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Dec 06, 2019, 08.35 PM IST

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Fate of Karnataka’s 13 disqualified legislators sealed in EVMs

Results of the bypolls to 15 seats to be declared on Monday

Why Karnataka bypolls are important to BJP in the south

In Karnataka, today's bypolls will decide the future of the BS Yediyurappa government...

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  • The by-elections are being held to fill the vacancies caused by the disqualification of 17 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs, whose rebellion led to the collapse of the H D Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in July and paved the way for the BJP to come to power. The BJP needs to win at least six of the 15 seats to remain in majority in the 225-member assembly.

    Voting is underway in fifteen assembly constituencies of Karnataka on Thursday, the results of which would determine the fate of Chief Minis...

    Turnout in other constituencies are: Athani- 40.89 per cent, Kagwad- 37.72, Gokak- 37.37, Hirekerur- 38.63, Ranebennur- 36.09, Vijayanagara- 34.95, Chikkaballapur- 39.03, K R Puram- 22.23, Yeshwanthpura- 27.29, Mahalakshi layout- 22.71, Hoskote- 33.24, K R Pete- 39.47, and Hunsur- 38.2, officials said.

    The Bengaluru international airport is the first Greenfield airport in India to be built as a private-public partnership. Private promoters hold 74% (Fairfax 54% and Siemens Projects Ventures 20%) stake in BIAL, while the govt holds the remaining 26% (Karnataka State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited – 13%, Airports Authority of India – 13%).

    By-elections will be held in 15 constituencies. BJP has fielded disqualified MLAs in 13 and has given tickets to party leaders in the remaining two seats. The Congress is contesting in all 15 constituencies and the JD(S) candidates are in the fray in 12 seats. Two rebels who were formerly with the BJP are contesting independently.

    The road transport and highways ministry in September had sought legal opinion through the law ministry soon after some of the state governments including Gujarat had reduced the fines for compoundable offences below the minimum penalties, which has been specified in the Motor Vehicle Act. The amended law came into effect from September 1.

    Responding during the Question Hour, Angadi said the project has been pending due to non-cooperation from the previous Congress-JDS led state government. The B S Yediyurappa government in Karnataka has submitted a revised detailed project report (DPR) that proposes around 55-odd suburban railway stations covering a distance of about 150 km.

    Around a dozen BJP MLAs and a Rajya Sabha MP from the state are learnt to be negotiating with leaders of the ruling trio for a possible crossover by deserting their party, according to some members of the ruling coalition. Majority of the prospective defectors are BJP MLAs who crossed over from NCP and Congress just before the assembly elections.

    In a last-ditch effort to win the bypolls in Karnataka, BJP is playing the cast card. Asking voters from the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community to back BS Yediyurappa. A week ago, the CM drew criticism when he asked Veerashaiva-Lingayat voters in Gokak constituency to vote for the BJP.

    Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah said his party will win at least 12 seats and come back to power. But Congress will still fall short of a simple majority and will not be able to form a government without the support of its former partner.

    According to the TMC sources, within months of joining the saffron party, three TMC MLAs of North 24 Parganas have been trying to get in touch with the party top brass and have expressed their desire to return to the parent party.

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