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K'taka polls: BJP leads in 81, Congress in 48 seats; CM trails

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Surging ahead of the ruling in Karnataka, BJP was today leading in 81 Assembly seats two hours into the counting, while its main rival in 48 constituencies, officials said.

Minister was trailing in both Badami and Chamundeshwari constituencies by over 300 and 11,000 votes respectively.

Another key JD(S) of former H D Deve Gowda was maintaining its hold in the old Mysuru region, and its candidates were leading in 36 seats.

JD(S) ally BSP was ahead in one seat and others in two.

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.

Others were leading in two seats.

Polling was held for 222 of the 224 Assembly seats on May 12.

Polling for R R Nagar seat was deferred on account of alleged electoral malpractices, while it was countermanded in Jayanagar seat following the death of the BJP candidate.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 10:20 IST