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Cong-JDS used money, muscle power to win by-polls, claims Yeddyurappa

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The BJP Tuesday accused the and the JD(S) of using money and muscle power to win the bypolls in Karnataka, but said it would introspect the outcome and strengthen the party before the 2019 elections.

"The truth of the matter is that money and liquor had a bigger role in this election. and JD(S) won the election using money and power," BJP state unit B S Yeddyurappa said.

The BJP won the Shivamogga seat but lost Ballari to the Congress, which also bagged the Jamkhandi assembly segment.

Congress' coalition partner JDS won the Mandya constituency and in Ramanagar, from where H D Kumaraswamy's wife was elected.

Yeddyurappa claimed that the by-election results once again proved that the and the JD(S) were experts in hatching conspiracies.

"We are not keeping quiet after the defeat. We have lost only the Ballari Lok Sabha seat. We will introspect our performance so that we win the 2019 elections.

"There is no doubt that we will win 22 to 23 Lok Sabha seats. I will soon tour Karnataka," he said.

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

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 16:20 IST