By-election live: BJP sweeps Karnataka by-polls, wins 12 seats, Congress settles with 2

The by-election was held on December 5 in Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Yellapura, Hirekerur, Ranibennur, Vijaynagara, Chikkaballapura, K.R. Pura, Yeshwanthpura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivajinagara, Hosakote, K.R. Pete and Hunsur Assembly seats on December 5.

By-election live: BJP sweeps Karnataka by-polls, wins 12 seats, Congress settles with 2
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The counting of votes in the crucial byelection to 15 assembly constituencies in Karnataka started at 8 AM and the result will decide the fate of four-month-old B S Yeddyurappa government in the state. The by-election was held on December 5 in Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Yellapura, Hirekerur, Ranibennur, Vijaynagara, Chikkaballapura, K.R. Pura, Yeshwanthpura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivajinagara, Hosakote, K.R. Pete and Hunsur Assembly seats on December 5.

BJP, which currently has 105 MLAs in the 225-member House, needs to win at least six seats to retain its majority in the Assembly. The ruling party has the support of an independent MLA too. The Congress has 66 MLAs, JDS 34, BSP 1 and there is one nominated MLA in the House. The Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly also has the right to cast vote.  It is to be noted that Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Maski did not go to polls as election petitions challenging results of the 2018 election are in Karnataka High Court.

Before Yeddyurappa took oath as chief minister, the Congress-JD-S alliance government led by former CM HD Kumaraswamy fell after the resignation of 14 Congress and three JD-S MLAs. All the rebel MLAS were disqualified by the previous Speaker and the bypolls were held on December 5. 

Over 38 lakh voters, including 19.25 lakh males and 18.52 lakh females, exercised their franchise in these 15 seats. A total of candidates, including 126 independents and 9 women are in the fray in the 15 Assembly segments

The BJP and Congress contested in all the 15 assembly seats, while the JD-S fielded its candidates in 12 seats. There will be a direct contest between the BJP and the Congress at Athani in Belagavi district, Yellapura in Uttara Kannada district and Hoskote in Bengaluru Rural district.

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09 December 2019
18:55 PM

Karnataka by-polls final result:
BJP - 12
Congress - 2
Independent - 1

18:29 PM

BJP's BA Basavaraja is leading from K R Pura constituency with a margin of 63443 votes, Congress' M Narayanaswamy remains in the second position.

16:00 PM

Election Commission of India: Bharatiya Janata Party wins in 11 seats, leading in 1 constituency; Congress wins 2 seats; Independent candidate Sharath Kumar Bachegowda from Hosakote constituency wins with a margin of 11486 votes.

15:57 PM

Mahesh Iranagound Kumatalli of BJP leading from Athani constituency with a margin of 39989 votes. 

15:44 PM

Siddaramaiah resigns as Leader of Opposition in Karnataka after by-election results.

15:41 PM

Election Commission of India: Bharatiya Janata Party wins in 10 seats, leading in 2 constituencies; Congress wins 2 seats; Independent leading in 1 constituency.

15:21 PM

Election Commission of India: Bharatiya Janata Party wins in 7 seats, leading in 5 constituencies; Congress wins 2 seat; Independent leading in 1 constituency.

14:52 PM

Bharatiya Janata Party wins in 6 seats, leading in 6 constituencies; Congress leading in 1 constituency and wins 1 seat; Independent leading in 1 constituency.

 

13:07 PM

I am happy that people have given a very good verdict. Now, without any problem we can give a pro-people and a stable government: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

 

12:44 PM

BJP wins one seat and leads in 11, while the Congress is leading in two seats. Independent is ahead in one seat and JDS is yet to open its account.

11:46 AM

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa celebrates with his son BY Vijayendra as BJP leads on 12 out of 15 seats in Karnataka Assembly bypoll.

 

11:21 AM

BJP leads in 12 seats, Congress on 2 seats. Independent ahead in one seat

10:37 AM

Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar on  Karnataka bypoll results: We have to agree with the mandate of the voters of these 15 constituencies. People have accepted the defectors. We have accepted defeat, I don't think we have to be disheartened.

09:43 AM

BJP leading in 10 seats, Congress, JD(S) in 2 each, Independent candidate takes lead in one seat.
 

09:40 AM

BJP leading in 9 seats, Congress, JD(S) in 2 each. Independent grabs lead in one seat.

09:31 AM

BJP leading in Hirekerur, Ranibennur, Yellapur, Chikkaballapur, Vijayanagara & Mahalaxmi Layout; Congress leading in Shivajinagar & Hunasuru; JDS leading in KR Pete & Yeshvanthapura & Independent candidate SK Bachegowda leading in Hosakote, as per EC trends.
 

09:10 AM

Karnataka by-election live updates: BJP leading in 4 seats, Congress in 2, JD(S) 1, Independent 1

09:02 AM

BJP leading in Yellapur, Chikkaballapur constituencies, Congress leading in Shivajinagar and Hunasuru constitiencies and JDS leading in KR Pete, according to official EC trends

08:58 AM

Karnataka by-election live updates: Congress, BJP leading in 2 seats, JD(S) in 1

08:55 AM

Congress, BJP and JD(S) leading in 1 seat each as per Election Commission.

08:36 AM

Congress leading in one seat.

08:08 AM

Counting of votes begins at 8 AM.

07:53 AM

Counting of votes for Karnataka by-elections to take place today. Visuals from a counting centre in Bengaluru.

 

07:46 AM

The BJP and Congress contested in all the 15 assembly seats, while the JD-S fielded its candidates in 12 seats. 

07:46 AM

 BJP gave ticket to all the rebel Congress and JD-S MPs who had resigned to play an important role in toppling the JD-S-Congress government in the state. 

07:46 AM

BJP, which currently has 105 MLAs in the 225-member House, needs to win at least six seats to retain its majority in the Assembly. The ruling party has the support of an independent MLA too. The Congress has 66 MLAs, JDS 34, BSP 1 and there is one nominated MLA in the House. The Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly also has the right to cast vote. 

07:46 AM

 By-elections were held in 15 constituencies on December 5 in Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Yellapura, Hirekerur, Ranibennur, Vijaynagara, Chikkaballapura, K.R. Pura, Yeshwanthpura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivajinagara, Hosakote, K.R. Pete and Hunsur Assembly seats.

07:45 AM

The counting of votes in the crucial byelections to 15 assembly constituencies in Karnataka is set to begin at 8 AM. 

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