Karnataka bypolls: Clean sweep for Cong-JD(S) in assembly seats
The Congress party and the Janata Dal- Secular (JD-S) alliance has won both the assembly seats in Karnataka in the recently held by-polls.
Bengaluru: The Congress party and the Janata Dal- Secular (JD-S) alliance has won both the assembly seats in Karnataka in the recently held by-polls.
Elections in the three Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies were held on November 3.
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JD (S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy's first wife Anitha Kumaraswamy won from Ramanagara assembly seat by a margin of 109137 votes, while Congress leader AS Nyamagouda bagged Jamakhandi assembly seat by nearly 40-thousand votes by defeating Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rival Srikant Kulkarni.
Following the result of the by-polls in the state, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao said that the victory of Congress-JD(S) alliance indicates that the people have rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
"People have rejected the BJP. It is also a rejection of Prime Minister Modi's government. The by-poll results will send a message to the entire country that the time for change has come," he said.
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I think as far as southern India is concerned, you can't make Ram Mandir & all those issues a political plank. People are looking at what they're going to get, what benefit they're going to get in social&economic sector, admn&transparency: DK Shivakumar #KarnatakaByElection2018 pic.twitter.com/DMLtgNvOYM— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2018
Karnataka Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar also expressed contentment with the result and said that the victory will give a direction to the people of the country.
He further took a potshot at the BJP and said that Ram Temple cannot be a poll plank in the southern states.
"I think as far as southern India is concerned, one cannot make Ram Mandir and all those issues a political plank. People are looking at what they are going to get, what benefit they are going to get in a social and economic sector, administration and transparency," Shivakumar said. (ANI)