Karnataka Election Results 2024 Highlights: NDA retains Karnataka even as Congress makes a comeback; Prajwal Revanna defeated in Hassan

NDA wins 19 seats, Congress wins 9 seats in Karnataka

Updated - June 04, 2024 11:10 pm IST

Published - June 04, 2024 08:07 am IST

BJP  MLA Abhay Patil celebrates with party workers. The BJP’s Jagadish Shettar is all set to be declared the winner from Belagavi.

BJP MLA Abhay Patil celebrates with party workers. The BJP’s Jagadish Shettar is all set to be declared the winner from Belagavi. | Photo Credit: Badiger PK

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The NDA has soared ahead of the INDIA bloc in in Karnataka. The BJP-led alliance has won 19 seats in the State, while the ruling Congress has won 9 seats. Former Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and H.D. Kumaraswamy, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge’s son-in-law Radhakrishna Doddamani are among those the winners. 

Suspended JD(S) leader and MP Prajwal Revanna, who is facing charges of sexually abusing several women, and Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar’s brother and MP D K Suresh lost the polls.

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While the Congress’ prospects seem relatively better compared to the 2019 results, they have fallen below the expectations of party leaders and the cadre. 

Dr C.N. Manjunath of BJP defeated D.K. Suresh in Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 2,69,647 votes. 

The scion of the erstwhile royal family of Mysuru Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja and former Ministers Kota Srinivas Poojary and K. Sudhakar, all from the BJP, have won. 

Polling in Karnataka was held during the second and third phases of the Lok Sabha elections, on April 26 and May 7, respectively. The total voter turnout in the State was 69.56% in phase two and 71.84% in phase three. 

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This time, the contest in Karnataka is between the BJP-JD(S) combine and the Indian National Congress. While the BJP bet big on the “Modi wave”, the Congress banked on its five guarantee schemes to ensure its victory in this electoral battle. 

  • June 04, 2024 19:44
    The final tally

    The BJP has won decisively in Karnataka. The party has won 19 of the 28 seats in the State, while the JD(S), its alliance partner, won 2 seats. The Congress, the ruling party in the State, has made a comeback -- it won 9 seats.The BJP has a vote share of over 46% and the JD(S) has 5.6% voter share, while the Congress has a vote share of 45.43%. Read the report here.

  • June 04, 2024 19:23
    WATCH | Shifts in Karnataka’s political landscape

    Watch our in-depth examination of Karnataka’s latest election results with Bageshree Subbanna, Resident Editor and other reporters from The Hindu in Karnataka. We explore who is projected to win, the extent of their anticipated victories, and the potential implications for the state’s political scene. 

    This analysis will question whether the results are likely to align with Karnataka’s historical trend of voting differently in Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.

  • June 04, 2024 18:34
    Congress wins all five seats in Kalyana Karnataka

    In a big boost to Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, the party wisn all five seats in Kalyana Karnataka. It is a massive win for the grand old party as all the party candidates, including Mr. Kharge himself, lost to BJP candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Read the report here.

  • June 04, 2024 17:59
    Congress wins 9, BJP 17, JD(S) 2 seats

    The ruling Congress in Karnataka has improved its tally by winning nine seats while the BJP and JD(S) combine emerged victorious in 19 constituencies in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. 

    Read the report here
  • June 04, 2024 17:45
    Eshwarappa forfeits security deposit

    Expelled BJP leader K.S. Eshwarappa forfeited his security deposit in Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency, where the party veteran B.S. Yediyurappa’s son B.Y. Raghavendra retained the seat by a margin of more than 2 lakh votes over Congress candidate Geetha Shivarajkumar.

    Mr. Eshwarappa, a former Deputy Chief Minister who had also served as the BJP’s state unit president, secured 30,005 votes. Mr. Raghavendra secured 7,78,721 votes, while Ms. Geetha Shivarajkumar got 5,35,006 votes.

    Mr. Eshwarappa rebelled against the party as his son K.E. Kantesh was denied a seat from neighbouring Haveri. He contested as an independent even after several top leaders tried to pacify him. Read the report here

  • June 04, 2024 17:00
    Congress leads in 8 seats

    The Congress is leading in Bellary, Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Chikkodi, Davanagere, Hassan, Koppal and Raichur.

  • June 04, 2024 16:53
    BJP wins 7 seats, JD(S) wins 2 seats.

    Seven candidates of the BJP, including Captain Brijesh Chowta (Dakshina Kannada), Pralhad Joshi (Dharwad), Basavaraj Bommai (Haveri), B.Y.Raghavendra (Shimoga), V. Somanna (Tumkur), have won. The JD(S)’s H.D. Kumaraswamy (Mandya) and M. Mallesh Babu (Kolar) have won.The two parties are fighting the election together. 

  • June 04, 2024 16:09
    Kharge’s son-in-law wins from Kalaburagi

    The Congress’ Radhakrishna has won the Kalaburagi seat by 27,205 votes. The BJP’s Umesh. G. Jadhav has secured the second place. This is the party’s first win in this election in the State. 

    Dr. Radhakrishna is the son-in-law of AICC president and senior Congress leader, Mallikarjun Kharge. 

  • June 04, 2024 16:05
    M. Mallesh Babu wins from Kolar seat for JD(S)

    M. Mallesh Babu of the JD(S) has won in Kolar. He defeated K.V. Gowtham of the Congress by 71,388 votes.

  • June 04, 2024 15:55
    H.D. Kumaraswamy wins Mandya

    JD(S) State president H.D. Kumaraswamy has won the Mandya parliamentary seat. He defeated Venkataramane Gowda by 2,84,620 votes.

  • June 04, 2024 15:50
    Former CM H.D. Kumaraswamy close to the finish line in Mandya

    Janata Dal (S) president and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy was ahead of his rivals after 18 rounds of counting in the prestigious battle for Mandya parliamentary seat in Karnataka.

    Mr. Kumaraswamy had polled 8,21,172 votes while his nearest rival Venkataramane Gowda (alias ‘Star’ Chandru) of the Congress had polled 5,46,020 votes in the Vokkaliga heartland. 

    Read the report here.

  • June 04, 2024 15:28
    Watch | The Big Picture: What happened to the BJP’s southern push?

    The 2024 Lok Sabha elections saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah place an unprecedented thrust on the Southern States. Were the voters influenced by the BJP’s Southern Push? The Hindu’s reporters decode how voters made their choice this election.

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  • June 04, 2024 15:13
    BJP’s Govind Karjol wins in Chitradurga (SC) Lok Sabha seat

    The BJP’s Govind Karjol has won from Chitradurga (SC) Lok Sabha seat. He is the former Minister in Karnataka and has held various portfolios including Irrigation, Public Works Department and Social Welfare. He has also served as the State’s Deputy Chief Minister from 2019 to 2021.

  • June 04, 2024 14:45
    BY Raghavendra celebrates with supporters in Shivamogga
  • June 04, 2024 14:04
    Capt. Brijesh Chowta leads by over 1.3 lakh votes in Dakshina Kannada

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    In Dakshina Kannada, Capt. Brijesh Chowta of the BJP is leading by over 1.3 lakh votes against Congress’ Padmaraj R Poojary. 

    BJP party workers have already started celebrating in front of the counting center at NITK Surathkal in Mangaluru. 

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  • June 04, 2024 13:55
    BJP’s Kota Srinivas Poojary leads in Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat

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    Kota Srinivas Poojary, who is contesting in the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat on the BJP’s ticket, is leading by over 2 lakh votes margin against Congress’ K. Jayaprakash Hegde

    - Umesh S Shettigar

  • June 04, 2024 13:38
    C.N. Manjunath’s supporters celebrate his win in Bengaluru Rural

  • June 04, 2024 13:32
    Prajwal Revanna trails in the Hassan

    JD(S)‘ Prajwal Revanna, facing charges of rape and sexual abuse of many women, is trailing in the Hassan Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka. After 17 rounds of counting, Congress candidate Shreyas M. Patel is leading by over 42,000 votes.

    Read more

  • June 04, 2024 13:26
    WATCH | The Hindu decodes Lok Sabha results

    Our expert panel, including Varghese K. George, Suhasini Haidar, Sobhana K. Nair, Sandeep Phukan and a host of bureau reporters, take you through the early trends and the vibes from various counting centres. 

    Stay with us throughout the day for continuous updates and expert insights on the election results. Be the first to know how the numbers are shaping the future of Indian politics.

  • June 04, 2024 13:21
    Congress and the race to double-digit mark

    Though the Lok Sabha election results will not have any bearing on the State government directly, trends indicate that Congress may not reach the double digit mark, which it was hoping to. The last time Congress reached double digits in Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka was in 1999. 

    Congress has been trailing in Bengaluru Rural, the lone seat which the party had won in 2019 and from where D.K. Suresh, brother of Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar, is contesting against BJP nominee and cardiologist Dr. C.N. Manjunath. This is not a good sign for Mr. Shivakumar.

    JD(S) is now leading in two seats, with rape-accused Prajwal Revanna trailing behind Shreyas Patel of the Congress. Of the three Bengaluru seats, Congress is leading in one (Central), while BJP is leading in Bengaluru North and Bengaluru South.

  • June 04, 2024 12:34
    Data | Bengaluru divided between Congress and BJP

    Of the three seats in Bengaluru, the NDA coalition is leading in 2 seats, with the INDIA coalition leading in 1 seat. The parties leading from these seats are: Bangalore North: BJP, Bangalore Central: INC, Bangalore South: BJP. 

    In 2019, all the three seats were won by the BJP.

    Read more

  • June 04, 2024 12:11
    Tejasvi Surya thanks Bengaluru South voters

    BJP candidate from Bengaluru South Tejasvi Surya soared past Sowmya Reddy of Congress by a wide margin of 2,07,581 votes, as of 12.10 p.m., according to ECI data. 

    While Tejasvi Surya has got 4,23,710 votes so far, Sowmya is trailing behind with 2,16,129 votes.

  • June 04, 2024 11:24
    Over one lakh vote margin for five NDA candidates

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    NDA candidates leading by a margin of over 1 lakh votes in five seats in Karnataka: 

    Vishweshwar Kageri (BJP) in Uttara Kannada - 1,60,296 vote margin 

    Dr. CN Manjunath (BJP) in Bengaluru Rural - 1,17,879 vote margin

    Tejasvi Surya (BJP) in Bengaluru South - 1,42,585 vote margin

    HD Kumaraswmay (JDS) in Mandya - 1,65,864 vote margin

    B.Y. Raghavendra (BJP) in Shivamogga - 1,05,927 vote margin

  • June 04, 2024 11:04
    11 a.m. trends in Karnataka

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    At 11 a.m., the BJP has registered a lead in 18 of 28 constituencies, Congress in 7, and JD(S) three seats, according to ECI data. 

  • June 04, 2024 10:50
    Mansoor Ali Khan overtakes P.C. Mohan in Bengaluru Central

    Congress candidate from Bengaluru Central Mansoor Ali Khan surges ahead with a margin of over 23,000 votes. Incumbent MP P.C. Mohan trails with 1,37,279 votes. 

    Since the turn of the millennium, the BJP has remained undefeated in all three seats across Bengaluru city. BJP has not lost Bengaluru North since 2004, Bengaluru Central since 2009, and mostly importantly, it has enjoyed an uninterrupted winning streak in Bengaluru South since 1991. 

  • June 04, 2024 10:34
    B.Y. Raghavendra leads in Shivamogga
  • June 04, 2024 10:26
    HDK leads by a wide margin in Mandya

    H.D. Kumaraswamy leads by a huge margin of over one lakh votes against Congress opponent Venkataramane Gowda (Star Chandru) in Mandya constituency. 

  • June 04, 2024 09:48
    JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy offers prayers at Bengaluru temple ahead of counting

    Ahead of the counting of votes in the Lok Sabha elections, JD(S) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy offered prayers at Gangadhareshwara temple in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

    The JD(S) second-in-command, who contested from Mandya as an NDA candidate, also sought the blessings of the pontiff of the Adi Chunchanagiri Giri Shakha Math, Nirmalananda Natha Swami.

    Later speaking to reporters, he exuded confidence on winning the election.

    - PTI

  • June 04, 2024 09:23
    Counting delayed in Vijayapura as officer forgets key to strong room

    There was some confusion in the counting centre in Vijayapura when an officer on counting duty forgot to bring his keys to the strong room. 

    When he tried to open the strong room, M.R. Sharif, Vijayapura city corporation commissioner, realised that he had forgotten the keys at home. He rushed back to his house and brought them. Counting was thus delayed by a few minutes. 

    Counting in Belagavi, Chikkodi, Vijayapura and Bagalkot began at around 7 a.m. with officials beginning to sort out postal ballots. 

    In Belagavi and Chikkodi, the first round of EVM counting was completed by around 9 am. 

  • June 04, 2024 09:10
    JD(S) leads in Kolar

    Mallesh Babu of the Janata Dal (Secular) in the lead against K.V. Gowtham of the Congress in Kolar. The margin of votes is 27,593. 

    Kolar is one of the three seats being contested by the JD(S) as part of its pre-poll alliance with the BJP.

  • June 04, 2024 09:07
    Kageri leads in Uttara Kannada

    BJP’s Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri leads against Congress’ Anjali Nimbalkar in Uttara Kannada seat by a margin of over 25,000 seats. 

    Kageri was the 22nd speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, while representing the Sirsi constituency. He lost the 2023 Assembly elections from Sirsi. 

    Anjali Nimbalkar is an INC spokesperson who represented the Khanapur constituency in the 15th Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 2018-2023. She is a practising gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon.

  • June 04, 2024 08:59
    Early trends show BJP in the lead

    BJP leads in 7 constituencies, Congress and JD(S) in 2 seats each in Karnataka, as per early emerging trends 

  • June 04, 2024 08:54
    Congress trails in Bengaluru Rural

    BJP’s Dr. C.N. Manjunath leads against D.K. Suresh of the Congress in Bengaluru Rural constituency by a margin on over 6,000 votes. 

    Bengaluru Rural was the sole Parliamentary seat won by Congress in the 2019 LS elections. 

  • June 04, 2024 08:39
    Counting of EVM votes underway

    Early trends show BJP candidate from Chickballapur Dr. K Sudhakar leading by a margin of 1,651 votes against Raksha Ramaiah of the Congress. 

  • June 04, 2024 08:11
    Counting of votes begins

    Counting of votes polled in Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka has begun. The process began with the counting of postal ballots at 8 a.m.

  • June 04, 2024 08:07
    Exit polls predict single-digit seats for Congress in Karnataka

    The Congress in ​Karnataka​, which banked on implementation of five guarantees in the ​Lok Sabha elections​, will get single-digit seats, according to several exit polls.

    The exit poll conducted by India Today-Axis My India, TV Bharatvarsh-Polstart, India TV-CNX, Jan Ki Baat, Republic TV-P MARQ, ABP News-C Voter and India News-D-Dynamics predicted 20-plus seats for the BJP-Janata Dal (S) alliance.

    TV Bharatvarsh-Polstart predicted the highest number of eight seats to the Congress, while ABP News-C Voter and India Today-Axis My India gave 3 to 5 seats for the Congress.

    Going by this, compared to 2019 results, the Congress would improve significantly but would fall below the expectations of party leaders and the cadre.

    Read more

  • June 04, 2024 08:06
    Political fate of Ministers’ children, former CMs, Union Minister hangs in balance

    As the countdown for the counting of votes begins, all arrangements have been made by respective district administrations in the districts of Kalyana Karnataka and Kittur Karnataka for counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections.

    Two former Chief Ministers, namely Jagadish Shettar and Basavaraj Bommai, are testing their fortunes in the Lok Sabha elections for the first time, while Union Minister Pralhad Joshi is hoping for a fifth win in a row.

    Several of the Ministers in the Congress government in Karnataka from the region are anxious as their wards and relatives are in the fray.

    Read more
  • June 04, 2024 08:04
    Stakes high for key parties in Karnataka

    With the results of the keenly-contested Lok Sabha elections out today, the political tussle between the Congress on the one side and the BJP-JD(S) combine on the other is expected to further escalate.

    Though the Lok Sabha election results will not have any bearing on the State government, the Congress-ruled Karnataka has attracted the country’s attention following aggressive campaigns by Congress leaders backed by their five “guarantee” schemes. This had turned the Lok Sabha polls into a prestige battle for the Congress which came to power with a landslide victory last year.

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