BBMP Election Results 2015: As it happened

Counting of votes was undertaken on Tuesday for the polls to Bengaluru civic corporation held on Saturday last week.

BBMP Election Results 2015: As it happened
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Bengaluru: Counting of votes was undertaken on Tuesday for the polls to Bengaluru civic corporation held on Saturday last week. Here are the live updates:

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Final results: BJP - 101 wards; Congress 75; JD(S) - 14; Others - 8

25 August 2015
17:45 PM

Elated over victory in Bengaluru civic bodies' polls after similar results in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, BJP launches an offensive against Congress saying "mindless negativity" is counter productive and the main Opposition party should learn a "lesson" from it.

"Mindless negativity is counterproductive. This is the electorate's message to Congress after MP, Rajasthan and Banguluru civic elections," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tweetes.

In another tweet, he writes, "Congratulations to the Karnataka BJP on a spectacular victory in the Municipal elections of Bangaluru."
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the result is a "lesson" for all. "Its message is clear that negative politics is not going to yield any benefit to anyone." 

14:03 PM

I dedicate this clear mandate to the people of Bengaluru and BJP workers. They have created this historic win, says senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar.

14:02 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted to express gratitude to Bengaluru.

Also Read: PM Narendra Modi rejoices over hat-trick of wins for BJP

13:34 PM

Final results (wins) : BJP - 100 wards; Congress 75; JD(S) - 14; Others - 8

Also Read: People didn't accept our proposals, says Congress

13:31 PM

The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party has secured simple majority in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) ​2015 elections, say reports. With this, the party has returned to power in the Bengaluru civic corporation.

13:20 PM

Latest tally (wins/trends): BJP - 100; Congress - 75; JD(S) - 14; Others - 6

13:19 PM

BJP candidate Sangati Venkatesh has won from Katriguppe.

13:05 PM

Latest tally (wins/trends): BJP - 98; Congress - 74; JD(S) - 14; Others - 6

13:02 PM

N Jayapal (BJP) has won from Malleshwaram; Congress' Rizwan and Srikanth have won from Guruppanapalya and Devasandra; Madhukumari (BJP) from Marenahalli.

12:30 PM

Latest tally (wins/trends): BJP - 94; Congress - 71; JD(S) - 14; Others - 8

12:29 PM

Among candidates who have lost include former deputy mayor S Harish Nagapura (BJP); former JD(S) floor leader R Prakash; AH Basavaraju; M Nagaraju (Congress); Udayshankar (Congress); Kriya Shailaja (JD(S)).

12:16 PM

More results are in: Former deputy mayor L Srinivas has won from KS Layout; L Govindraj (Congress) from Subhashnagar; D Pramod (Congress) from Cottonpet; RJ Latha (Congress) from Gandhinagar; Leela Shivkumar (BJP) from Chickpet; Satyanarayana (Congress) from Dattatreya temple ward; Mahadevamma Nagraj (Congress) Binnipet.

Pramila Anand (BJP) has won from Ganganagar; Netraa Narayan (JD(S)) from Kavalbyrasandra; Padmavathi (JD(S)) from Rajgopalnagar; Manjula Vijaykumar (Congress) from Shivanagar; S Anwarpasha (Congress) from Banashankari temple.

12:15 PM

Latest tally (wins/trends): BJP - 86; Congress - 68; JD(S) - 12; Others - 7

11:39 AM

Latest tally (wins/trends): BJP - 85; Congress - 64; JD(S) - 12; Others 7

11:37 AM

Umadevi Nagaraj of BJP has won from T Dasarahalli; Sangati Venkatesh (BJP) from Katriguppe; Nalini Manjunath (BJP) from RR Nagar; Padmanabhareddy (BJP) from Kacharakanahalli.

11:19 AM

Latest tally (trends/wins): BJP - 73; Congress - 51; JD(S) - 11; Others - 6

11:16 AM

More results are in: Congress G Krishnamurthy 'has won from Rajajinagar; former opposition leader BN Manjunath Reddy has secured victory from Madiwala; Prabhavathi (BJP) has won from Puttenahalli. BJP's Lakshmi Umesh has claimed victory in Ganesh Mandira. 

BJP candidates Saraswatamma and Shobha Anjanappa have won from Jakkasandra and Padmanabhanagar respectively.

10:52 AM

Daughter of former JD(S) leader A Krishnappa, Poornima Srinivas, has won from KR Puram on a BJP seat. In another result, BJP candidate Manjunath Raju has won from Kadu Malleswara.

10:41 AM

Latest tally (wins/trends) BJP - 64; Congress - 43, JD(S) - 12; Others - 5

10:38 AM

Mudalapalya (BJP) wins from Dasegowda; Kokila (Congress) from Chamarajpet; Shakeel Ahmed (Congress) from Bharatinagar.

10:23 AM

Just to recall, BJP ruled the BBMP in the previous five-year term (2010-2015) for the first time by winning in 116 wards, as against 62 wards by the Congress, 14 by JD(S) and eight by Independents. 

10:22 AM

Latest tally (Win/Trends): BJP - 58; Congress - 38; JD(S) - 10; Others - 5

10:20 AM

More results: Mary (Congress) from Agaram; former mayor BS Satyanarayana from Basavanagudi; Dr S Raju (BJP) from Attiguppe; J Manjunath (Congress) from Sudduguntepalya; Kumari Palanikanth (BJP) from Dayanand Nagar; Ramila Umashankar (JD(S)) from Kaveripura.

10:18 AM

BM Shobha Muniram (BJP) has won from Jaraganahalli; A Kodandareddy (BJP) has secured victory from Banasawadi.

10:11 AM

As per latest results available, BJP has won 15 seats, Congress seven and JD(S) six.

09:58 AM

More results: Poornima Ramesh (BJP) from Yediyur; Savita GS (BJP) from Srinagar; Netravathi (Congress) from Ramaswamypalya; Irshad Begum (Congress) from Nagapura; Bhadregowda (JD(S)) from Nagpura; Palanikanth (BJP) from Dayanandanagar.

09:56 AM

Latest trends/win tally: BJP - 45; Congress - 23; JD(S) - 15; Others - 5

09:44 AM

Latest tally (trends/wins): BJP - 35; Congress - 18; JD(S) - 10; Others - 5

09:39 AM

Several candidates who have won so far include: Lakshminarayan (Independent) from Domlur ward; Imran Pasha (JD(S)) from Padarayanapura; RS Sathyanarayan (Congress) from Dattatreya Temple ward; Mamatha Saravanan (Independent); Nasim Khan (JD(S)) from KR market; Sampathraj (Congress) from DJ Halli; former mayor SK Nataraj's wife Lakshmi Nataraj (BJP) wins JP Nagar ward; Nagarathna Ramamurthy from Pattabhiram Nagar.

09:34 AM

As per the last count, BJP has won/is leading in 25 wards out of the total 197 for which votes were polled. Congress won/is leading in 13 seats, JD(S) seven and Independents four.

09:32 AM

Reports say former mayor Shanthakumari (of BJP) has won by 120 votes from Maruti Mandir ward.

09:31 AM

JD(S)'s Anand has won the election from Ward 18, say reports.

09:19 AM

After the first round of counting of votes, former mayor Shanthakumari of BJP is trailing. She has got 3,239 votes, reports The Hindu.

09:17 AM

The posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor reserved for general and general (woman) categories respectively.

09:00 AM

Counting of votes is likely to get over by 3 pm, says BBMP Commissioner Kumar G Naik.

08:30 AM

BJP has already won one seat as its candidate Bharati Ramachandra, 45, was declared elected from the Hongasandra (ward 189) after the nomination of Congress candidate K Maheshwari was rejected on August 13 for submitting a fake caste certificate.

08:05 AM

The counting of votes has begun for the Bengaluru civic corporation amid tight security.

"Arrangements have been made at 27 centres across the city to count votes polled in 197 civic wards and results are expected by late afternoon," Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Kumar G Naik said.

Around 49.31 per cent of polling was registered from 197 wards across the city, as over 36 lakh of the total 74 lakh voters exercised franchise in the day-long election, marred by irregularities and rains.

"Counting will begin at 8 am and will take about two hours to complete, with two or three rounds in each ward depending on the number of votes polled," Naik added.

Though the expanded BBMP has 198 wards, polling was not held in one ward, as BJP candidate Bharati Ramachandra, 45, was declared elected from the Hongasandra (ward 189) after the nomination of Congress candidate K Maheshwari was rejected on August 13 for submitting a fake caste certificate.

The century-old BBMP was expanded in 2007 by including seven city municipal councils and one town municipal council and 111 surrounding villages to increase civic wards to 198 from 100.

In all, 1,120 candidates, including 197, 198 and 187 from the BJP, the ruling Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) respectively, a dozen from regional outfits like Vatala Chaluvali Paksha, AIADMK and Socialist Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and 399 Independents, including many as rebels are in the fray.

In the previous five-year term (2010-2015), the BJP ruled the BBMP for the first time by winning in 116 wards, as against 62 wards by the Congress, 14 by JD-S and eight by Independents. (With IANS inputs)

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