News Karnataka

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP’s New Delhi candidate Arvind Kejriwal is currently leading by over 4000 votes. As on 10 am, Kejriwal secured 7820 votes, while its closest competitor BJP’s Sunil Yadav is trailing with 3433 votes.

Party Leads Position AAP: 49 BJP: 21 Cong(I): 0

Party Leads Position AAP: 48 BJP: 22 Cong(I): 0

Party Leads Position AAP: 52 BJP: 18 Cong(I): 0

Speaking to the media, Siddaramaiah said that the Congress has accepted the people's verdict and announced his resignation as Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly as they did not achieve the desired number of seats in the by-polls. He has submitted his resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and is yet to be accepted.

Seeing defeat in the by-polls, Congress leader Siddaramaiah is likely to resign as Leader of the Opposition. He is currently holding discussions with his associates and will speak to the press soon

Speaking to the media, DKShi said that as far as Karnataka is concerned, the Congress still has a hold and no one can remove the party from the state.

Speaking after securing a massive lead over the other candidates, BJP's Dr Sudhakar said that former speaker Ramesh Kumar had insulted him during the campaign and now he will have to answer for it in the Assembly

This development comes as a result of BN Bachegowda's statement to the press that the election results were not in favour of the BJP because the groundwork in the constituency wasn't efficient. He said that the party will get a report about the election campaign soon

Of the 12 constituencies, the BJP has won 4 and leads in 8 seats

Commenting on the win, BJP candidate Anand Singh said that his win is a win for the people of the Vijayanagar constituency

While expressing his displeasure over the results, former speaker of the Assembly Ramesh Kumar said that they will accept the people's verdict in the by-polls. "Congress will accept verdict with humility," he said

Speaking on the BJP's landslide victory in the Assembly by-polls in the state, BJP state chief and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said that the party would not indulge in poaching of Opposition MLAs through 'Operation Kamala'

As the BJP takes a lead in 12 out of 15 constituencies and wins crucial seat K R Pet, BJP Karnataka state general secretary, Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Vijayendra Yeddyurappa, had rushed to CM BSY's 'Dhavalagiri' residence in Bengaluru to seek his blessings. Later, both father and son shared sweets among themselves and also distributed it to the party workers and supporters outside the residence.

BJP candidate from Vijayanagar constituency, Anand Singh has won with a margin of 20032 votes against the Congress candidate Venkatrao Ghorpade.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and his son, BJP Karnataka state general secretary, Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Vijayendra Yeddyurappa have thanked KR Pet voters for supporting the BSY-led government. They have also thanked the party workers for their relentles efforts in helping party candidate Narayana Gowda secure a historic win for the party in the constituency. They have said that their groundwork and the response of the electorate during the campaign boosted their confidence of winning although this win was unexpected.

Speaking to the media, Ramesh says that the results have come as a major set-back for the party. The JD(S) needs to regroup and introspect, he adds.

Dr Sudhakar wins with a lead of 24520 votes against M Anjanappa (Congress) and N Radhakrishna (JDS)

He is up against BJP's A H Vishwanath and JD(S)' Somashekar

BJP's Dr Sudhakar leads with 22654 votes

Rizwan leads by 3558 votes

The BJP is leading in seven constituencies in Karnataka: Kagawad, Gokak, Vijayanagar, Yellapur, KR Pet, Hunsur and Chikkaballapur