May 08, 2013, 02.18 PM IST | Source: IBNLive.com

Karnataka Election Results: Congress gets majority, ousts BJP to form govt

The Congress has got majority in Karnataka and has ousted the BJP to form the government in the state. Reacting to the Congress's victory, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, "I congratulate Congress for working hard. Certainly corruption by BJP is a message of electorate. Corruption is a big issue for the country."

Karnataka Election Results: Congress gets majority, ousts BJP to form govt

The Congress has got majority in Karnataka and has ousted the BJP to form the government in the state.

Reacting to the Congress's victory, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, "I congratulate Congress for working hard. Certainly corruption by BJP is a message of electorate. Corruption is a big issue for the country."

Congress President Sonia Gandhi said, "I am happy with the victory, it's a joint effort and legislators will decide the leader."

12:52 pm: The Congress has got majority in Karnataka and has ousted the BJP to form the government in the state.

12:35 pm: The Congress has now won 67 seats in Karnataka and was leading in 48. Finance Minister P Chidambaram said, "Even Modi won't say he was a factor in Karnataka. We will give a stable government in Karnataka."

12:24 pm: The Congress has so far won 55 seats in Karnataka. The JDS follows with 23 seats. The BJP is far behind with 9 seats.

12:13 pm: According to ETV Karnataka, the Congress has won 44 seats, followed by the JDS that has won 17 seats.

12 noon: There were celebrations outside probable CM candidate Siddaramaiah's residence as Congress was leading in 118 seats.

11:53 am: The Congress is now leading in 116 seats. The JDS is leading in 41 seats. According to ETV Karnataka, the Congress has won 37 seats.

11:37 am: The Congress is now leading in 116 seats as the trends for all 223 seats are in.

11:26 am: The Congress is now leading in 118 seats and is set to form the government on its own. The question now is as to who will be the chief minister from the Congress. Union Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge and Siddaramaiah are being seen as the two frontrunners.

11:12 am: The Congress has crossed the half-way mark and is leading in 114 seats. The trends for all 223 seats are in.

11:09 am: While the Congress looks set to form the government in Karnataka, the BJP is pushed to the third spot. The JDS is ahead of the BJP and is leading in 42 seats.

10:57 am: The leads for 221 seats are in. The Congress looks set to form the government and is leading in 109 seats.

10:48 am: BJP MLC Lehar Singh Siroya says the BJP made some mistakes on BS Yeddyurappa and mishandled the issue. He also says that Yeddyurappa should return to the BJP.

10:45 am: The Congress is close to the half-way mark and is leading in 111 seats.

10:40 am: The Congress has reached the half-way mark and is leading in 112 seats.

10:35 am: The Congress is leading in 107 seats as trends for 220 seats are in. This indicates that the Congress may not get a clear majority and may need the support of Independents.

10:28: The Congress is now leading in 104 seats while the BJP and JDS are now close with leads in 42 and 45 seats respectively.

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10:03 am: The Congress looks set to form the government in Karnataka, but may still be short of the half-way mark. The Congress is leading in 96 seats. The JDS is second with leads in 42 seats.

9:58 am: The Congress is now way ahead and is leading in 90 seats. The BJP seems to have been hit hard and is trailing as the JDS is second with leads in 43 seats. The BJP is leading in 39 seats.

9:52 am: The Congress has taken a big lead and is ahead in 84 seats. The BJP is now trailing as the JDS is ahead of it with leads in 41 seats.

9:48 am: The Congress is now ahead in 80 seats while the BJP and JDS are close with leads in 41 and 40 seats respectively. The leads for 183 seats are in.

9:42 am: The Congress is now leading in 73 seats while the BJP leads in 37 seats. The JDS is ahead of BJP with leads in 38 seats.

9:31 am: According to regional channel ETV Karnataka, the Congress is way ahead with leads in 99 seats while the JDS is second with 41 seats. The BJP is trailing with leads in 38 seats.

9:29 am: The Congress is way ahead of the BJP and is leading in 66 seats. The BJP is now leading in 36 seats followed by the JDS which is leading in 26 seats.

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9:27 am: BJP leader Sadananda Gowda says that the party will get close to 70 or 80 seats. This comes as the Congress leads in 62 seats and the CJP in 35.

9:24 am: The Congress is ahead of BJP and is leading in 61 seats.

9:18 am: The Congress maintains its lead and is ahead in 53 seats. The BJP is leading in 33 seats.

9:14 am: The Congress is ahead in the Karnataka elections with leads in 53 seats. The BJP follows with leads in 29 seats, followed by JDS which is leading in 20 seats.

9:11 am: The Congress is now leading in 49 seats while the BJP is leading in 27 seats. The JDS is leading in 19 seats. Leads for 109 seats are in.

9:05 am: The Congress is now well ahead of the BJP with leads in 43 seats. The BJP is leading in 26 seats. Leads for 93 seats are in.

9:00 am: The Congress is now leading in 32 seats while the BJP is leading in 23 seats. The leads are in for 75 seats.

8:53 am: The Congress is ahead of the BJP and is leading in 21 seats as counting is on in Karnataka. The BJP is leading in 14 seats. The JDS and KJP are trailing with leads in 7 and 3 seats respectively.

8:49 am: The Congress inches ahead of the BJP with the JDS and Yeddyurappa's KJP far behind.

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8:45 am: The Congress is now leading in 13 seats while the BJP is leading in 11.

8:42 am: The Congress is now ahead with leads in 10 seats while the BJP follows with leads in 9 seats.

8:41 am: The leads for 4 seats in Bangalore are in with JDS leading in 2 and Congress in 2.

8:39 am: The Congress and BJP are in a close race with Congress leading in 9 seats and BJP in 7.

8:36 am: The BJP is now ahead of Congress with leads in 7 seats. As the leads for 21 seats are in, the Congress is still leading in 6 seats.

8:33 am: The Congress and BJP are now neck and neck with both leading in 6 seats each.

8:31 am: The BJP has taken leads in 5 seats while the Congress continues to lead in 6.

8:29 am: The Congress is now leading in 6 seats, while the JDS and BJP follow with leads in 4 seats each. The leads for 17 seats are in.

8:27 am: The BJP and JDS are leading in 3 seats each while the Congress is leading in 4 seats. The KJP is trailing with leads in 2 seats. Other parties are leading in one seat. The leads for 13 seats are in.

8:23 am: BS Yeddyurappa's Karnataka Janata Paksha has taken a lead in two seats. The Congress is leading in 4 seats.

8:20 am: The Congress is leading in 3 seats The Janata Dal Secular has also taken a lead in 3 seats. The BJP is leading in 2 seats. The leads for 9 seats are in.

8:17 am: The Congress has now taken initial leads in two seats while the BJP is leading in one.

8:13 am: The Bharatiya Janata Party has taken the first lead and was leading in one seat in the Mumbai Karnataka region.

8:00 am: Counting has begun to decide the fate of 2,940 candidates in 223 Assembly segments in the southern state of Karnataka. The results for the Karnataka Assembly elections, which recorded the second highest voter turnout in 35 years with a polling percentage of 71.29 in the May 5 voting, will be known on Wednesday. Although Karnataka Assembly has 224 seats, election in Periyapatna in Mysore district had been put off to May 28 following the death of a BJP candidate.

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