Karnataka Lok Sabha elections counting of votes updates:
10:58 AM – BJP’s Anantkumar Hegde is leading over Anand Asnotikar of the JD(S) from Uttara Kannada by a margin of 184100 votes. In 2014, Hegde won by a margin of 140700 votes.
10:50 AM – BJP’s G S Basvaraj is leading over H D Deve Gowda by a margin of 14041 votes. In 2014, MUDDAHANUMEGOWDA S P of the Congress won by a margin of 74041 votes in Tumkur.
10:45 AM – Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh leading by over 1200 votes from Mandya over Karnataka CM and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Kumaraswamy.
10:38 AM – The BJP is leading on 23 seats and the Congress and JD(S) on three and two seats respectively. Congress leader Malllikarjun Kharge is trailing in Gulbarga.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 10:28 AM – Krishna Byre Gowda is leading over DV Sadananda Gowda by a margin of 6, 955 votes. In 2014, Gowda won by a margin of 229764 votes.
10:00 AM – DK Suresh of the Congress leading from Bangalore Rural by a margin of 2093 votes. In 2014, D K Suresh won by a margin of 231480 votes.
9:50 AM – JD(S) leader Nikhil Kumaraswamy leading from Mandya parliamentary seat; Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh trailing. In 2014, C S Puttaraju of the JD(S) won from Mandya by a margin of 5518 votes.
9:40 AM – Krishna Byregowda of the Congress is leading over D V Sadananda Gowda of the BJP in Bangalore North by a margin of 74 votes. In 2014, Gowda won by a margin of 229764 votes.
9:30 AM – P C Mohan of the BJP is leading over Congress’s Rizwan Arshad in Bangalore Central by a margin of 6446 votes. In 2014, P C Mohan won by a margin of 137500 votes.
9:20 AM – The BJP is leading on 17 seats while the Congress and the JD(S) are leading on four and two seats respectively.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 9:16 AM – Umesh G Jadhav of the BJP is leading Gulbarga. Prajwal Revanna of the JD(S) leading from Hassan. A Narayanaswamy of the BJP is leading from Chitradurga. BJP’s G M Siddeshwar is leading from Davanagere.
9:10 AM – S. Muniswamy of the BJP is leading from Kolar. BJP’s Karadi Sanganna Amarappa is leading from Koppal. Prathap Simha of the BJP is leading from Mysore. BJP’s B Y Raghavendra is leading from Shimoga. Bhagwanth Khuba of the BJP is leading from Bidar.
9:05 AM – The BJP leading on 10 seats while the JD(S) is ahead on 1 seat. In 2014, the BJP polled 43.4 per cent votes while the Congress and BJP secured 41.2 and 11.1 per cent votes respectively.
8:55 AM – D V Sadananda Gowda of the BJP is leading from Bangalore North. Congress’s B K Hariprasad is leading from Bangalore South.
8:45 AM – Srinivas Prasad of the BJP is leading from Chamarajanagar. BJP’s B N Bache Gowda is leading from Chikkballapur. Annasaheb Shankar Jolle of the BJP is leading from Chikkodi.
8:35 AM – All India N R Congress candidate D K Suresh leading from Bangalore Rural.
8:29 AM – BJP’s Gaddigoudar Parvatagouda Chandanagouda leading from Bagalkot.
8:27 AM – Deve Gowda is leading from Tumkur. Nalin Kumar Kateel is leading from Dakshin Kannada. Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress candidate for Gulbarga is trailing.
8:23 AM – PC Mohan of the BJP leading from Bangalore Central. Ashwat Narayangowda of the BJP leading from Bangalore Rural. Y Devendrappa of the BJP is leading from Bellary.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 8:16 AM – Pratap Sinha is leading from Mysore. Independent leading from Mandya. Shobha Karandlaje from Udupi is leading. Shobha is up against Pramod Madhwaraj of the JD(S).
8:14 AM – Counting of votes for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 has begun at counting centre in Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru. Key Contenders in the fray from the state are Anantkumar Hegde (Uttara Kannada), Sadanand Gowda (Bangalore North), Veerappa Moily (Chikkballapur), Mallikarjun Kharge (Gulbarga), H D Deve Gowda (Tumkur).
8:10 AM – Mumbai Karnataka is seen as the bastion of upper caste Lingayats and the BJP has an edge over its contenders in this region. The BJP holds sway in north, central and coastal parts.
8:02 AM – Counting of votes has begun. Veteran leaders like Deve Gowda and Mallikarjun Kharge are in the fray. In 2014, the BJP polled 43.4 per cent votes while the Congress and JD(S) secured 41.2 and 11.1 per cent votes respectively.
7:50 AM – Counting of votes to begin shortly. Karnataka went to polls in the second (14 seats) and third phase (14 seats) of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, BJP won 17 of the 28 parliamentary seats while the Congress and JD(S) got nine and two seats respectively.
7:40 AM – “Roshan Baig has tried to help the BJP and sabotage my campaign. But in his own constituency Shivaji Nagar, people have supported me overwhelmingly and blessed me. Workers of Congress party have defied his diktats and supported me,” said Congress candidate from Bangalore Central Rizwan Arshad.
7:37 AM – CM HD Kumaraswamy and Anitha Kumaraswamy offered prayers at Banashankari temple. The chief minister’s son is also in the fray for the Mandya Lok Sabha constituency.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 7:27 AM – Nikhil Kumaraswamy offered prayers at Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore. Nikhil contested from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency.
7:15 AM – “Narendra Modi will become the PM. I’m hopeful of winning the seat. After this, within a day or two this coalition govt is going to fall on its own and BJP govt will be formed,” said Umesh Jadhav, BJP candidate from Kalaburagi.
7:10 AM – “I am sure we will win. I am confident I will be able to contribute to legislation and policy-making in this country”, said BJP candidate from Bengaluru South constituency Tejasvi Surya.
6:50 AM – The three dominant communities in the state are Vokkaliga, Lingayat, and Kurubas. Deve Gowda belongs to Vokkaliga community, Siddaramiah belongs to Kurubas community and B S Yeddyurappa is from Lingayat community.
6:30 AM – Three members of Deve Gowda’s family contested in this election. Former Prime Minister Deve Gowda contested from Tumkur, Nikhil Kumaraswamy from Mandya and Prajwal Revaannna from Hassan. Nikhil and Prajwal are the grandsons of the Deve Gowda.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 06:17 AM – While India TV-CNX predicted BJP to bag 17 seats out of the total 28 seats, News 18-IPSOS and India Today-Axis tipped PM Modi-led NDA to emerge as triumphant with a total of 21 seats. BJP are also predicted to clean sweep the state of Karnataka and avenge the Assembly Elections 2018 with 23 sears as Congress are expected to bag 9 seats in total.
05:46 AM – A total of 68.61 poll percent paved the way for Karnataka to record its highest voter turnout in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. The 2019 voter turnout surpassed the previous 1999 General elections turnout where Karnataka recorded 67.58 percent.
05:46 AM – The political situation in the state of Karnataka is expected to stage a major turn around according to the exit polls. The NDA is expected to enter the state of Karnataka as the dominating party and will finish ahead of Congress-Janata Dal Secular combine.
05:27 AM – After the seventh and final phase of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, the exit polls were released by several pollsters and news channels on Sunday. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had denounced the exit polls along with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Kumaraswamy began his tenure as the Chief Minister of Karnataka after Congress and JDS dashed BJP’s hopes of winning the state Karnataka Assembly elections in 2018.
05:11 AM – Karnataka went to poll in two phases on April 18 and April 23 and voting was done for 14 seats of both the phases. Seats in Karnataka Lok Sabha elections include Uttara Kannada, Bangalore North, Bangalore Rural, Chamarajanagar, Chikballapur, Bangalore Central, Bagalkot, Belagavi, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chikkodi, Davanagere, Dharwad, Haveri, Gulbarga, Koppal, Raichur, Shimoga.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 04:53 AM – Rubbishing the speculations of the BJP reigning supreme over Congress in the state of Karnataka, senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the opposition failed to prove majority on the floor when they were given the chance to do so. As per ANI report, Kharge said that the BJP ‘always keep dreaming’. Yeddyurappa had earlier claimed that more than 20 Congress legislators will leave the party after the results.
04:36 AM – On Tuesday, Karnataka JD(S) President A H Vishwanath backed senior Congress MLA R Roshan Baig’s attack against the Congress leadership and said that Roshan Baig at least has come to know about the truth at the end. Vishwanath said that Roshan has understood the ground realities at the end, reports news agency PTI. Vishwanath had earlier slammed the Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah for questioning his work as Chief Minister in the previous government.
04:18 AM – Chief Electoral Officer Sanjeev Kumar said that a four-tier security comprising the central armed police has been placed for counting of votes in all constituencies of Karnataka, news agency IANS reported. Counting centre for every Lok Sabha is said to be at the district headquaters. Bengaluru has three centes since it has three consintuences. North, Central, and South are the constituencies of Bengaluru.
03:59 AM – 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka were held on April 18 and April 23. Out of the total 28, Tumkur, Bangalore North, Kolar, Mandya, Bangalore South, and Hassan.are the main constituencies in the state. Counting of votes will take place on the 23rd of May. While BJP and Congress will lock horns in a battle of supremacy, other parties are also expected to have a decent say in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. As per the exit poll, other parties are expected to fetch 4.1% vote share in Karnataka in the 2019 general elections.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 03:44 AM – Remaining the talk of the town in the state of Maharashtra after making shocking remarks against KC Venugopal, Dinesh Gundu Rao and Siddaramaiah, Congress MLA Roshan Baig said that he is not going to bother reading notice sent by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC). Baig had earlier slammed his party leader KC Venugopal by calling him a “buffoon”, he also put the blame on Siddaramaiah for the “collapse” of the alliance in the state.
03:29 AM – A look back at the list of key candidates in Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019: JDS national president and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda, KH Muniyappa of Congress, BJP’s Shobha Karandlaje, Nikhil Gowda, son of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and grandson of HD Deve Gowda are important key figures in Karnataka.
Following them are the likes of Prajwal Revanna, nephew of HD Kumaraswamy, Tejasvi Surya and Sumalatha Ambareesh of the BJP, the widow of Congress MP and film icon MH Ambareesh as other household names.
03:14 AM – When Congress president Rahul Gandhi insisted Karnataka leaders to ‘behave’: Dinesh Gundu Rao, who is the working president of the Karnataka Congress unit claimed that Congress president Rahul Gandhi conveyed his message to a delegation of party leaders where he said that statements made against the coalition government will not be tolerated, reports ANI. Gundu Rao also revealed that it was because of the Lok Sabha election, the party did not take any strict action.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 02:59 AM – Speaking ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections result in the state of Karnataka on Tuesday, state Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar guaranteed that EVMs are guarded with multi-layer protection. Speaking to news agency PTI, state Chief Electoral Officer also said that there can be some delay in the final results of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections in Karnataka. The official explained that due to the fact results will start coming at 12 PM, There can be some delay and four hours additional time will be required (for VVPAT counting).
02:44 AM – The Buffoon remark: The latest episode of the suspected internal crisis within the government came to the fore on Tuesday with Congress leader Roshan Baig’s ‘buffoon’ remark towards KC Venugopal. Baig not only weaved an outrageous allegation on Congress leader, but he also held the ‘arrogant attitude’ of Siddaramaiah followed by the flop show of Gundu Rao responsible for the collapse of the government.
02:29 AM – The state, which came existence in 1956 thanks to the States Reorganisation Act based on linguistic lines is currently portraying an intense internal battle within the state government. Though Congress kept alive in Karnataka along with HD Kumaraswamy’s Janata Dal-Secular by roadblocking BJP’s power trip in the Assembly Elections, they have failed miserably to outdone the popularity of BJP thanks to the churning rifts within their coalition.
02:14 AM – How BJP and Congress alliance fought for supremacy in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections: In 2014, BJP managed to claim 17 seats in the state of Karnataka. The Congress-led alliance on the other emerged triumphant in 11 seats. While Congress won 9 of them, the Janata Dal (Secular) supported the total with 2 seats in triangular contests.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 01:59 AM – Rahul Gandhi-led Congress are expected to witness a total annihilation from the BJP alliance who are very much eager to form government in Karnataka. In fact, almost every exit poll has supported the saffron party to emerge victorious with their respective predictions. While BJP are likely to win 20 seats, Congress and Janata Dal-Secular are expected to get only the half of it.
01:44 AM – While PM Modi-led BJP tipped to have a vote increase of 5.5% as per the exit poll predictions, Congress on the other will see a fall in their vote share count as they are likely to register a 5.2% lower vote share this time. Reportedly, Congress vote share is expected to be 46.6% in the Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The state of Karnataka has 28 Lok Sabha seats.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 01:29 AM – Karnataka will witness an expected two-horse race between BJP and the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance in the 2019 general election. The pendulum is expected to swing in BJP’s favour as the PM Modi and Amit Shah spearhead party will have a vote increase of 5.5% according to the Times Now-VMR Exit Poll. BJP is tipped to come back stronger with a gain in vote share expected to reach 48.5% mark in the 2019 General Elections.
01:14 AM – Going by the Times Now-VMR Exit Poll, we already might have a winner as BJP alliance has been backed to clean sweep the state of Karnataka in the 2019 General Elections. The Narendra Modi-led party is likely to bag 20 seats as per the exit poll. BJP state party chief BS Yeddyurappa, who was saffron party’s first Chief Minister of Karnataka has remained optimistic about a flawless win as he expects nothing less than 22 seats in his party’s kitty after the results.
12:59 AM – Karnataka is holding a direct confrontation between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance in the 2019 General Elections. Key constituencies in the state of Karnataka include Tumkur, where JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda has been fielded. Bangalore North, Kolar, Mandya, Bangalore South and Hassan are other important constituencies in Karnataka.
Karnataka Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates at 12:44 AM – Will lotus bloom in Karnataka or the hostile Congress-JDS(s) alliance can reign supreme over the NDA in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections Result? This is expected to be the burning question as far as the politics in the southwest state of India is concerned.
Bengaluru: The fate of Congress-JD(S) combine and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka will be decided on Thursday when the counting of votes in the southern state for the Lok Sabha elections will begin. All 28 Lok Sabha seats in the southern state went to polls in two phases on April 18 and 23.
Karnataka is the only southern state where the BJP has held power in the past.
Key candidates in the state include JDS national president and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda, Congress’ KH Muniyappa, Shobha Karandlaje of BJP, and Nikhil Gowda, son of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and grandson of HD Deve Gowda. Prajwal Revanna, nephew of HD Kumaraswamy, BJP’s Tejasvi Surya, and Sumalatha Ambareesh, widow of Congress MP and film icon MH Ambareesh, are also among the main players.
Of the total 28, key constituencies in the state include Tumkur, from where Gowda has been fielded, Bangalore North, Kolar, Mandya, Bangalore South and Hassan.