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Congress JDS alliance wins 4 out 5 seats in Karnataka bypolls

November 7, 2018

By elections were held for five seats in Karnataka on Saturday and the counting of the votes was completed yesterday.

Congress-JDS alliance won four out of the five seats that went for elections making them the most popular option among the people of the state.

The state is currently under a Indian National Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) alliance government. The elections were a test for the collaboration of the two parties and also an opportunity for the BJP to show its presence in the state.

However, the results were 4-1 in favor of the ruling alliance and have boasted the confidence of the ruling parties as 67 % voter turnout was reported on Election Day.

Elections were held for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats of Ballari, Mandya, Jamkhandi, Ramanagaram, and Shivamogga.

While Ramanagaram and Jamkhandi are assembly constituencies, Shivamogga, Ballari and Mandya are Lok Sabha seats.

Congress-JDS alliance won both the assembly constituencies - Ramanagaram and Jamkhandi along with Ballari and Mandya and B Y Raghavendra from the BJP won the Shimoga parliamentary seat.

Ballari Lok Sabha seat was considered to be a stronghold of the BJP, but the party lost the seat to V S Ugruppa of Congress by a margin of 2,43,161 votes.

The results are a huge setback to BJP and that too just before the upcoming elections in five states.

The social media went abuzz as the results came out.

Varun Hari Prasad‏ @VarunHariPrasad tweeted, "The people of Mandya, Ramanagara, Bellary, and Jamakhandi have given a resounding thumbs-up to the @INCIndia and @JanataDal_S Government. It's high time that @BSYBJP accepts defeat and lets the Government do its work. #KarnatakaByElection2018 #bypolls result @WithCongressKR"

Ameet‏ @Born4Fun_ wrote ," Is this the end of #bjp in #Karnataka? Is this the sign of bjp will lose 2019 election? @narendramodi"

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