In all, 8,340 candidates are in fray in urban local bodies (Representational)
The counting of votes for 102 urban local bodies across Karnataka began at 8 a.m. on Monday. The results of the civic polls, which took place on August 31, are expected later in the day or early Tuesday, a poll official said. Polling took place across the 2,633 wards of the state, spread over 29 city municipalities, 53 town municipalities and 23 town panchayats and in 135 wards of the three city corporations. A record average of 67.5 per cent voter turnout was registered across the state for the civic polls.
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were used for polling in all the wards. A total of 36 lakh voters were registered in the ULB wards and 13.33 lakh in the three towns of Mysuru, Shivamogga and Tumakuru. In all, 8,340 candidates, including 2,306 from the Congress, 2,203 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 1,397 from the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) are in the fray for the ULBs, while 814 contested from the city corporations, including 135 from Congress, 130 from BJP and 129 from JD-S.
Here are the highlights of Karnataka urban local body election results:
Congress Congratulated The Winning Candidates In A Tweet
The Congress and the JD(S) together have won 1,366 seats, which gives them a clear edge over the BJP and control of a majority of the Urban Local Bodies.
Here is the tally of the Karnataka Urban local body polls.
At least six people were injured when acid was thrown during victory celebration by Congress workers at Barline road in Tumkur. Congress candidate Inayathullah won in ward number 16.
The ruling coalition partners did not contest the local body polls together but are expected to come together after the results, if no party wins a majority in any urban body. If they together won more than half of the seats, the two parties are likely to consider it a win as the BJP has a strong presence in urban bodies.
BJP becomes single largest party in Mysuru Municipal Corporation polls with 22 seats. Congress has won 19 and JDS has won 17 seats. Others have won six seats.
Results So Far
City Councils - 29
BJP - 10
Congress - 5
JDS - 3
Municipalities - 53
Congress - 19
BJP - 12
JDS - 8
Town Panchayats - 20
Congress - 7
BJP - 7
JDS - 2
Results for 2474 seats of 2709 seats for Karntaka urban local body polls have been declared. BJP has won 861 seats, Congress won 925 and JDS has won 337 seats.
Congress-JDS is on way to form board in Tumkuru Municipal Corporation. While Congress has won 10 seats, JDS has won 8. BJP has won 11 seats. Independents have won 2 seats. Counting is underway for 35 seats.
BJP leads in Mysuru Municipal Corporation with 17 seats. Congress has won 10 seats and JDS 11. Others have won 4. Counting is underway for 65 seats.
ANI | Results declared on 2267 out of total 2664 seats in 102 urban local bodies where polls took place on August 31. Congress wins 846, BJP wins 788, JD(S) wins 307, and independent candidates win 277 seats.
The civic election was earlier scheduled to be held in 105 urban local bodies. However, polling in three areas was postponed due to the onset of heavy rains and subsequent flash floods in Kodagu district.
Results declared on 1412 out of total 2664 seats in urban local bodies where polls took place on August 31. Congress wins 560, BJP wins 499, JD(S) wins 178, and independent candidates win 150 seats, reports news agency ANI.