Karnataka Election Results 2023 Highlights: Congress's Show Of Strength After Big Karnataka Win

Election Results: PM Modi congratulated the Congress for its win and wished the party best in its endeavour to fulfilling people's aspirations.

Karnataka Election Results 2023 Highlights: Congress's Show Of Strength After Big Karnataka Win

Karnataka Election Results: Congress is yet to announce their Chief Minister pick.


The Congress has wrested Karnataka from BJP by winning 137 seats - well past the halfway mark in the 224-member assembly. With today's results, the BJP lost its only bastion in the south. "After 35 years, we got such a thumping majority, which we should always remember," said Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge on the party's big victory in Karnataka.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the Congress for its win and wished the party best in its endeavour to fulfilling people's aspirations.

"I thank all those who have supported us in the Karnataka elections. I appreciate the hardwork of BJP Karyakartas. We shall serve Karnataka with even more vigour in the times to come," he said in another tweet.

Congress's Rahul Gandhi congratulated the people of Karnataka and told the cheering party workers at the Congress office in New Delhi: "The market of hate has been shut, and shops of love have opened," he told

All the focus now will be on who the Congress pick as their Chief Ministerial candidate with both state chief DK Shivakumar and senior leader Siddaramaiah eyeing the spot. Today, Mr Shivakumar broke down and spoke about delivering on a promise to the Gandhis. He also said he had not slept for three years, ever since he made the promise.

Here are the highlights on the Election Results:

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May 13, 2023 23:33 (IST)
"Thank people for giving us an opportunity": Amit Shah after Karnataka loss
As the Congress cruised past the halfway mark in Karnataka on Saturday, heading for a resounding win in the Assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who headlined the BJP's campaign in the state's along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, thanked the people for giving his party an opportunity to serve them for so many years.

Taking to Twitter, the Union Minister said, "My sincere gratitude to the people of Karnataka for giving the BJP the opportunity to serve them for so many years."

"The BJP under the leadership of PM  Modi Ji will continue to strive for the welfare and development of the people of Karnataka," he added.
May 13, 2023 23:15 (IST)
Karnataka elections results marked "BJP-free South India": Mallikarjun Kharge
With the Congress' emphatic victory in the Karnataka elections on Saturday, ousting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from power in the only southern state ruled by it, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge said the election results marked a "BJP-free South India".

Adressing Congress workers at State party headquarters, Kharge said, "We started from Mekedatu (padayatra). Then came the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanniyakumari to Kashmir. We have won almost 99 per cent of the seats in the route in which Rahul Gandhi walked. I thank him for that."
May 13, 2023 23:04 (IST)
Basavaraj Bommai submits resignation to Karnataka Governor
May 13, 2023 22:20 (IST)
Nitish Kumar congratulates Congress for victory in Karnataka
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday congratulated the Congress, his alliance partner, for its scintillating performance in the Karnataka assembly polls.

The JD(U) supreme leader came out with a tweet, in Hindi, tagging the grand old party which has won a comfortable majority in the southern state.

"Heartiest congratulations and good wishes to the Congress upon its victory, with a clear majority, in Karnataka assembly elections," Mr Kumar tweeted.
May 13, 2023 22:14 (IST)
Mallikarjun Kharge's Message To PM On Karnataka Results
Making an emotional appeal to voters in his home turf on the last day of campaigning, Mallikarjun Kharge had asked them to take pride in the fact that he as a "bhoomi putra" of Karnataka had been made AICC president, and sought a win for the Congress in that name.

It looks like he struck an instant chord with the people, with the voters rewarding the Congress with a comfortable majority of 136 seats in the 224 member Karnataka Legislative Assembly for which elections were held on May 10, and the votes counted on Saturday.

Many party leaders credit Kharge for the win mainly for camping in the state and mentoring the party at every level in the run up to polls.
May 13, 2023 22:01 (IST)
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai submits resignation to Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot. 
May 13, 2023 22:00 (IST)
Why A Chunk Of Lingayats, Traditional BJP Supporters, Voted For Congress
The stepping down of BS Yediyurappa as the Chief Minister cost the BJP dear in the Karnataka assembly election in terms of Lingayat vote.
May 13, 2023 21:43 (IST)
Karnataka results won't affect Lok Sabha, Maharashtra elections: Chief Minister Eknath Shinde
The election results in Karnataka will not have any impact on the outcome of the next year's Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde saidon Saturday.

Speaking to reporters about the Congress's victory in the southern state, Shinde said the BJP had earlier won elections in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland, and the issues in each of these three states were different.

"Thus, the results in Karnataka will affect neither Lok Sabha elections nor the (Assembly) elections in Maharashtra," he said.

One cannot forecast anything from election results of a single state, he added.
May 13, 2023 21:25 (IST)
First time in nearly 4 decades, Congress wins assembly polls in home state of party chief
The Congress' big win in the Karnataka assembly polls has come as a boost for Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge as it is also the first time in nearly four decades that the party has won in the home state of its president.

The Congress would also take inspiration from history as it was from Karnataka that an embattled Indira Gandhi had revived her dwindling political future by winning a Lok Sabha bypoll from Chikmagalur.

The Congress is facing a stiff electoral challenge from a rampaging BJP and the Karnataka poll win has come at a critical juncture for the grand old party with the Lok Sabha polls next year, but whether this victory would prove to be its "Chikmagalur moment", only time will tell.
May 13, 2023 20:12 (IST)
Just In | Congress MLAs likely to meet tomorrow in Bengaluru after massive Karnataka win.
May 13, 2023 19:58 (IST)
Karnataka Election Results: Counting Over, Congress Wins 137 Seats
Counting of votes is over on all seats in Karnataka. Congress has won 137 seats in he 224-member Karnataka assembly, while BJP won 65.

May 13, 2023 19:50 (IST)
"Ego Doesn't Stay For Long": Mallikarjun Kharge After Congress's Karnataka Win
"Ego doesn't stay for long. It's a democracy and we'll have to listen to people and bow our heads before the people who show us the right path. It's not a victory of anyone, it's a victory of the people of the state. They decided and chose. That's why we got 136 seats - huge after 36 years," says Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge.
May 13, 2023 19:47 (IST)
Won Almost 99% Of Seats That Were Covered In Bharat Jodo Yatra: Congress
"We started from Mekedatu (padayatra). Then came the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanniyakumari to Kashmir. We have won almost 99% of the seats in the route in which Rahul Gandhi walked. I thank him for that,": Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge.
May 13, 2023 19:46 (IST)
Congress President Promises To Deliver On All Promises
Congress Chief Mallikarjun Kharge, speaking after the party's emphatic win in Karnataka, said that the party will deliver on all its promises. "BJP leaders came from across the country, but the result was what the people of Karnataka wanted," he said.
May 13, 2023 19:20 (IST)
Congress Addresses Press Conference After Thumping Karnataka Win
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, along with state chief DK Shivakumar and senior party leader Siddaramaiah is addressing a press conference. The party is expected to make an announcement related to their Chief Minister pick.
May 13, 2023 19:02 (IST)
Our Personal Loss, Not Of Ideology, Says BJP's CT Ravi On Karnataka Election Results 2023
Four-time Karnataka BJP MLA and the party's national general secretary CT Ravi is losing by over 7,500 votes in Chikmagalur to the Congress's HD Thammaiah, the Election Commission's website shows. Counting on this seat is still going on.
May 13, 2023 18:45 (IST)
Congress's P Chidambaram On Massive Karnataka Victory
"What this victory proves is that Congress has a basic organisation and it can be rejuvenated at election time": P Chidambaram to NDTV.

May 13, 2023 18:26 (IST)
BJP Treated Polls As Referendum On Their Double-Engine Government: Congress
"They (BJP) treated the election as a referendum for their so-called double engine government. We are doubly happy that Congress defeated BJP," Congress leader P Chidambaram tells NDTV.

May 13, 2023 18:17 (IST)
BJP's Last-Minute Bid To Draw Lingayats In Karnataka Fails
The BJP's last-minute move to consolidate its Lingayat support base did not pay off and the Congress made huge gains in the seats dominated by the influential community, trends in the counting of votes indicate.
May 13, 2023 18:08 (IST)
Key winners in Karnataka elections
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, state Congress President DK Shivakumar, and former Union Minister KH Muniyappa are among the key leaders who have been declared victorious by the Election Commission in the Karnataka Assembly polls for which counting of votes was taken up on Saturday.

Results of former chief ministers Siddaramaiah of Congress and HD Kumaraswamy of JD(S) are yet to be announced. However, they are leading in their respective segments.
May 13, 2023 17:53 (IST)
Karnataka Election 2023: BJP's CT Ravi On Karnataka Results
Four-time Karnataka BJP MLA and the party's national general secretary CT Ravi is losing by over 7,500 votes in Chikmagalur to the Congress's HD Thammaiah, the Election Commission's website shows. Counting on this seat is still going on.

Mr Ravi in a tweet accepted defeat, a huge setback for the BJP leader from the politically influential Vokkaliga community. He is known to be close to the party's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

"I accept my loss in the assembly elections. I wholeheartedly thank BJP Chikmagalur karyakartas (party workers) and the people of Chikmagalur for their support to me all these years. I congratulate all the winning candidates and wish them the very best in the coming days," Mr Ravi tweeted.
May 13, 2023 17:35 (IST)
Karnataka Election Results 2023: PM Narendra Modi Congratulates Congress For Karnataka Win, Mention For BJP Workers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the Congress party for its win in the Karnataka assembly election. He also thanked BJP workers for working hard on the party's campaign.
May 13, 2023 17:30 (IST)
Election Result: Mamata Banerjee on Karnataka results
"This is the beginning of the end for BJP before 2024 Lok Sabha polls," said Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Karnataka election results.
May 13, 2023 17:27 (IST)
Election Result: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Karnataka results
Priyanka Gandhi said the "Karnataka results gave a message that the people want the politics that revolves around their issues. That's what our campaign focussed on - development, corruption etc".
May 13, 2023 17:25 (IST)
Election Results 2023:Priyanka Gandhi Vadra congratulates Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar for Karnataka results
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra congratulated Karnataka chief minister hopefuls, DK Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah for Karnataka results.

 The BJP lost its only bastion in the south today, with Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai conceding defeat shortly after the Congress leads moved past 130 seats. The BJP is ahead on 60-plus seats and HD Kumaraswamy's JD(S) 
May 13, 2023 17:22 (IST)
Karnataka Election 2023: Congress Links Bharat Jodo Yatra To Karnataka Results
The Congress has put out a report card showing how the party benefited from the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Jairam Ramesh, Congress's communication chief and Rajya Sabha MP, put out a table comparing the party's performance in 20 assembly seats through which the Yatra passed.

May 13, 2023 16:55 (IST)
Karnataka Election Results: As Congress Wins Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa "Respectfully" Accepts Verdict
Karnataka BJP strongman and former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today said the Assembly election results will have no bearing on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
May 13, 2023 16:53 (IST)
BJP will contribute to Karnataka as constructive opposition: Union Minister
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar on Saturday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party will play the role of a constructive opposition in Karnataka, where the party is set to lose power to Congress in the Assembly polls.

Congress crossed the halfway mark, as per the trends by the Election Commission, and is well poised to form the government in Karnataka.

Responding to the trends, which showed Congress leading by a huge margin, the Union Minister said, "This is a celebration of democracy. The BJP Karnataka thanks every voter for participating in these elections and for supporting us."

"I personally and the leadership here want to thank every Karyakarta of the BJP who have worked very hard during the elections. We will contribute to our state and our people as a constructive opposition," he added.
May 13, 2023 16:43 (IST)
Karnataka Results: Siddaramaiah Wins From Varuna
Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday got a landslide victory in the Varuna constituency, defeating his nearest rival by a margin of 46,006 votes and entering the Karnataka Assembly for the ninth time.

The 75-year-old leader got 1,19,430 votes against 73,424 polled by his BJP rival and influential Lingayat leader V Somanna. The Bahujan Samaj Party candidate was in third place with 1,075 votes, according to the Election Commission website.

Five-time MLA and outgoing state Housing Minister Somanna was moved out of his Govindaraj Nagar constituency in Bengaluru for the first time to take the Congress strongman head-on in his home turf.
May 13, 2023 16:27 (IST)
Congress President's Son Priyank Kharge Wins From Chittapur 3rd Time In A Row
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's son Priyank Kharge on Saturday won from the Chittapur constituency in Karnataka by a margin of 13,638 votes, recording his third consecutive victory from the seat.

Priyank Kharge bagged 81,088 votes against 67,450 polled by his BJP rival Manikanta Rathod. Aam Admi Party candidate Jagadish S Sagar was in third place with 962 votes.
May 13, 2023 16:09 (IST)
Karnataka Results: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Wins
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai won the Shiggaon assembly seat. But he will lose the top job as Congress registered a comprehensive victory today.
May 13, 2023 15:45 (IST)
Election Results 2023: Key Congress Meet Today Evening
After registering a thumping victory in Karnataka elections, Congress will hold a key meeting at party president Mallikarjun Kharge's residence. The party is yet to announce its Chief Ministerial pick for the state.
May 13, 2023 15:32 (IST)
Congress, Set For Karnataka Win, Compares PM's Narrative With Bharat Jodo Yatra
Hailing the Bharat Jodo Yatra's role for its success in the Karnataka assembly polls, the Congress today said in the clash of narratives between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the yatra, the cross-country foot march is a "clear winner".
May 13, 2023 15:22 (IST)
Opposition Leaders On Congress Victory In Karnataka
Opposition leaders on Saturday lauded the Congress for its victory in Karnataka and thanked the people of the state, saying that this win has showed that "Modi is not invincible".

"Pro-poor promises and secular stance helped Congress to score the historic Karnataka victory. It urges them to learn necessary lessons and to be more responsible in national politics. Modi is never invincible. If all secular forces are united, 2024 will see the end of BJP Raj," said Communist Party of India (CPI) MP Binoy Viswam.
May 13, 2023 14:54 (IST)
"Market Of Hate Shut, Shops Of Love Open": Rahul Gandhi On Karnataka Win
Congress's Rahul Gandhi congratulated the people of Karnataka, where his party looks set to form the next government with a massive victory.
May 13, 2023 14:46 (IST)
"Shops Of Hatred Have Been Shut": Rahul Gandhi
"Shops of hatred have shut, shops of love have opened in Karnataka. We made five promises - we will fulfil them in the first cabinet meeting," Rahul Gandhi said as Congress got on track to register a massive victory in Karnataka. 

May 13, 2023 14:39 (IST)
"India Is Fond Of Love": Rahul Gandhi On Karnataka Results
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulates the people of Karnataka after the party gets a clear mandate in the state assembly polls. "We fought for the issues of the poor. I thank the party workers who worked hard for this victory. I thank the people of the state from the bottom of my heart," says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

May 13, 2023 14:31 (IST)
Karnataka Results: Congress Extend Lead, Ahead On 138 Seats
May 13, 2023 14:21 (IST)
Karnataka Elections: What Happened In 2018 Polls?
In the 2018 Karnataka assembly elections, BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats. The Congress had 80 seats and JD-S 37. There was also one independent member, while the BSP and Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP) had one seat each.

With no party getting a clear majority, the Congress and JD-S tried to forge an alliance. BJP's B S Yediyurappa staked claim and formed the government. However, it was dissolved within three days, ahead of a trust vote, as the BJP strongman was unable to muster the numbers.

Subsequently, the Congress and JD-S alliance formed the government with Kumaraswamy as chief minister. But the wobbly dispensation collapsed in 14 months, triggered by the resignation of 17 ruling coalition legislators who then defected to the BJP.

This enabled the BJP's return to power.
May 13, 2023 14:03 (IST)
Election Results: Congress Take Karnataka, All Eyes Now On CM Pick
May 13, 2023 13:58 (IST)
Karnataka Results: In Sea Of Congress Wins, Glaring Upset For A Heavyweight
The Congress is set for a comfortable win in Karnataka but the poor show of a closely-watched heavyweight stands apart in this stellar performance by the Opposition party. Jagadish Shettar, a former Chief Minister, has been a talking point ever since he switched over from the BJP to the Congress in the run-up to the elections.

A prominent Lingayat leader, Mr Shettar is currently trailing to the BJP's Mahesh Tenginakai by over 35,000 votes in the Hubli-Dharwad Central assembly segment.
May 13, 2023 13:48 (IST)
Karnataka Elections: Congress Set For A Thumping Victory
The Congress is on track for a thumping victory in Karnataka, which will dislodge rival BJP from its lone southern citadel. The Congress are currently leading on 135 seats, while the BJP is ahead on 64.
May 13, 2023 13:38 (IST)
Election Resutls: People Stood Up To BJP's "Money And Muscle Power", Says P Chidambaram
With a strong showing by the Congress in the Karnataka assembly polls, senior party leader P Chidambaram on Saturday congratulated the state's people for a "decisive verdict" and said they stood up to the "money and muscle power of the so-called double engine government" of the BJP.

"Warm congratulations and sincere thanks to the people of Karnataka for delivering a decisive verdict. This election was more than an election to a state assembly. It was about upholding the fundamental values of the Indian Constitution and stopping the damage done by supremacist theories, discrimination and prejudice," Mr Chidamabram said on Twitter.
May 13, 2023 13:21 (IST)
Karnataka Election Results: Congress Comfortably Ahead, Now Focus On Chief Minister Post
In the Congress's victory celebrations in Karnataka, the only dampener could be the looming Siddaramaiah versus DK Shivakumar tussle for the chief minister's job.
May 13, 2023 13:13 (IST)
People Were Fed Up Of BJP Government: Congress's Siddaramaiah
"We may cross 130 also. It's a big victory. People were fed up of the BJP government," Congress leader Siddaramaiah says.

May 13, 2023 13:11 (IST)
Elections 2023: Congress Leader Siddaramaiah On Party's Big Win In Karnataka
May 13, 2023 13:00 (IST)
"I Promised To Deliver Karnataka And I Have": DK Shivakumar Breaks Down
"I had assured the Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and Mallikarjun Kharge that I will deliver Karnataka," Congress state chief DK Shivakumar says as the party closes in on a win in Karnataka.
May 13, 2023 12:56 (IST)
Election Results: Congress State Chief Thanks People, Workers As Party Races Ahead
Congress Karnataka chief DK Shivakumar says that the party was always confident of a victory in the assembly elections. The party has already raced ahead on 130 seats, far beyond the majority mark of 113.
May 13, 2023 12:46 (IST)
Karnataka Chief Minister Concedes Defeats, Says Will Analyse Gaps
"Despite the best efforts by PM Modi and cadres, we were not able to make a mark. 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," Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said as Congress raced ahead on 130 seats in Karnataka.

May 13, 2023 12:31 (IST)
Karnataka Election Results: BJP Concedes Defeat
Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai conceded defeat after Congress crossed the majority mark in trends. "We have not been able to cross the mark. Once the results out, we will do a detailed analysis. We will find out the gaps and deficiencies, and we will reorganise the party and come back for the Lok Sabha elections," Mr Bommai said.
May 13, 2023 12:15 (IST)
Karnataka Elections: Kingmaker Or Distant Third? JDS Hopes For A Role Amid Setback
Hours into the counting of votes for Karnataka assembly election, the Janata Dal (Secular), which was being seen as a possible kingmaker in the event of a hung verdict, appears to have taken a big hit in its vote share.
May 13, 2023 12:00 (IST)
Karnataka Elections: Trends At 12 Noon
Trends for all the 224 seats in the state are in, with the Congress clearly ahead of archrival BJP. At 120 seats, the Congress is a notch ahead of the magic number of 113, while the BJP is ahead on 73 seats. The Janata Dal-S (JD-S) is leading in 25 seats.

May 13, 2023 11:54 (IST)
Will Come To Power On Our Own Strength, Says Senior Congress Leader Siddaramaiah
Congress's former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah exuded confidence that the party will form a government in Karnata under its own steam as the party shot across the halfway mark by mid-morning.
May 13, 2023 11:33 (IST)
"Bajrang Bali" Chants At Congress Office As Party Taunts BJP In Karnataka
Celebrations started in the Congress headquarters at Delhi as the party shot past the halfway mark in Karnataka by mid-morning leads today.
May 13, 2023 11:31 (IST)
Election Results Live: Chief Minister Bommai, 2 Ex CM's Leading
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai (BJP) is leading from his seat as are former chief ministers HD Kumaraswamy (JDS) and Siddaramaiah (Congress).

May 13, 2023 11:07 (IST)
Election Results: Congress Calls All Its MLAs To Bengaluru
The Congress has asked all its MLAs to reach Bengaluru as leads placed it across the halfway mark. Congress's Siddaramaiah said he is sure of the party crossing the 120 mark. There are reports that the party has booked several resorts to keep its flock together. It prompted a jibe from the BJP, which said the Congress "doesn't trust its MLAs".

May 13, 2023 10:46 (IST)
Karnataka Results: Congress Surges Ahead Of Majority Mark
Congress seems to be on course to breach rival BJP's lone southern citadel Karnataka, racing ahead towards the magic 113 figure to form a government on its own. Buoyed by the initial trends, Congress said the message given to the BJP was to stick to public issues that matter, even as the saffron party expressed hope of securing the simple majority mark of 113.
May 13, 2023 10:36 (IST)
Karnataka Election Results 2023: Congress's Protect MLAs Plan As It Smells Victory In Karnataka
The Congress, within touching distance of victory in Karnataka, started ringfencing its MLAs as it crossed the halfway mark in leads today.
May 13, 2023 10:24 (IST)
Congress Confident Of Getting Clear Mandate In Karnataka
May 13, 2023 10:16 (IST)
Karnataka Results: Congress Maintain Lead, Stay Above Majority Mark
Congress touched the majority mark of 113 seats in early trends in counting of votes for the Karnataka Assembly polls. Congress is currently leading in 115 seats while the BJP is ahead in 79.

May 13, 2023 10:05 (IST)
Live Karnataka Election Results: Priyank Kharge Leads In Chittapur
Congress President M Mallikarjun Kharge's son Priyank Kharge is leading in Chittapur against BJP's Manikanta Rathod by 2, 493 votes.

May 13, 2023 09:48 (IST)
Karnataka Election Results 2023: Priyanka Gandhi Prays At Temple For People Of Karnataka On Results Day
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was seen at a temple in Shimla this morning, as votes are being counted in Karnataka.
May 13, 2023 09:40 (IST)
Karnataka Results: Congress's Jagdish Shettar Trails In Early Trends
Congress candidate Jagdish Shettar is trailing in the Hubli-Dharwad Central Assembly. Mr Shettar, a former chief minister, recently joined Congress after being denied a ticket from the Bharatiya Janata Party.

He belongs to the Lingayat community which is believed to have a crucial impact on electoral outcomes in the state.
May 13, 2023 09:35 (IST)
Live Karnataka Election Results: CM Basavaraj Bommai Leading In Shiggaon
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai (BJP) is leading in the Shiggaon constituency, according to early trends. He is up against Congress candidate Yasir Ahmed Khan Pathan.

May 13, 2023 09:21 (IST)
"My Father Should Be CM": Siddaramaiah's Son As Congress Take Early Lead
Congress leader and son of former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Yathindra Siddaramiah expressed confidence that the party will get an absolute majority and will come to power on its own. He also said for the interest of Karnataka his father should become the chief minister.

"We will do anything to keep BJP out of power... In the interest of Karnataka, my father should become the chief minister," Yathindra Siddaramaiah said while speaking to ANI.
May 13, 2023 09:13 (IST)
Election Results Live: Congress Widens Lead, Ahead on 113 Seats
As per early trends, the Congress is leading on 113 seats, while the BJP is ahead on 85. The Congress is hoping for an anti-incumbency wave that will help them dethrone the BJP government in the state.
May 13, 2023 09:08 (IST)
Karnataka Elections Result 2023: Key Contests That Will Decide Who Wins State Assembly
The outcome in Karnataka could boil down to how the battle for some key constituencies play out. After a high-decibel campaign during which all three key contestants - the incumbent BJP, the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) - went at each other and pulled out stops and heavyweight campaigners to draw voters.

May 13, 2023 08:59 (IST)
Karnataka Results: Congress Ahead Of BJP In Early Trends
May 13, 2023 08:50 (IST)
Election Results: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai Confident Of BJP Retaining Power
Incumbent Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai has said he is confident of a BJP victory. "We are confident that we will win and cross the magic number. We have got the ground report from all the booths and the constituencies," he said.

May 13, 2023 08:43 (IST)
Live Karnataka Election Results: Congress Ahead On 86 Seats, BJP In 70
In very early leads, the Congress is leading on 86 seats, while the ruling BJP is ahead on 70.
May 13, 2023 08:28 (IST)
HD Kumaraswamy Before Karnataka Results: Not In Touch With Any Party
Many pollsters have said the JD-S could emerge as a "kingmaker" or a "king" by holding the key to government formation.
May 13, 2023 08:23 (IST)
Election Results Live: BJP, Congress In Close Race In Very Early Leads
The postal votes are being counted now. As per the early trends, the BJP and Congress are ahead on 31 seats each. The JD-S, which will assume a key role in case of a hung assembly, is leading on 12 seats.
May 13, 2023 08:18 (IST)
Election Results: Congress Hoping For Morale-Booster Ahead Of 2024 Lok Sabha Polls
The Congress, believing in the very same jinx that the BJP wants to break, is hoping for a morale-booster to give it the much-needed plank on which it will position itself as the main opposition party ahead of the national election next year.

May 13, 2023 08:13 (IST)
Karnataka Elections Results: BJP, Congress Neck-And-Neck
May 13, 2023 08:10 (IST)
Karnataka First Leads In: BJP, Congress In A Tight Race
According to the early trends, BJP and Congress are both ahead on 2 seats each. A party needs to win 113 seats in the 224-member Karnataka assembly to form the government.

May 13, 2023 08:03 (IST)
Karnataka Election Results: Counting Of Votes Begins
Whether the BJP beats anti-incumbency in Karnataka, the Congress scores a rare state victory or the Janata Dal (Secular) throws in a surprise will be known today as votes are counted today.

May 13, 2023 07:52 (IST)
Election Results: Karnataka Congress Chief Says Party Will Win 141 Seats
Congress Karnataka chief DK Shivakumar has dismissed the exit poll results in which the party, though it gains the highest number of seats, has to contend with a hung Assembly. He insisted that the party will win at least 141 seats and form a majority government.

May 13, 2023 07:46 (IST)
Karnataka Results: Heavy Police Deployment At Counting Centres
May 13, 2023 07:35 (IST)
"We Have Already Decided": JDS Chief Ahead Of Counting Of Votes
HD Kumaraswamy, Janata Dal-Secular Chief said that he does not trust the exit polls and will wait for the results to actually come out. 

"Don't trust exit polls. We will wait and see what happens when the results actually come out," he said just an hour before the counting of votes begins. 

"We have already decided. I leave it to the people," he added.
May 13, 2023 07:26 (IST)
Karnataka Assembly Election Results: BJP Look To Break 38-Year-Old Poll Jinx
Having banked on the Modi juggernaut, the ruling BJP is looking to break a 38-year-old poll jinx where the people have never voted the incumbent party to power, while the Congress is hoping for a morale booster victory to give it a much-needed elbow room and momentum to position itself as the main opposition player in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

May 13, 2023 07:19 (IST)
"Will Win Thumping Majority": Congress Chief Denies Reaching Out To JDS
A day before the Karnataka election results, the Congress denied reaching out to HD Kumaraswamys party, amid reports that it may play a big role in the event of a hung assembly.
May 13, 2023 07:09 (IST)
Karnataka Elections: Counting To Begin At 8 am
The counting of votes for 224 seats in the Karnataka assembly will begin at 8 am at 36 counting centres that have been installed across the state.
May 13, 2023 07:01 (IST)
Election Results: Current Strength Of Karnataka Assembly
In the outgoing assembly, the ruling BJP has 116 MLAs, followed by the Congress with 69, JD(S) 29, Bahujan Samaj Party one, two independents, the Speaker and six vacant seats due to deaths and resignations to join other parties ahead of the election.
May 13, 2023 06:46 (IST)
Election Results 2023: BJP, Congress Fight To Win 113 Seats
In the 224-seat Karnataka assembly, a party needs to win 113 seats to form the government. Of the total 224 seats, 36 seats are reserved for scheduled castes and 15 for scheduled tribes.

May 13, 2023 06:39 (IST)
Election Results 2023: Fortunes Of Top Leaders To Be Decided Today
The electoral fortunes of top leaders - Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai of the BJP, Congress veterans Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar, and Mr Kumaraswamy will be decided today.
May 13, 2023 06:34 (IST)
Election Result 2023: Counting Of Votes In Karnataka Assembly Election On Saturday
Counting of votes polled for the May 10 Karnataka Assembly elections, which witnessed a fierce contest between rivals BJP and the Congress, will be held today.
May 13, 2023 06:32 (IST)
Elections 2023: Karnataka Registered A Record Voter Turnout
Karnataka registered a record voter turnout of 73.19% on May 10, surpassing the 72.36% recorded during the 2018 assembly polls.
May 13, 2023 06:27 (IST)
Karnataka Results: Fierce Three-Cornered Contest
Karnataka will today witness a fierce three-cornered contest between the BJP, Congress and the JD(S) in most of the constituencies. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is in power in Delhi and Punjab, had also fielded some candidates.

May 13, 2023 06:25 (IST)
Karnataka Elections: What Exit Polls Predict
Seven out of 10 exit polls have showed Karnataka is heading for a hung assembly. Two have predicted an outright victory for the Congress and one for the BJP. Those expecting a hung house also indicated that HD Kumaraswamy's JD(S) is likely to play the kingmaker. Health warning: exit polls often get it wrong.