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K'taka results: Mehbooba congratulates BJP for its "stellar performance"

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Chief Minister today congratulated the BJP for its "stellar performance" in assembly elections.

"Hearty congratulations to @BJP4India for their stellar performance in Karnataka," Mehbooba said in a tweet.

The BJP appeared headed for a simple majority in the Assembly, with its candidates leading in 115 constituencies, leaving the ruling way behind, according to the latest trends available for 220 of the state's 222 seats where polling was held.

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.

In the outgoing Assembly, the had 122 seats, BJP and JD(S) 40 each, and smaller parties and independents 22.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 12:45 IST