The counting of votes for Karnataka Assembly Election is underway at 36 centers on Saturday (May 13). According to latest information by ANI, Congress has won Challakere constituency, and is leading in 128 seats in Karnataka. BJP is ahead in 67 seats and Janata Dal (Secular) leading in 22 constituencies.
Meanwhile, Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting has been called tomorrow morning in Bengaluru as the party crosses the majority mark and surges ahead in 119 seats in #KarnatakaElectionResults, ANI reports.
Congress party workers were seen busy in celebrations at the residence of Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakaumar in Bengaluru as the Congress party surges ahead and crosses halfway mark in Karnataka Election Results. Congress MP and Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar’s brother, DK Suresh shows a thumbs-up sign as he arrives at the latter’s residence in Bengaluru.
Congress leader Siddaramaiah said, “We told that even if PM Modi comes nothing will work and see that has happened. We are leading in 120 seats. As we expected we will get the majority.”
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel distributed sweets as Congress got the majority in trends. Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said,” Election result is as per our expectations. PM sought votes by keeping himself in the front. So, this is Modi’s defeat..” He added, “You can see with whom Bajrang Bali stands. Bajrang Bali’s ‘gada’ hit corruption on its head & BJP was done.”
Rajasthan CM and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot in a tweet said, “The result of the atmosphere that was seen in Karnataka during Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, clearly shows in #Karnataka election results…This will be repeated in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha election in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.”
Congress leader & former MP CM Kamal Nath said, ” It is certain that Congress will form the government in Karnataka. BJP will attempt to strike a deal with MLAs of other parties and independent candidates.”
According to ANI, Karnataka CM Basavraj Bommai in his reaction 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.”