Result of Karnataka municipal polls, to decide future of Congress-JDS

Result of Karnataka municipal polls, to decide future of Congress-JDS

Courtesy : Bureau03/09/2018 14:40

 Counting for 102 municipal body elections that took place on August 31 is underway in Karnataka amid tight security.

The results of the Urban Local Body (ULB) are being seen as a pointer to the performance of the coalition government of the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

The elections were held in 21 of the 30 districts across the state. A total of 105 ULBs went to the polls which include 29 city municipal councils, 53 town municipal councils and 23 town panchayats.

An impressive 67.51 per cent voter turnout was recorded. According to analysts, it could be a straight fight between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the coastal belt, Bombay-Karnataka and Hyderabad-Karnataka regions.

However, it is still a three-way fight in the old Mysore region with a greater advantage to the JD(S). The results will also decide future of alliance for several Lok Sabha constituencies between the Congress and the JD(S) next year.

Sources in the Congress, however, say the results will not have any impact on the coalition government and that both the parties would continue to carry on with their development agenda.

The BJP, which has a stronger presence in the urban pockets, will also get to test its popularity across the state ahead of the general elections.

In 2013, the ULB elections were held in 4,976 seats. The Congress had won 1,960 seats and the BJP and the JD(S) had secured 905 seats each. The remaining 1,206 seats were bagged by independent candidates.

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