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Siddaramaiah submits resignation to Karnataka Governor

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Chief Minister on Tuesday submitted his resignation to Vajubhai R. following the defeat of the ruling in the May 12 assembly elections, said an

"Though the accepted Siddaramaiah's resignation, he asked him to continue in the post till the formation of the new government," an of the told IANS.

submitted the resignation letter to when he visited in the evening after the poll mandate, and offered party's support to the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) for forming the new government.

Of the 222 assembly constituencies, the BJP won 104, the 78 and the JD-S 38.

Election to two assembly segments in Bengaluru were postponed due to electoral malpractice in one (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) and countermanded in Jayanagar following the death of contestant B.on May 4.

Although lost in Chamundeshwari in Mysuru by a huge margin of 36,042 votes to JD-S sitting H.T. Deve Gowda, he won from Badami in district, defeating BJP's B. Sriramulu by a slender margin of 1,696 votes.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 00:18 IST