Bengaluru: As counting of votes for the recently held urban local body polls is underway, results declared so far reveal that the Congress is leading.
#Karnataka: Results declared on 1412 out of total 2664 seats in 102 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. pic.twitter.com/GNzIJOHm9s— ANI (@ANI) September 3, 2018
Out of the total 2664 seats, the results for 2267 have been announced and Congress has managed to win 846 seats, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged 788, and the Janata Dal (Secular) won 307 seats, with the remaining going to independent candidates.
The polling was held in 2,529 wards, spread over 29 city municipalities, 53 town municipalities and 23 town panchayats, and in 135 wards of three city corporations of the state.
Congress is not lagging behind. Neck-to-neck fight is there & if you combine secular votes, they are the most. These elections are based on minor issues & local candidates & these results don't hold much significance: Mallikarjun Kharge on Karnataka urban local body polls results pic.twitter.com/5wXys8efmm— ANI (@ANI) September 3, 2018
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.