Dakshina Kannada, Udupi holds Congress Hand; Dumps BJP’s Lotus


Mangalore/ Udupi/ Bangalore, May 8:  The Congress Wednesday prepared to take power in Karnataka with an absolute majority, leaving the ruling BJP far behind with 40 seats in the 225-member assembly.

As votes were counted for the elections held Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party appeared set for a humiliating rout in the state where it took power five years ago — relegated to the third spot.

In contrast, the Congress headed for triumph. Congress workers celebrated wildly in Bangalore, bursting firecrackers.

It’s almost a clean sweep for the Congress in the Assembly  elections in Dakshina Kannada. The Congress emerged victorious in seven constituencies while the BJP had to be satisfied with a win only in Sullia constituency with 65913 by S Angara who defeated Dr Raghu of Congress who secured 64540 votes.

In Mangalore South,  Congress candidate JR Lobo has broken the winning spree of four time MLA Yogish Bhat, by defeating the latter  by a margin of 11610 votes in the prestigious Mangalore South Assembly constituency. The victory of Lobo, a former bureaucrat and the defeat of Yogish Bhat has been a major setback to the BJP.The victory of Lobo in Mangalore South, a constituency where the party was longing for a win  over the past several years, has been a great morale booster for the Congress.Lobo secured 61433 votes while BJP’s Yogish Bhat could get 50355 votes.

In Mangalore North, BJP has suffered another major setback in the prestigious Mangalore North constituency. Here its two time MLA and former minister Krishna J Palemar has lost to Moidin Bava of Congress by a margin of 2420 votes. In fact Bava had lost the previous elections to Palemar by a margin of 16000 votes.

In Mangalore constituency UT Khader of the Congress has registered a great win  by a margin of 19000 votes against Chandrahas Ullal of BJP.

In Moodbidri Congress candidate Abhayachandra Jain has won by a margin of 4419 votes against Umanath Kotian of BJP. In  Puttur, Shakuntala Shetty of Congress has defeated Sanjeeva Matandoor of BJP by 4252 votes. In Bantwal Congress candidate Ramanatha Rai who is also the DCC Chief, has registered an emphatic win over Rajesh Naik of BJP by 10526 votes.

In Belthangady sitting MLA Vasanth Bangera has defeated Ranjan Gowda of BJP. Bangera bagged 66,596 votes as against 52278 votes polled by Ranjan Gowda.

In Karkala, Sunil Kumar of BJP won against his Congress rival Gopal Bhandary. He secured 65039 votes as against 60785 votes secured by the Congress candidate. He is the only BJP candidate to win from Udupi.

Udupi Assembly Constituency was won by Congress Strongmen Pramod Madhwaraj who defeated BJP’s Sudhakar Shetty. Pramod gained a total of 86868 votes whereas Sudhakar Shetty got only 47344 votes.

Congress District President, Gopal Poojary won Byndoor with 82277 votes against B Sukumar Shetty who got 51128 votes.

The Much talked Kaup Constituency was won by Vinay Kumar Sorake with total of 52782 votes who faced close fight with sitting MLA Lalaji R Mendon who finished close second with 50927 votes. Incidentally Former Congress men and rebel candidate Vasant V Salian who contested from JDS ticket finished a dismal third place with just 4327.

Another buzzing constituency from the district was Kundapur where tall political leader who is known as Vajapee of Kundapur and former BJP MLA Haladi Srinivas Shetty who contested as Independent candidate won with a landslide victory with a whopping 80563 votes. Congress Malyadi Shivram Shetty got only 39952 votes. BJP’s Kishore Kumar finished third with just 14524.

Congress strongman in Karnataka Siddharamiah was sanguine in victory. “It was only expected,” said the man who could be the next chief minister.

Added BJP leader and former chief minister Sadanand Gowda soberly: “We have not been able to rise to the occasion. We could not reach out to the voter with whatever development work we did in Karnataka.”

The BJP, which has seen three chief ministers in five years and found itself split right down the middle with BS Yeddyurappa forming his own party, was way behind with 40 seats.

Even the Janata Dal-S (JD-S) got 40 seats. And Yeddyurappa’s Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), who left the BJP amid allegations of corruption, made its political debut with an 6 seats.

It was a reversal of fortunes of sorts for the two main parties – the Congress, readying for power in Bangalore, is on the backfoot in New Delhi as the BJP demands the resignations of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as union ministers Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar.

For the Congress, battling an opposition offensive over graft charges in New Delhi, the victory was just what it needed to get a morale boost ahead of the general elections in 2014.

Said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi: “We are winning because people have seen through and rejected the BJP.”

For the BJP, the election result was a sharp fall from five years ago when it won 110 seats and formed its first government in the south with the help of five independents.

The rout saw deputy chief minister KS Eshwarappa, loose in his home constituency in Shimoga along with Muruegesh Nirani in Bilagi in north Karnataka.

The party lost badly both in rural and urban areas. A sorry scenario because it had hoped to make Karnataka the base to make a major breakthrough into south India.

Said the party’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy: “We have lost the election. And it is time for introspection.”

JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy, who had hoped perhaps to be kingmaker, said he was happy to be the main opposition.

“We will be happy to be the main opposition in Karnataka. We will play our role well. The Congress is not going to come to us seeking our help, we know that,” the former chief minister said.

The assembly has 224 elected and one nominated members. The election took place Sunday for 223 seats as election was cancelled in one constituency after the BJP candidate died.

 

Udupi Constituency – Pramod Madhwaraj

Candidate Party Votes
PRAMOD MADHWARAJ Indian National Congress 86868
B. SUDHAKAR SHETTY Bharatiya Janata Party 47344
ALEVOOR YOGEESH ACHARYA Independent 1472
BARKUR SATISH POOJARY Janata Dal (Secular) 1017
MANJUNATH. V. Bahujan Samaj Party 986
THUKARAM KOTIAN Independent 498
NASIR HUSSAIN Independent 245

 

Kundapur Constituency – Haladi Srinivas Shetty

Candidate Party Votes
HALADY SRINIVASA SHETTY Independent 80563
MALLYADI SHIVARAMA SHETTY Indian National Congress 39952
KISHORE KUMAR Bharatiya Janata Party 14524
SRINIVASA.H Independent 2442
MANJUNATH Independent 764
KRISHNA BARATHCAL Janata Dal (United) 738

 

Byndoor Constituency – K Gopala Poojary

Candidate Party Votes
K.GOPALA POOJARY Indian National Congress 82277
B.M. SUKUMAR SHETTY Bharatiya Janata Party 51128
NAVEENCHANDRA UPPUNDA Karnataka Jantha Paksha 4177
K.SHANKER Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2960
H. SURESH POOJRAY Independent 1611
UDAYA KUMAR TALLUR Bahujan Samaj Party 1515
SURAYYA BANU Janata Dal (Secular) 1023
SRIDHAR PEDEMANE Independent 957
LOKESH VITTAL BORKAR SIRSI Independent 630
DIVAKAR KOTIYAN Independent 620
ABDUL AZEEZ Independent 463
ABDUL HAZID Independent 395
MANJUNATHA K Janata Dal (United) 334

 

Karkala Constituency – V Sunil Kumar

Candidate Party Votes
V.SUNILL KUMAR Bharatiya Janata Party 65039
H.GOPAL BHANDARY Indian National Congress 60785
WALTER D’SOUZA Janata Dal (Secular) 1302
ANNA SUNIL SOANS Bahujan Samaj Party 878
U.K. SYAD Independent 873
PRAVEEN POOJARI Karnataka Jantha Paksha 553
K P PADMAVATHI Independent 478
RIYAZ Independent 334
GOPALA Independent 232

 

Kaup Constituency – Vinay Kumar Sorake

Candidate Party Votes
VINAY KUMAR SORAKE Indian National Congress 52782
LALAJI R.MENDON Bharatiya Janata Party 50927
VASANTH V.SALIAN Janata Dal (Secular) 4327
ABDUL HAKEEM SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA 2171
SRIKANTHA B.ACHARYA Independent 1174
HAMEED Independent 1125
VIJAYA KUMAR HEGDE.B Independent 467
RONALD CASTELINO Independent 269
RICHARD LOBO Independent 249
KASIM Independent 208
PRAVEEN KUMAR Independent 162

 

Belthangady Constituency – K Vasantha Bangera

K. VASANTHA BANGERA Indian National Congress 74530
RANJAN G. GOWDA Bharatiya Janata Party 58789
B.M. BHAT Communist Party of India (Marxist) 4532
RAJASHREE S. HEGDE Janata Dal (Secular) 2682
SUKHESHA KUMAR Karnataka Jantha Paksha 2673
CHENNAKESHAVA Bahujan Samaj Party 1747
VENKATESHA BENDE Janata Dal (United) 1276

 

Moodabidri Constituency – K Abhayachandra Jain

Candidate Party Votes
K ABHAYACHANDRA JAIN Indian National Congress 53180
UMANATHA KOTIAN Bharatiya Janata Party 48630
K AMARANATHA SHETTY Janata Dal (Secular) 20471
B ISMAIL SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA 3523
ABHAYA KUMAR JAIN Independent 1650
MICHEL LOBO Karnataka Jantha Paksha 1354

 

Sullia Constituency – S Angara

Candidate Party Votes
ANGARA. S Bharatiya Janata Party 65913
DR. B. RAGHU Indian National Congress 64540
NANDARAJ SANKESH Janata Dal (Secular) 8551
M. KOOSAPPA SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA 2569
G. KUNHIRAMAN Independent 1380
CHANDRAVATHI Karnataka Jantha Paksha 1001
A. ANGARA Independent 725
K. KUSHALA BELLARE Independent 705
KARUNESH. S Independent 682

 

Bantwal Constituency – B Ramanatha Rai

Candidate Party Votes
B.RAMANATHA RAI Indian National Congress 81665
RAJESH NAIK ULIPADY Bharatiya Janata Party 63815
ADVOCATE ABDUL MAJID SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA 6113
KRISHNAPPA POOJARY KALLADKA Janata Dal (Secular) 1927
LOLAKSHA Republican Party of India (A) 1511
IBRAHIM KAILARA Karnataka Jantha Paksha 1157

 

Puttur Constituency – Shakuntala Shetty

Candidate Party Votes
SHAKUNTALA T SHETTY Indian National Congress 66345
SANJEEVA MATANDOOR Bharatiya Janata Party 62056
DINESH B N Janata Dal (Secular) 6625
ABUBAKKAR SIDDIK SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA 4442
SHEKAR MADAVU Independent 1834
JAYARAM BHAT A MADAVU Karnataka Jantha Paksha 1506

 

Mangalore Constituency – UT Khader

Candidate Party Votes
U T KHADER Indian National Congress 69450
CHANDRAHAS ULLAL Bharatiya Janata Party 40339
MOHAMMED AKRAM HASAN SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA 4808
K KRISHNAPPA SALIAN Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3815
ABDUL AZIZ MALAR Janata Dal (Secular) 2152
BAVA MOHAMMED Independent 810
K RAVEENDRA SHETTY Karnataka Jantha Paksha 729
MAHAMMED HANEEF Independent 644
FAROOQ U.H Independent 514
KABHEER ULLALA Independent 402
ALFRED D’SOUZA Independent 387
ABDUL RAHIMAN Independent 263
T ISMAIL Independent 248
IBRAHIM Independent 200
HAMEED ULLAL Janata Dal (United) 166

 

Mangalore North – BA Mohiuddin Bava

Candidate Party Votes
B.A.MOHIUDDIN BAVA Indian National Congress 69897
KRISHNA.J.PALEMAR Bharatiya Janata Party 64524
ABOOBAKKAR SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA 3323
RAMACHANDRA BAIKAMPADY Karnataka Jantha Paksha 2104
GULAM MOHAMMED Janata Dal (Secular) 1808
H. VINAYA ACHARYA Independent 1536
SUPREETH KUMAR POOJARY Nationalist Congress Party 1136
MAXIM PINTO Independent 878
MAHABALA SHETTY Independent 647

 

Mangalore South Constituency – JR Lobo

Candidate Party Votes
J.R.LOBO Indian National Congress 67829
N. YOGISH BHAT Bharatiya Janata Party 55554
VASANTH ACHARI Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3016
S.P.CHANGAPPA Janata Dal (Secular) 1672
JALEEL KRISHNAPURA SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA 1672
DAYANANDA SHETTY Karnataka Jantha Paksha 657
HABIB KHADER Independent 401
DERICK PINTO Pyramid Party of India 377
YOGISH SHETTY JEPPU Independent 298
SACHIN HEGDE Independent 283
YOGEESH NAIK Independent 258
NOUSHAD MOHAMMED Independent 202
HARISH ALVA Janata Dal (United) 96

 

District Wise Results of Karnataka Assembly Elections 2013:

S.No District Name AC NO Trends / Win INC BJP JDS KJP BSR OTH
1 BELGAUM 18 18 7 7 0 0 1 3
2 BAGALKOT 7 7 6 1 0 0 0 0
3 BIJAPUR 8 8 6 1 1 0 0 0
4 GULBARGA 9 9 7 1 0 1 0 0
5 BIDAR 6 6 3 1 1 0 0 1
6 RAICHUR 7 7 3 1 2 0 1 0
7 KOPPAL 5 5 3 1 1 0 0 0
8 GADAG 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0
9 DHARWAD 7 7 4 2 1 0 0 0
10 UTTARA KANNADA 6 6 3 1 0 0 0 2
11 HAVERI 6 6 4 1 0 1 0 0
12 BELLARY 9 9 4 2 0 0 2 1
13 CHITRADURGA 6 6 4 1 0 0 1 0
14 DAVANAGERE 8 8 7 0 1 0 0 0
15 SHIMOGA 7 7 3 0 3 1 0 0
16 UDUPI 5 5 3 1 0 0 0 1
17 CHICKMAGALUR 5 5 2 1 2 0 0 0
18 TUMKUR 11 11 4 1 6 0 0 0
19 KOLAR 6 6 2 1 1 0 0 2
20 BANGALORE 28 28 13 12 3 0 0 0
21 BANGALORE RURAL 4 4 2 0 2 0 0 0
22 MANDYA 7 7 2 0 4 0 0 1
23 HASSAN 7 7 2 0 5 0 0 0
24 DAKSHINA KANNADA 8 8 7 1 0 0 0 0
25 KODAGU 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
26 MYSORE 10 10 7 0 3 0 0 0
27 CHAMARAJANAGAR 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
28 CHIKKABALLAPUR 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 1
29 RAMNAGAR 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 1
30 YADGIR 4 4 3 0 0 1 0 0
223 223 121 40 40 4 5 13

 

 

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    THIS IS A ANTI BJP VOTE AGAINST CORRUPTION IN KARNATAKA. THE COMING MP ELECTION WILL ROUT OUT UPAAND ITS ALL SET TO NDA TO RE-BAT IN CENTRE.

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