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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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AJITKUMAR JAIN - Bangalore
BJP should have removed Yeddy year back to control the damage. CM like Sadananda Gowda did bring very good systems like Sakaal. Congress is famous for divide and rule and they did the same thing in Karnataka as well. They have been fooling us from last 50 plus years now, very unfortunate situation is that Indian can not rule Indians whereas a Foreigner can rule, is a curse.
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chandra babu madiga - sulluru pet.nelloredt.Ap
cog govt not good karnataka in danjar jon
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shafi Ulla Farooqhi - Mandya
congress is one of the best party in india
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Harish - Bangalore
If congress comes into power, Better all Hindus should shift to Gujarath, Because no place for Hindus in Congress Govt.......kannadigas has done big mistake in this election to casting the vote for congress....
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Rajesh Patil - Nipani
It is sad that Congress is set to lead the table of winners in this election.We did not want htis to happen. As Congress has done lot of harm to the nation and it will be continued in Karnataka if congress comes to power.....
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nandan kumar j - bangalore
congress and kjp will merge and go right way in karnataka. And all the best to the leaders in congress and kjp and others
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Chirag - Bangalore
BJP has removed a corrupt CM and now they are going to pay for this, they will lose in Karnataka. If people don`t like removal of corrupt Netas and they vote like this >> CORRUPT people will always rule in INDIA.
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kiran H S - ARSIKERE
ADVANCE CONGRATS TO CONGRESS
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shouri - hyderabad
andhra pradesh is waiting to escape from congress hand but unfortunately karnataka is going into that.after 5 years we may be no IT,no Power,No water only Co(ngresss)rruption.
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uvvv - ahmedabad
Congress people make fool since 1947.......but present time i think Karnataka people become fool even they see with open eye of central ... arrogant Not Gov.. but a gang which rape on Indian people openly and no need of any law required says.................same Karanataka people be aware .....aware............aware......
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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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