Bengaluru: Karnataka's ruling coalition Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and Congress won four out of five seats in the election bypolls, while BJP won one seat. Polling was held on Saturday in Bellary (ST), Mandya and Shimoga parliamentary constituencies and Jamkhandi and Ramanagara assembly segments in the southern state.
Celebrations erupt in Jamkhandi
JD-S candidate and HD Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha Kumaraswamy won from Ramanagara assembly seat. She became the first ever woman MLA to win the seat. While Congress' Anand Siddu Nyamagouda won from Jamkhandi assembly seat. JD-S candidate LR Shivarame Gowda won from Mandya.
Counting of votes began at 8 a.m. in Bellary (reserved), Mandya and Shimoga Lok Sabha seats and Jamkhandi and Ramanagara assembly seats for the polling held on November 3.
Prior to the bypolls, the JD-S held Ramanagara and Mandya seats, while the Congress Jamakhandi and the BJP Bellary and Shimoga. Around 66 per cent of the 54.5 lakh electorate have voted in the five bypolls.
In all, 31 candidates are in the fray, including five from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), three from Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and two from the Congress. 21 others are Independents or from regional outfits. LIVE UPDATES: KARNATAKA BYPOLLS RESULTS
BELLARY: CONGRESS' VS UGRAPPA WON - BJP'S J SHANTHA LOST
MANDYA: JDS' LR SHIVARAME GOWDA WON - BJP'S SIDDARAMAIAH LOST
SHIVAMOGGA: BJP'S BY RAGHVENDRA WON - JDS' MADHU BANGARAPPA LOST
JAMKHANDI: CONGRESS' ANAND NYAMAGOUDA WON - BJP'S SRIKANTH KULKARNI
RAMANAGARA: JDS' ANITHA KUMARASWAMY WON - BJP'S L CHANDRSEKHAR LOST
Congress-JD(S) alliance wins 4 out of 5 seats in bypolls, wins Bellary, Mandya, Ramanagaram and Jamkhandi. BJP wins Shimoga Lok Sabha seat.
Congress' VS Ugruppa wins Bellary parliamentary seat with a margin of 2,43,161 votes
Win is not making us arrogant: JD(S) leader and Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy
This elections was the first step. There are 28 LS seats, we'll work with Congress to win all of them, that is our goal.This is not an empty boast just because we have won today. This is the confidence of people in us. This win is not making us arrogant: JD(S) leader&Karnataka CM pic.twitter.com/g4QF3oRooh
JD(S)' LR Shivaramegowda wins Mandya parliamentary seat with a margin of 3,24,943 votes
BJP's BY Raghavendra wins Shimoga parliamentary seat with a margin of 39, 100% vote
Congress-JD(S) won because of anti-people policies of Modi govt: KPCC chief Dinesh Gundu Rao
People have rejected BJP. It is also a rejection of Modi govt. Bypoll results will send a message to the entire country that the time for change has come: Dinesh Gundu Rao, as Congress-JD(S) alliance, leads on 4 out of 5 seats in #KarnatakaByElection2018pic.twitter.com/WpXZrpWpFc
Will work for all sections of people without any bias: Ugarappa
I thank people for electing me to Lok Sabha. Will work for the welfare of Bellary and its people till my last breath: VS Ugarappa
INC's AS Nyamagouda leads by 39,100% votes in Jamkhandi, JDS's Anitha Kumaraswamy leads by 1,05,294 votes in Ramanagaram, BJP's BY Raghavendra leads by 47,388 votes in Shimoga, INC's VS Ugrappa leads by 2,14,826 votes in Bellary and JDS LR Shivarame Gowda leads by 2,33,517 votes in Mandya
Congress candidate VS Ugrappa leads by 2,14,826 votes in Bellary
BJP candidate BY Raghavendra leads by 47,388 votes in Shivamogga
BJP MLA Sriramulu takes complete responsibility of poll debacle in Bellary
Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao extends greetings
Resounding win for the @INCIndia & @JanataDal_S coalition in Karnataka. 4-1 thrashing to BJP. People have rejected the negative politics of BJP in Karnataka and the abject failure of Modi govt in addressing people’s issues. Congrats to all the winners.
Development of Bellary is our main goal: DK Shivakumar
Definitely. In any democratic result, election process...people's mandate is very important. It's the direction to the people of this country: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar, when asked 'will it (#KarnatakaByElection2018) give a message to the whole nation before 2019 election' pic.twitter.com/nvgsPmqCsI
I was given charge of Bellary by-poll by Congress high command. Winning or losing is part of electoral politics: water resources minister DK Shivakumar on by-poll results
Former CM Siddaramaiah hits out at Janardhana Reddy, says people of Bellary have cursed Reddy for his inhuman behaviour
I congratulate Anand Siddu Nyamagouda on his victory. I would like to thank people for blessing our candidate in Jamkhandi: Former CM Siddaramaiah
I will fulfil my father's dream from Jamkandhi constituency. My father's work and people's sympathy helped me win the elections: Anand Siddu Nyamagouda
BJP's BY Raghavendra leads by 42,864 votes in Shivamogga
Congress candidate VS Ugrappa leads by 1,61,115 votes in Bellary
JDS' Madhu Bangarappa trails in his own bastion Soraba
JDS' LR Shivarame Gowada wins Mandya LS bypoll; broke Ambareesh's record
Anitha Kumaraswamy is the first woman MLA from Ramanagara
Anitha Kumaraswamy wins from Ramanagara
Congress candidate Anand Siddu Nyamagouda wins from Jamkhandi assembly seat
INC's AS Nyamagouda leads by 32,933 votes in Jamkhandi. JDS's Anitha Kumaraswamy leads by 82,928 votes in Ramanagaram, BJP's BY Raghavendra leads by 36,467 votes in Shimoga, INC's VS Ugrappa leads by 1,84,203 votes in Bellary and JDS LR Shivaramegowda leads by 1,21,963 votes in Mandya
Congress' VS Ugrappa leading over BJP's J Shantha by 1,28,815 votes in Bellary parliamentary seat after counting of votes for Round 8
BJP's BY Raghavendra leads over JD(S)'s S Madhubangarappa by 9,665 votes in round 4 of counting in Shimoga parliamentary seat
JD(S) leading by 1,09,066 votes over BJP in Mandya parliamentary seat after counting of votes in Round 5
JDS' S Madhubangarappa leads over BJP's BY Raghavendra by 1,414 votes in the 2nd round of counting in Shimoga parliamentary seat
JDS's Anitha Kumaraswamy leads over BJP's L. Chandrashekhar by 14,813 votes in 3 rounds in Ramanagaram assembly seat