Karnataka By-Election
Karnataka By-Election 2018--Representational image  IANS

The Karnataka By-Election 2018 has 5 seats up for grabs—3 Parliamentary seats and 2 Karnataka assembly seats. The results are being announced with rounds of counting coming in by the minute.
Parliamentary seats are for the Shivamogga, Ballari and Mandya districts, while Jamkhandi and Ramanagara seats are being contested for the Karnataka assembly.

With counting of votes already underway, the clash of egos with the ruling alliance—JDS+Congress—against the BJP has served them results that they saw coming, for the most part.

Previously, of the three parliamentary seats, BJP held two while JDS had one. Shivamogga is a well-known BJP fortress guarded by former CM of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa and Ballari is held in an iron grip by the Reddy brothers. Mandya, on the other hand, is JDS land.

The only surprise of the day, so far, has been the Ballari results. What was once a Reddy stronghold has been breached rather spectacularly by Congress. VS Ugrappa has, as of now, a historic lead in the district, with over 200,000 votes higher than his main opponent, J Shanta, who is contesting on a BJP ticket.

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2018-11-0611:54 (IST)

BJP concedes defeat in the Karnataka By-Election at Ballari

The BJP failed to procure any seats in the Karnataka By-Election as far as the assembly seats are concerned and suffered a massive loss at Ballari, losing to VS Ugrappa (Congress). The defeat is a record breaking one as Ugrappa now has a lead of over 200,000 votes. BJP MLA and former MP B. Sriramulu accepted defeat in a statement made to the press. His sister, J Shanta was only able to procure 339,313 votes for the party.

Lok Sabha: (parliamentary seats)

Shivamogga

  • BY Raghavendra(BJP) 530,137—leads
  • Madhu Bangarappa (JDS) 470,694 votes

Ballari

  • J Shanta (BJP) 339,313 votes
  • VS Ugrappa (Cong) 554,139 —leads, wins seat

Mandya

  • Shivarame Gowda (JDS) 569,302—leads
  • Dr. Siddaramiah (BJP) 244,377 votes

Vidhana Sabha: (Karnataka assembly seats)

Ramanagara

  • Anitha Kumaraswamy(JDS)—120,777—takes seat
  • L Chandrashekar (BJP)—15,483 votes—loses election

Jamkhandi

  • Shrikanth Kulkarni (BJP)—57,492 votes—loses election
  • Anand Nyamagouda (Cong)—96,968 votes—takes seat
2018-11-0611:15 (IST)

Siddaramaiah calls out Reddy in Tweet over Ballari loss

The people of Ballari have cursed Janardhan Reddy for his "uncultured" statements, said former CM of Karnataka Siddaramaiah after BJP's historic loss, which is being seen as an embarrassment to the once-BJP stronghold of Ballari.

2018-11-0610:52 (IST)

Lok Sabha: (parliamentary seats)—Update—BJP, Congress, and JDS each maintain lead

Shivamogga

  • BY Raghavendra(BJP) 374,734 —leads
  • Madhu Bangarappa (JDS) 333,296 votes

Ballari

  • J Shanta (BJP) 245,252 votes
  • VS Ugrappa (Cong) 406,367 —leads

Mandya

  • Shivarame Gowda (JDS) 394,807 —leads
  • Dr. Siddaramiah (BJP) 161,135 votes
2018-11-0610:39 (IST)

BJP loses both Vidhana Sabha (assembly seats) in the 2018 Karnataka By-Election

Vidhana Sabha: (Karnataka assembly seats)

Ramanagara

  • Anitha Kumaraswamy(JDS) Wins—70,240 votes—takes seat
  • L Chandrashekar (BJP)—10,249 votes—loses election

Jamkhandi

  • Shrikanth Kulkarni (BJP)—42,671 votes—loses election
  • Anand Nyamagouda (Cong) Wins—71,787 votes—takes seat
2018-11-0610:35 (IST)

End of 9th round counting

Lok Sabha (parliamentary seats) standings at the end of 9th round counting: 

Shivamogga

  • BY Raghavendra(BJP) 319,887—leads
  • Madhu Bangarappa (JDS) 280,723 votes

Ballari

  • J Shanta (BJP) 194,376 votes
  • VS Ugrappa (Cong) 334,907—leads

Mandya

  • Shivarame Gowda (JDS) 330,646—leads
  • Dr. Siddaramiah (BJP) 129,659 votes
2018-11-0610:07 (IST)

Lok Sabha seat standings so far

Lok Sabha: (parliamentary seats)

Shivamogga

  • BY Raghavendra(BJP) leads by 23,400 --total votes 226,197
  • Madhu Bangarappa (JDS) trails --total votes 202,797

Ballari

  • J Shanta (BJP) trails --total votes 128,121
  • VS Ugrappa (Cong) leads by over 150,723 --total votes 228,844

Mandya

  • Shivarame Gowda (JDS) leads by 105,712 --total votes 169,109
  • Dr. Siddaramiah (BJP)- trails--total votes 63,397
2018-11-0609:52 (IST)

Karnataka By-election by the numbers- leads and trails right now

Lok Sabha: (parliamentary seats)

Shivamogga
BY Raghavendra(BJP) leads by 14,833 votes
• Madhu Bangarappa (JDS) trails

Ballari
• J Shanta (BJP) trails
VS Ugrappa (Cong) leads by over 100,723 votes

Mandya
Shivarame Gowda (JDS) leads by 105,712 votes
• Dr. Siddaramiah (BJP)- trails

Vidhana Sabha: (Karnataka assembly seats)

Ramanagara
Anitha Kumaraswamy(JDS) leads by over 37,000 votes
• L Chandrashekar (BJP) trails

Jamkhandi
• Shrikanth Kulkarni (BJP) trails
Anand Nyamagouda (Cong) Leads by 9,555 votes

2018-11-0609:34 (IST)

The situation so far--Who leads, who trails, and who are the favourites to win

Lok Sabha: (parliamentary seats)

Shivamogga

  • BY Raghavendra(BJP) leads
  • Madhu Bangarappa (JDS) trails

Ballari

  • J Shanta (BJP) trails
  • VS Ugrappa (Cong) leads by over 64,000 votes

Mandya

  • Shivarame Gowda (JDS) leads
  • Dr. Siddaramiah (BJP)- trails

Vidhana Sabha: (Karnataka assembly seats)

Ramanagara

  • Anitha Kumaraswamy(JDS) leads by over 37,000 votes
  • L Chandrashekar (BJP) trails 

Jamkhandi

  • Shrikanth Kulkarni (BJP) trails
  • Anand Nyamagouda (Cong) Leads by 9,555 votes
2018-11-0609:19 (IST)

The candidates, parties, and regions

Lok Sabha seats:

Shivamogga—BY Raghavendra(BJP) takes on Madhu Bangarappa (JDS)

Ballari—J Shanta (BJP) takes on VS Ugrappa (Cong)

Mandya—Shivarame Gowda (JDS) takes on Dr. Siddaramiah (BJP)

Vidhana Sabha: (Karnataka assembly seats)

Ramanagara—Anitha Kumaraswamy (JDS) takes on L Chandrashekar (BJP)

Jamkhandi—Shrikanth Kulkarni (BJP) takes on Anand Nyamagouda (Cong)