Karnataka's rulingCongress predictably managed to win all the four seats it contested in the biennial elections to fill seven seats of the Legislative Council from Legislative assembly held today.
Opposition BJP too managed to win both the seatsit contested while JD(S), battling dissidence within,could win only one of the two seats it contested.
"Out of 225 votes cast, 223 were valid, 2 wereinvalid," an Election Official said.
Allum Veerabhadrappa, Ramappa Timmapur, Rizwan Arshadand Veena Achaiah of Congress, which has 122 members in the 225-member assembly, secured 33,33, 34 and 31votes respectively.
For BJP which has 44 members in the assembly, V Somanna secured 31 votes, while the party's second candidate Lahar Singh Siroya got 27 first preference votes and wonthrough second preference votes.
BJP leader C T Ravi claimed that the party hasgained additional 14 votes.
Out of the two JD(S) candidates, Narayana Swamy K V wongetting 30 votes while the second candidate D R SM Venkatapathi got only 5 votes and lost. JD(S) has40 members in the Assembly.
JD(S) MLA Zameer Ahmed, who is among the five rebel MLAs, after casting his vote, said he has voted forCongress candidate Rizwan Arshad.