Added on : 2018-11-06 12:59:01
Karnataka bypolls results comes as a shocker for the BJP as JD(S)-Congress alliance have won four out of five seats. The alliance has ensured that BJP has lost its bastion of Bellary to Congress, which has won a prestige battle from there. In total, BJP has lost 2 out of 3 Lok Sabha bypolls and both the assembly bypolls in Karnataka. The only consolation for BJP is in Shimoga where state party chief B S Yeddyurappa's son B Y Raghavendra was ahead of former chief minister S Bangarappa's son Madhu Bangarappa of JD(S) by 36,351 votes.
In the Ramanagara assembly seat, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha Kumaraswamy established a huge lead of 71,613 votes over BJP's L Chandrashekar, who pulled out of the contest but officially still remains the party candidate.Chandrashekhar joined the BJP ahead of the polls but returned to the Congress weeks later, leaving the saffron party red-faced.Facing a no-contest, it will be a walkover for Anitha Kumaraswamy.