BENGALURU: The results of 58 Urban Local Bodies (ULB), 57 gram panchayats and bypolls of 9 wards (ULB) across Karnataka have thrown mixed results for the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress party. Both claimed victory saying that they have the majority and confidence of the people.
The elections to ULBs which were delayed by 3 years were held on December 27. After counting of votes started, trends indicated a close fight between the BJP and the Congress.
Opposition leader Siddaramaiah claimed that this result shows that people are dejected with the BJP government. The results have shown that they can't win elections with money power, he said. "To elections held for 1,187 seats of local bodies across the state, the Congress has won more than 500 seats and BJP has managed to win 434 seats and JD(S) won 45 seats. More than 100 local bodies have thrown up fractured mandate. There is a wave for Congress in the state," Siddaramaiah explained. (IANS)