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:
Congratulations to the Congress candidates who won in the #KarnatakaMunicipalElections. The party stood first with the most wins leaving the BJP in second place. A clear representation of what the people want.- Congress (@INCIndia) September 3, 2018
A BJP candidate celebrated his victory in the Karnataka urban local body polls by removing his shirt. Veerappa Siragannavar, who won at a ward in Bagalkote municipal council, is seen taking off his shirt, ex-cricket captain Sourav Ganguly style, and walking on the streets waving the garment.
Counting in the 102 urban local bodies is on in Karnataka today, after voting last week. Voting in 3 places in Kodagu district was postponed due to the recent rain and flooding there.