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Economic Times | 09 Dec, 2019 | 07.52PM IST

Karnataka bypoll results Highlights: BJP wins 12 out of 15 seats; state Congress leaders quit posts

BJP won 12 out of 15 seats in bypolls . Siddaramaiah quits CLP post after poor show by Congress.

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05:45 PM

Gundu Rao's letter to Sonia Gandhi

Gundu Rao's letter to Sonia Gandhi
05:20 PM

Congress state president Dinesh Gundu Rao too has announced his resignation, taking moral responsibility for the party's poor show in the Karnataka assembly bypolls ,

05:19 PM

At Yeshvanthapura, ST Somashekar defeated Janata Dal (Secular) candidate TN Javarayi Gowda by over 27600 votes.

05:19 PM

On Hirekerur seat, BJP candidate defeated BC Patil Bannikod Basappa of the Congress with a margin of over 29000 seats.

05:18 PM

BJP's Shrimant Balasaheb Patil trumped Congress candidate with over 18500 seats in Kagwad.

05:18 PM

Jarkiholi Ramesh Laxmanrao of the BJP defeated Congress' Lakhan Laxmanrao Jarkiholi by over 29000 votes in Gakok.

05:17 PM

In Vijayanagara seat, Congress' VY Ghorpade lost to BJP's Anand Singh by more than 30 thousand votes.

04:35 PM

BJP's K Sudhakar emerged victorious from the Chikkaballapur constituency beating Congress' M Anjanappa by over 34 thousand votes.

04:35 PM

Shivaram Hebbar of the BJP has won over Bhimanna Naik of the Congress by over 31 thousand votes in Yellapur.

04:34 PM

So far BJP candidates have been declared as winners from the Yellapur, Ranibennur, Vijayanagara, Krishnarajapete and Chikkaballapur among other constituencies, its candidates are leading on two more seats - Athani and K.R.Pura.

04:29 PM

I take moral responsibility: Siddaramaiah

I take moral responsibility: Siddaramaiah
03:53 PM

Siddaramaiah, Congress: I have also resigned as leader of opposition in Karnataka Assembly.

03:41 PM

Siddaramaiah resigns as CLP leader

02:57 PM

This is a message for all states of the country that if someone will go against the public mandate and betray people, the citizens will punish them at the first opportunity.

- PM Narendra Modi

02:56 PM

BJP gains new ground

01:22 PM

BJP supporters celebrate outside party office in Bengaluru

BJP supporters celebrate outside party office in Bengaluru
01:02 PM

Other seats where BJP has won

Gokak: BJP's Ramesh Jarkiholi has won against Lakhan Jarkiholi.
Kagwad: Shrimant Patil (BJP) has won against Raju Kagde
Hirekerur: BJP's BC Patil has won against Congress candidate Bannikod... ( all awaiting official confirmation)
12:49 PM

Karnataka has voted for stable and strong govt: PM Modi

12:30 PM

Hunsur: HP Manjunath of Congress wins against Vishwanath of BJP by more than 35,000 votes ( TOI)

12:21 PM

Trends indicate a victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 12 seats. This will enable them to finish with 12 seats, which is comfortably past the half-way mark.

12:00 PM

Results to be officially known in many seats , but going by the leads of the BJP candidates there it looks all over bar the shouting.

11:55 AM

BJP's Shivaram Hebbar wins Yellapur constituency

11:40 AM

Yediyurappa celebrates BJP's splendid show in bypolls

11:34 AM

BJP expected to finish with 12, Congress two, JD(S) zero and BJP rebel one.

11:10 AM

BJP's Narayana Gowda wins in KR Pete, causes worry for JD(S)

ET's K R Bala Subramanyan reports: In KR Pete of Mandya district, BJP candidate Narayana Gowda has won, sparking off big celebrations. JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy had made emotional appeals for votes for his party, but that has not evidently worked. CM's son BY Vijayendra and Dy CM Dr.CN Ashwathnarayan had led BJP's campaigning in the constituency. This is big worry for the JD(S). It is their stronghold. And the BJP has opened its account in that district.
11:00 AM

Karnataka Assembly leads as of now

Courtesy: Times of India
Karnataka Assembly leads as of now
10:58 AM

Karnataka Assembly leads as of now

Courtesy: Times of India
Karnataka Assembly leads as of now
10:58 AM

In Mahalakshmi layout in Bengaluru, BJP candidate Gopalaiah has won

10:57 AM

BJP candidate Mahesh Kumthahalli has won Athani in Belagavi district

10:57 AM

People have accepted defectors, says DK Shivakumar

10:57 AM

In Chikkaballapur, BJP candidate Dr K Sudhakar has won

10:57 AM

As BJP looks set to attain a clear majority, Senior BJP leaders have started arriving at Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's residence

10:41 AM

No need to feel disheartened: DK Shivakumar

10:37 AM

BJP's Shivram Hebbar has won from Yellapur by a massive margin.

10:32 AM

Two and a half hours into counting, BJP is leading in 11-12 seats. The lead is fluctuating in Yeshwantpur. The Congress is leading in 2 and BJP rebel in 1.

10:26 AM

BJP might be able to open its account in Gokak, Chikkaballapur, and Mahalakshmi layout, among others.

10:21 AM

The gap between BJP and JD(S) is narrowing in Yeshwantpur in Bengaluru, with JD(S) candidate's lead dropping.

10:12 AM

Ramesh Jarkiholi, who scripted fall of Kumaraswamy govt, well ahead

In Belagavi district, former Congress Minister, disqualified MLA and BJP candidate Ramesh Jarkiholi is keeping a big lead in Gokak. It is Jarkiholi who scripted the fall of the JD(S)-Congress regime with his fight with his own party leaders; Congress leaders probably miscalculated his clout, and power to wreck the Congress in Belagavi region.
10:09 AM

In Mandya district, if the BJP is able to win KR Pete, it will create history with its incursion into the formidable JD(S) bastion.

10:06 AM

Two hours into counting, BJP ahead in 11 seats

Two hours after counting began , the BJP is ahead in 11 seats. That is comfortably above the 7 they desperately need to survive. JD(S) is ahead in 1, Congress is ahead in 2 and and an Independent candidate in the remaining seat.
10:03 AM

In KR Pete in Mandya district where JD(S) was leading, BJP's Narayana Gowda is now leading by a thin margin. Gowda was a JD(S) MLA who switched loyalties to the BJP.

09:53 AM

BJP gaining at Congress' expense

ET's KR Balasubramanyam reports: Of the 15 Assembly constituencies that went to bypolls, the Congress had held 11 seats, and the JD(S) had Mahalakshmi Layout, KR Pete and Hunsur. The Congress is leading only in two; the party faced polls under the leadership of former CM Siddaramaiah, and seems to be taking a big hit in the bypolls.
09:42 AM

Dr K Sudhakar, disqualified MLA from Congress, is leading for the BJP in Chikkaballapur seat

09:20 AM

BJP leads in 10 seats out of 15

BJP leading in 10, Congress & JD(S) in 2 each, and BJP rebel in 1 seat; Congress leading in Hunsur & Shivajinagar; JD(S) leading in Yeshwanthpur and KR Pete; and BJP rebel at Hosakote.
09:18 AM

Rizwan Arshad leads in Shivajinagar

In Shivajinagar in Bengaluru, the BJP had denied ticket to sitting, disqualified MLA R Roshan Baig, and fielded former Corporator M Saravana; Congress's Rizwan Arshad is leading, bringing hopes to his beleaguered leader Siddaramaiah
09:16 AM

Shivaram Hebbar takes big lead

BJP's Shivaram Hebbar is steadily progressing with each round in Yellapur in Uttara Kannada dist. He is hugely popular in the constituency. If this lead holds, he may win with the biggest haul of votes
09:05 AM

BJP leading in Yellapur, Chikkaballapur constituencies, Congress leading in Shivajinagar and Hunasuru constitiencies and JDS leading in KR Pete and Independent candidate SK Bachegowda leading in Hosakote.

09:02 AM

JD(S) leads in Yeshwantpur and KR Pet

JD(S) candidates leading in Yeshwantpur in Bengaluru and KR Pet in Mandya district. The party had backed BJP rebel in Hosakote to settle scores with MTB Nagaraj for deserting the JD(S)-Congress coalition regime
08:56 AM

Former BDA chairman, former Siddaramaiah acolyte, ST Somashekar, who contested from Yeshwantpur in Benglauru on BJP ticket is trailing.

08:54 AM

From a counting centre in Bengaluru

From a counting centre in Bengaluru
08:54 AM

JDS leads in KR Pete

08:43 AM

In Hosakote, BJP rebel Sharath Bache Gowda is steadily leading ahead of BJP candidate MTB Nagaraj, a former Congress Minister and disqualified MLA.

08:38 AM

In Hoskote, on the outskirts of Bengaluru, BJP MP's son, rebel BJP candidate Sharath Bache Gowda is leading.

08:36 AM

In Chikkaballapur, Cong-MLA-turned BJP candidate Dr Sudhakar leading.

08:35 AM

Just in: Leads in 15 Assembly seats: BJP leading in 11, Congress 1, JD(S) 1 and Independent 1

08:31 AM

BJP takes lead in 12 seats in postal ballot

Leads in 15 Assembly seats: BJP leading in 12, Congress 2 and JD(S) 1
08:30 AM

Counting of votes begins; results will decide fate of BJP govt

08:30 AM

Congress is now leading in two Assembly seats: Hunsur and Shivajinagar

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