K’taka civic polls: Congress ahead of BJP, leading with 954 seats

Kalaburagi: The Congress was ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the counting began on Monday as counting of votes for the recently held Karnataka’s 105 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) is underway.

As of 12.50pm, out of the total 2664 seats, the results for 2,592 have been announced and Congress has managed to win 954 seats, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged 905, and the Janata Dal (Secular) won 364 seats, Counting for the remaining seats was underway, as of the last updating this report.

Counting for 102 urban local bodies polls that took place across Karnataka on August 31 has begun, amid tight security.

The polling was held in 2,529 wards, spread over 29 city municipalities, 53 town municipalities and 23 town panchayats, and in 135 wards of three city corporations of the state.

The civic election was earlier scheduled to be held in 105 urban local bodies. However, polling in three areas was postponed due to the onset of heavy rains and subsequent flash floods in Kodagu district.

Agency inputs