In a shot in the arm for the ruling Congress in Karnataka, the party on Monday won two seats, wresting the prestigious Bellary Rural from BJP.
Campaigning for the August 21 Karnataka Assembly by-polls for three constituencies in which the ruling Congress has invested much prestige after its unimpressive Lok Sabha election performance, ended this evening.
BJP has fielded V Sunil Kumar as its candidate against Jay Prakash Hegde of the Congress for the Uduppi-Chikmaglur bypolls.
Cong leader Siddaramaiah said JD-S and BJP rebel leaders have assured support to the party to defeat CM DV Sadnanada Gowda in Dec 22 bye-election.
The BJP and opposition Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) bagged one seat each in two Karnataka bypolls.
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