Sorab), Bhart Paragouda Patil (Ramdurg), CK Abdul Rahman Sharief (Hebbal), Dr G Parameshwara (Koratagere), GS Manjnatha (Chitradurga)

BJP

Won: Govind Karjol (Mudhol), Anant Hegde (Sirsi), Jagadish Shettar (Hubli-Dharwad Central), Arvind Bellad (Hubli-Dharwad West), V Sunil Kumar (Karkal), KG Bopaiah (Virajpet), Ravi Subramanya (Basavangudi), Satish Reddy (Bommanahalli), BN Vijay Kumar (Jayanagar), Bharamgoud Alagoud Kage (Kagwad), B Suresh Gowda (Tumkur Rural), Umesh Katti (Hukkeri), Laxman Savadi (Athani), SR Viswanath (Yelahanka), Ashwath Narayan (Malleshwaram), S Muniraju (Dasarahalli), M Krishnappa (Bangalore South), Belgaum Rural (Sanjay Patil), R Jagadeesh Kumar (Hebbal), S Suresh Kumar (Rajaji Nagar), R Ashoka (Padmanaba Nagar), GH Thippareddy (Chitradurga), Lamani Rudrappa (Haveri)

Lost: B Sudhakar Shetty (Udupi), AV Byregowda (Chikballapur), Sanjeeva Matandoor (Puttur), BV Ganesh (Chamrajpet), CC Patil (Nargund), M Srinivas (Rajaraajeshwarinagar), KS Eshwarappa (Shimoga), PC Mohan (Gandhi Nagar), HL Krishnappa (Yeshwantpur), Krishna Palemar (Mangalore North)

JD(S)

Won: HD Kumaraswamy (Ramanagaram), HD Revanna (Holenarasipur), S Chikkamadu (Heggadadevankot), DR Shivraj Patil (Raichur), HS Prakash (Hassan), Zameer Ahmed (Chamrajpet), HK Kumaraswamy (Sakleshpur), DC Thammanna (Maddur), HC Balakrishna (Magadi), JK Krishnareddy (Chintamani), Sudhakara Lal (Koratagere)

Lost: Anitha Kumaraswamy (Channapatna), Sudha Bai Malleshnaika (Hosadurga)

KJP/Others

Won: BS Yeddyurappa (KJP) - Shikaripura, US Banakar (KJP) – Hirekerur, B Sreeramulu (BSRC) – Bellary, Sambhaji Patil (Ind) – Belgaum South, CP Yogeshwar (Channapatna), Santeesh Sail Krishna (Ind) – Karwar, Arvind Patil (Ind) – Khanapur, P Rajeev (Ind) – Kudachi, Mankala Vaidya (Bhatkal), Ashok Kheny (Bidar South), Halady Srinivas Shetty (Kundapura)

Lost: Manjunath Vandal (BSRC) – Indi, Pooja Gandhi (BSRC) – Raichur, Shobha Karandlaje (KJP) – Rajaji Nagar

Congress back with a bang in Karnataka; BJP, KJP bite the dust Elections were held to 223 segments on Sunday, after the one in Periyapatna in Mysore district was countermanded to May 28 following the death of BJP candidate. At 71.29 per cent, the voter turnout was the second highest in the state history, after 71.90 per cent in 1978.

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First Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 08:02
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Rajesh Kumar Shah - Kolkata
This is lesson for BJP for central election if they will not finish their internal conflict then they have to face same situation again.
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rajesh - bidadi
jana change kelthare( ) nau yawaga improove agodu ,
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Abdul kareem - bangalore
ADVANCE CONGRATULATIONS CONGRESS PARTY FROM MY HEART
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prashant - bangalore
ADVANCE CONGRATULATIONS CONGRESS PARTY
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goutam - durgapur burdwan
I want Congress or BJP for central not to chance other party .Other party make blackmailing to Congress & BJP.Only Two party r nationalize.
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Mani - Chennai
Admk want to karnataka
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K.R. Karunakar - Bangalore
New government take care do not be corrupt work for the people and note its gods work he wii punish you and his curse will continue to generations be clean , honest and do not do any favors to your family members or friends
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Dr. Rana Syad Yusuf - Chennai
Thank goodness that the Indian voters are not swayed by the doles offerred by the parties like BJP and good sense has prevailed in them. Surely with the coming to power of the congress party I don`t mean that the divine souls are going to take up the reigns, yet the consolation is that the lesser evil at the most can be said can be expected. BJP for sure are out to destroy the communal peace prevalent in India and this of course one can hope will not be the case with the congress as everyone knows that BJP always works with a communal agenda and has always worked in the past also to bring about changes in the society by clandestinely working against the interests of the minorities. May our country be blessed and peace prevail here unlike it is there in the neighbouring countries.
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kunithapatham - chennai
it is better gongress get majority unless politicians start horse trading
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Rakesh Dhanure - pune
kannadians gone MAD...
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arun raj - Bangalore
We don`t want congress to come here in Karnataka....they have already done major damage to our nation. coming back to the power would bring the situation worse ....is congress vote to power, today will be the black day.....



kedar - pune
Why Peoples again giving chance to Congress for doing Corruptions?..I accept that BJP also did Corruptions but Corrupted peoples also resign from there post and Congress never accept there Mistakes and never resign.So Why we are giving chance to them? In BJP States if corruption is there but Development is also there and Peoples are safe.



RAVI TIDKE - MUMBAI
what an irony of people mentality??????? Congress is leading & public know that at centre level they_____





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