Karnataka Local bodies elections: Congress makes gains, set back for BJP
Congress has made an impressive performance in most of the TPs and TMCs. Opposition leader Siddaramaiah said that, the Congress wave is visible in the state and results shows that people have outrightly rejected ruling BJP, he said.
December: Ruling BJP has received a huge embracement in the local bodies elections, losing the majority of City Municipal Corporations (CMCs), Town Panchayats (TPs), Town Municipal Corporations (TMCs) across the state.
Elections were held five CMCs, 19 TMCs and 34 Town Panchayats in the state, as per the latest trends, out of 19 Town Municipal Corporation (TMCs), Congress has won 8 TMCs and BJP has won 6 and JD(S) has able to win one TMCs and four TMCs have fractured verdict.
Out of 34 TPs (Town Panchayats), Congress has made an impressive performance by winning 16 TPs, BJP has been able to win only 6 TPs and Independent candidates have won in the remaining TPs. JD(S) scored zero in the TPs elections.
TPs have a total of 577 wards, in which congress won 236, BJP bagged 194 wards and independent candidates won in 135 wards.
In TMCs elections too, the ruling BJP has managed to save its face. Out of five tmc’s BJP has won 3 and fractured verdicts in the remaining two tmc’s. BJP has won Gadga-Betageri, Chikamagaluru and Hebbagodi TMCs. The fractured mandate in Hospet and Sira TMCs.
Congress has bagged Nayakanahatti Town Panchayat which comes under Molakalmuru Assembly constituency represented by Transport minister Sreeramalu.