BENGALURU: Riding on the shoulder of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Tuesday defeated the ruling Congress in the Karnataka Assembly polls though itself fell short of the simple majority mark.
In the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, the saffron party won 104 seats, a huge jump from 40 seats in the 2013 polls, while the Congress tally slipped from 122 to 78 seats.
The elections were held on 12th May.
Janata Dal (Secular) almost maintained status quo on its position by wining 37 seats. It had won 40 last time.
However, to keep BJP off the power, both Congress and JD(S) of former Prime Minister Deve Gowda have joined hands with Congress leaving its claim on chief minister’s post in favor of JD (S).
|Karnataka Assembly Elections Results|
(vote share 37.9 %)
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(vote share 20.19%)
|Updated: 6:00 PM
Source: Election Commission of India