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BJP increases lead over Cong in Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The BJP today looked on course to emerging as the single largest party in the Karnataka Assembly as it led in 102 constituencies, according to trends available for 195 of the state's 222 seats polling for which was held on May 12, officials said.

Minister was trailing by over 11,000 votes in Chamundeshwari, and leading by a slender margin of around 200 votes in Badami.

The ruling was ahead in 53 seats, while the JD(S) of former H D Deve Gowda in 37.

Trends for 27 seats were not yet available.

Candidates of the BSP, a JD(S) ally, Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party, and an independent were leading the field in one constituency each.

In the outgoing Assembly, the had 122 seats, BJP and JD(S) 40 each, and smaller parties and independents 22 seats.

BJP's ministerial candidate, B S Yeddyurappa, was ahead in Shikaripura by a margin of over 9,800 votes, while JD(S) state H D Kumaraswamy was leading in both Ramanagara and Channapatna.

Prominent among those trailing include ministers (Bantwal), H C Mahadevappa (T Narasipura), and

K S Eshwarappa from Shivamogga, from Sagara, and the minister's son, Yatindra, from Varuna were leading over their rivals.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 10:50 IST
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