first_imgThe five seats by-poll (three Lok Sabha, two assembly) concluded on Saturday (November 3) in Karnataka. It received a mixed turnout response from voters. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed that they are confident of winning at least three seats out of fiveThe Congress-JDS, on the other hand, said that they are confident of winning four seats.The main battle was fought for Shimoga Lok Sabha seat with BS Yedyurappa nominating his son to fight for the party and the Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) fielded Karnataka’s former chief minister S Bangarappa’s son Madhu Bangarappa. The JDS is hoping that the caste arithmetic would work in their favour.”We are confident of winning 101 per cent. PM Modi’s schemes have worked well here. I don’t think this a semi-final for 2019 elections. Post results you will see a lot of infighting in the Congress-JDS coalition.”- BJP State President BS YedyurappaCongress Jhamkandi candidate Anand Nyamagouda shed light on his voctory plan.”There are three major factors that are contributing to my victory; sympathy (I don’t want to deny that), the development work my father has done for this constituency, and also me being a young entrepreneur. A lot of people have hope and confidence in me that today, after so many years, Jhamkhandi constituency is getting a young entrepreneur.”- Anand NyamagoudaThe next big battle for the BJP and Congress (between Sriramulu and DK Shivakumar) was for Bellary seat. The BJP wants to regain the seat after the recent debacle in the state elections. The party lost six seats to the Congress in the district.advertisementJDS’s Ramanagara candidate Anitha Kumaraswamy is almost certain of a win after the BJP candidate retired from polls 48 hours before the polling.ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 3) AT AROUND 5 PM VOTING PERCENTAGE WASBellary: 57.65 per centShimoga: 55.16 per centMandya: 48.83 per centRamanagara: 67.22 per centJhamkandi: 74.41 per centFINAL VOTER TURNOUT IN KARNATAKA Karnataka by-elections polling percentageRead more on Karnataka:PM Modi, others wish Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh on their foundation daysRathore fumes after Karnataka mantri flings sports kits at athleteslast_img

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