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Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

JD(S) and the Congress won the Mandya and Bellary Lok Sabha seats, they also bagged the Ramnagaram and Jamkhandi Assembly seats

BS Web Team/ Agencies  |  Bengaluru and New Delhi 

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Karnataka election result: The ruling Congress-JD (S) alliance, which has seen rough patches time and again, is all set to undergo its first litmus test as counting of votes cast during the recently-held by-polls has begun

Karnataka bypolls: In a Diwali gift ahead of 2019 general elections, the JD-S-coalition on Tuesday worsted 4-1 in the bye elections in Karnataka winning two Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies, while conceding the Shimoga parliamentary seat to the saffron party.

It was a resounding victory for the ruling coalition in just six months after the assembly elections which had returned a hung verdict forcing the and Janata Dal-Secular to come together to form a coalition government.

Hailing the victory, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy called for opposition parties to unite under the leadership of President Rahul Gandhi to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party in the next year's Lok Sabha elections as people were looking for an alternative.

While the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and the Congress won the Mandya and Bellary Lok Sabha seats, they also bagged the Ramnagaram and Jamkhandi Assembly seats.

The Congress scored a major victory wresting the Bharatiya Janata Party citadel in Bellary (reserved) Lok Sabha seat, when its candidate V.S. Ugrappa defeated BJP's J. Shantha by a margin of 2,43,161 votes. Ugrappa polled 6,28,365 votes against 3,85,204 secured by Shantha, sister of leader B. Sriramulu, a close associate of controversial Reddy brothers.

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

Congratulations to @INCKarnataka & @JanataDal_S for the phenomenal triumph in #KarnatakaBypolls .It is a mandate by people of Karnataka in favour of ruling coalition which is providing good governance.Winds of change have begun & the people of India will vote out BJP in 2019. — Rajeev Satav (@SATAVRAJEEV) November 6, 2018

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

In 2014, during the Modi wave, BJP leader Sriramulu had won Bellary LS seat by 84,000 lead. Today, Congress is all set to defeat BJP and snatch this seat by 1.5 lakh margin. What a win! And a good sign for 2019 as this was a strong BJP seat. #KarnatakaByElection2018 https://t.co/KXYx6rREpk — Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) November 6, 2018

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

The sweeping victory of the Congress - JD(S) alliance in the #KarnatakaBypolls is just a teaser for what is in store for the BJP next year. Congratulations to all the winners.#KarnatakaRejectsBJP — Congress (@INCIndia) November 6, 2018

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

"BJP is offering around Rs 250-300 million to some Congress and JD(S) MLAs but they will never be able to poach them," said Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy.

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

Congress-JD(S) alliance wins 4 out of 5 seats in Karnataka by-elections 2018, wins Bellary, Mandya, Ramanagaram and Jamkhandi. BJP wins Shimoga Lok Sabha seat.

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

Congress' VS Ugruppa wins Bellary parliamentary seat with a margin of 2,43,161 votes.

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

Congress' VS Ugruppa wins Bellary parliamentary seat with a margin of 2,43,161 votes.

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

Cong-JD(S) blow to BJP in Karnataka bypolls, saffron party set In an emphatic endorsement of Karnataka's ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition by the voters, its candidates Tuesday won both the assemblyconstituencies and are set to clinch two of the three Lok Sabha seats in the bitterly fought by-polls held on Saturday, officials said.   The byelections came as a major setback for the main opposition BJP ahead of the 2019 elections with the party set to lose the Ballari Lok Sabha seat, considered a stronghold of the controversial mining barons--the Reddy brothers.

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

I never said do or don't celebrate Tipu Jayanti. All I had said was there are many communities in the country, people want to celebrate Jayantis of their leaders. If they (BJP) don't like to be part of the celebrations, there is no need to participate: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy

Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 10:03 IST
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Karnataka by-election results: Diwali for Cong-JD(S) as they win 4/5 seats

JD(S) and the Congress won the Mandya and Bellary Lok Sabha seats, they also bagged the Ramnagaram and Jamkhandi Assembly seats

Karnataka bypolls: In a Diwali gift ahead of 2019 general elections, the JD-S-coalition on Tuesday worsted 4-1 in the bye elections in Karnataka winning two Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies, while conceding the Shimoga parliamentary seat to the saffron party.

It was a resounding victory for the ruling coalition in just six months after the assembly elections which had returned a hung verdict forcing the and Janata Dal-Secular to come together to form a coalition government.

Hailing the victory, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy called for opposition parties to unite under the leadership of President Rahul Gandhi to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party in the next year's Lok Sabha elections as people were looking for an alternative.

While the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and the Congress won the Mandya and Bellary Lok Sabha seats, they also bagged the Ramnagaram and Jamkhandi Assembly seats.

The Congress scored a major victory wresting the Bharatiya Janata Party citadel in Bellary (reserved) Lok Sabha seat, when its candidate V.S. Ugrappa defeated BJP's J. Shantha by a margin of 2,43,161 votes. Ugrappa polled 6,28,365 votes against 3,85,204 secured by Shantha, sister of leader B. Sriramulu, a close associate of controversial Reddy brothers.

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