Congress all set to win in Karnataka Assembly election; CM concedes defeat

Battle for Karnataka Assembly.

 

BENGALURU:

Trends show that Congress is leading in more than half the number of seats in Karnataka. As of 12:10 pm Congress was leading in 125 seats, while the BJP was ahead in 69 seats. The JD(S) is leading in 24 seats and others in 6 seats A party needs at least 113 seats to form the government in the state. Meanwhile, in a major boost for the Congress party, state president D K Shivakumar swept Kanakapura with over 70 per cent votes. Another Congress leader Siddaramaiah won from the Hubballi Darwad seat.

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Some in the BJP have already begun “soul searching” for reasons to which it can attribute its performance.  In the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, a win in Karnataka is crucial for both the BJP and Congress.

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Reacting the trends Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “We’ve not been able to make the mark. Once the results come we will do a detailed analysis. As a national party, we will not only analyse but also see what deficiencies and gaps were left at various levels. We take this result in our stride.”