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Karnataka: Results of 7 municipal councils declared; Congress wins 90, BJP 56, JDS 38 out of 217 seats

Congress emerged as a major gainer in Karnataka’s Urban Local Body (ULB) elections.

Karnataka: Results of 7 municipal councils declared; Congress wins 90, BJP 56, JDS 38 out of 217 seats

BENGALURU: The Narendra Modi-powered BJP’s emphatic victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha election appears to be having little impact on Karnataka’s Urban Local Body (ULB) elections with Congress emerging as a major gainer in these local body polls in this southern state.

Congress managed to win 90 out of the total 217 seats after the final results of the seven Municipal Councils were declared on Friday.

The BJP came second with 56 seats, while JD(S) won 38. Mayawati's BSP won 2, while independents won 25 seats and others 6 seats.

As many as 63 ULBs - eight city municipal councils, 33 town municipal councils and 22 town panchayats - comprising 1,361 wards went to polls on May 29.

Counting of votes began on Friday morning under unprecedented security.

ULB elections are generally considered as an indicator of the government's popularity. 

Last year, when 105 ULBs went to polls, the Congress won 982, the BJP 929 and the JD(S) 375. Independent candidates won in 329 wards.

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- BSP wins 2, Independents win 25 seats and others 6 seats.

- Results of 7 Municipal Council declared, Congress wins 90, BJP 56, JD(S) 38 out of 217 seats. 

-Check District Wise Results of the ULB polls in Karnataka

-Chitradurga:  Total seats (63), Results Declared (63),  BJP 20,  INC 22, JDS 3, Independents 18

-Bengaluru Urban:  Total Seats (27), Results Declared (27),  BJP 10, INC 17, JDS 0

-However, BSY is confident of saffron party's victory in 2019 assembly polls here.

-BJP president BS Yeddyurappa said that the saffron party has performed 'below expectation'.

-Results for two seats, Kalaburagi and Chamrajpet, are still awaited.

-We are happy with the way the coalition parties have performed. BJP keeps saying that the coalition won't last but people have proved them wrong. People have reflected their sentiments with these results. People have shown their faith in the coalition govt: Kumaraswamy

- Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy hails the Congress-JDS partnership, says people have rejected BJP's claims of the coalition govt falling apart.

-The JDS-Congress coalition is surging ahead, say reports

-Counting for elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULB) across Karnataka is still underway with the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) hoping to extend their alliance.

-The Congress and the JD(S) contested the polls separately despite being partners in the state government, but they have already declared that they would tie up post-election in urban bodies.