Karnataka Panchayat Election Results 2020 Updates: BJP-backed candidates won more than 55% seats, claims state party chief

Karnataka Panchayat Election Results 2020 Updates: BJP-backed candidates won more than 55% seats, claims state party chief

Karnataka Panchayat Election Results 2020 Updates: BJP-backed candidates won more than 55% seats, claims state party chief

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Party backed candidates won more than 55% seats: Karnataka BJP chief 

The Karnataka BJP chief Nalinkumar Kateel on Thursday claimed candidates backed by the party won more than 55 percent of seats in the Gram Panchayat elections.

He also tweeted:

13:50 (IST)

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People teaching BJP a lesson, Siddaramaiah on Gram Panchayat Results

Earlier today, former Karnataka chief minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah said that rural India is frustrated by the policies implemented by the BJP. "Farmers are against anti-farmer laws and they found Gram Panchayat elections as the perfect opportunity to teach BJP a lesson. Reports suggest that Congress Karnataka supported candidates are winning," he said, as per Financial Times report. 

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BJP-backed candidates wins 29,478 seats, Congress-secure 2,4560

As per TOI, Out of the results declared so far, BJP-backed candidates have won 29,478 seats, Congress-supported candidates 24,560, JD(S) 15, 825 and others- 9,753.

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60% BJP-supported candidates won elections: BS Yediyurappa

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa during a press conference on Thursday said that 60 percent of BJP-supported candidates have won the elections. The party has captured 3,600 gram panchayats, reports Times Of India.

He also took to Twitter to thank voters. "Congratulations to the voters who have blessed the BJP-backed candidates for the overwhelming majority of the GRP elections, and congratulations to the winners. The people have supported the development work of the central and state BJP governments under challenging conditions, giving a fitting answer to the allegations of the opposition," his tweet read in Kannada.

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Recap: BJP, Congress claim big victory in polls

Both the ruling BJP and Opposition Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday claimed major victories for candidates backed by them in the recent elections to over 5,700 village panchayats even as counting of votes polled in the grass-root level exercise was underway.

The elections, not held on party symbols, were conducted to 82,616 seats in 5,728 village panchayats in two phases on December 22 and 27 using ballot papers with a voter turnout of 78.58 percent and counting was taken up on Wednesday morning.

Karnataka State Election Commission officials said counting was on at 226 centres at the Taluk headquarters by adhering to strict COVID-19 protocol of mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing and hand hygiene.

Though there were no official declaration of results till night, BJP state chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah maintained that candidates backed by their parties were winning in maximum seats.

-PTI

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BJP extends lead in 27,075 seats, Congress 25,868

Candidates backed by the ruling BJP are leading in 27,075 gram panchayat seats whereas, Congress-supported candidates are ahead in 25,868 and JD(S) in 15,916.

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Transgender woman wins from Saligrama panchayat

A transgender candidate has won from a ward reserved for SC women in Saligrama panchayat, reported Times of India on Thursday. Devika, who contested from ward no 7, has won with a margin of five votes. She defeated her nearest candidate Yashoda by securing 110 votes.

09:14 (IST)

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BJP ahead in 27,070 seats, Congress in 25,860

As per latest trends on Thursday, candidates backed by the BJP were leading in 27,070 seats, whereas, Congress-supported candidates were ahead in 25,860 seats. 

The Janata Dal (Secular) has taken the third position after leading in 15,915.

08:49 (IST)

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BJP-backed candidates 'won maximum seats', claims state unit chief

Though there were no official declaration of results till night, BJP state chief Nalin Kumar Kateel maintained that candidates backed by the party were winning in maximum seats.

In a statement, Kateel said BJP "won maximum seats", for which he gave credit to various strategies drawn by the party. He said rural-centric schemes such as Gram Swaraj and activation of booth level committees helped in taking to the people the measures initiated by the Central and state governments for development.

"People supported the development and voted in favour of the BJP backed candidates," Kateel said.

08:27 (IST)

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BJP- backed candidates lead in 20,428 seats

According to News18 Kannada, candidates backed the saffron party were leading in 20,428 seats, whereas, Congress-supported candidates were ahead in 19,253 seats.

Those supported by the Janata Dal (Secular) were leading in 12,731 whereas Independent candidates and those backed by other parties were ahead in 8,062 seats.

08:24 (IST)

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BJP, Congress claim victory in panchayat polls

Both the ruling BJP and opposition Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday claimed major victories for candidates backed by them in the recent elections to over 5,700 village panchayats even as counting of votes polled in the grass-root level exercise was underway.

08:22 (IST)

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Results of 36,781 gram panchayat seats awaited

Karnataka state election commission said it has announced the election results for 54,041 of 5,728 gram panchayat seats while that of the remaining 36,781 seats will be announced on Thursday.

The counting is still under way due to the usage of ballot papers.

Karnataka Panchayat election results 2020 LATEST updates: Karnataka BJP chief Nalinkumar Kateel on Thursday claimed candidates backed by the party won more than 55 percent of seats in the Gram Panchayat elections, as per The Times of India.

As per TOI, out of the results declared so far, BJP-backed candidates have won 29,478 seats, Congress-supported candidates 24,560, JD(S) 15, 825 and others- 9,753.

A transgender candidate has won from a ward reserved for SC women in Saligrama panchayat. Devika, who contested from ward no 7, has won with a margin of five votes.

Though there were no official declaration of results till night, BJP state chief Nalin Kumar Kateel maintained that candidates backed by the party were winning in maximum seats.

Karnataka state election commission said it has announced the election results for 54,041 of 5,728 gram panchayat seats while that of the remaining 36,781 seats will be announced on Thursday.

The counting is still under way due to the usage of ballot papers.

Both the ruling BJP and opposition Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday claimed major victories for candidates backed by them in the recent elections to over 5,700 village panchayats even as counting of votes polled in the grass-root level exercise was underway.

The elections, not held on party symbols, were conducted to 82,616 seats in 5,728 village panchayats in two phases on 22 and 27 December using ballot papers with a voter turnout of 78.58 percent and counting was taken up on Wednesday morning.

Karnataka State Election Commission officials said counting was on at 226 centres at the Taluk headquarters by adhering to strict COVID-19 protocol of mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing and hand hygiene.

Though there were no official declaration of results till night, BJP state chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and senior Congress
leader Siddaramaiah maintained that candidates backed by their parties were winning in maximum seats.

A total of 2,22,814 candidates contested the election, while 8,074 were elected unopposed.

Though these polls are not held on party symbols, all political parties have put in efforts to ensure that the candidate supported by them wins, so as to have their hold on grass-root level politics.

In a statement, Kateel said BJP "won maximum seats", for which he gave credit to various strategies drawn by the party. He said rural-centric schemes such as Gram Swaraj and activation of booth level committees helped in taking to the people the measures initiated by the Central and state governments for development.

"People supported the development and voted in favour of the BJP backed candidates," Kateel said.

Siddaramaiah in a series of tweets claimed that the farmers taught the BJP a lesson.

"Rural India is frustrated by the policies implemented by @BJP4India. Farmers are against anti-farmer laws and they found Gram Panchayat elections as the perfect opportunity to teach @BJP4India a lesson. Reports suggest that @INCKarnataka
supported candidates are winning," he said.

"Congress has always stood firmly with farmers and rural India. This has always instilled confidence among people. Tradition of winning has continued," he tweeted.

Noting that this was a challenging time for the Congress in the state, the former chief minister expressed apprehensions that the BJP might lure its winning candidates to switch over.

The JD(S) has not yet made any statement on the poll outcome.