2018 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election
224 of 224 seats in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
113 seats needed for a majority
|Turnout||72.13% ( 0.30%) |
Results of the election
The 2018 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election was held on 12 May 2018 in 222 constituencies to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. The election was postponed in Jayanagar and Rajarajeshwari Nagar, following the death of the MLA B. N. Vijaya Kumar and a voter fraud scandal respectively till 28 May. The election saw a voter turnout of 72.13 per cent, the highest in Karnataka since several decades. The counting of votes took place on 15 May 2018.
The Indian National Congress (INC) was seeking re-election, having governed the state since elections in 2013. while the Bharatiya Janata Party attempted to regain office, having previously governed the state in 2007 and from 2008 to 2013. The Janata Dal (Secular), and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) contested the election in an electoral alliance. The Aam Aadmi Party also made its debut in the state.
The tenure of the 15th Karnataka Assembly ended on 28 May 2018.
The Times of India reported in late February 2018 that the state had fewer electronic voting machines than the minimum mandated requirement to be stored going into elections for any state assembly. The report stated that only 20 percent or 11,399 EVMs were in place against the requirement of 56,994 machines, one each for a polling station. Bharat Electronics Limited, which provides 80 percent of the machines began supplying during this time. The District Election Officer for the Bangalore region stated that a "vulnerability mapping exercise" would be conducted to ensure "free and fair polls". He added that 550 Sector teams, each headed by a sector magistrate, a police officer (not below the rank of an Assistant sub-inspector) and a videographer, were formed, one for every 15 of the 8,274 polling stations in the said region.
Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines were used with EVMs in all polling stations in Karnataka.
The schedule of the election was announced by the Election Commission of India on 27 March 2018. It announced that polling would be held in a single phase on 12 May and that results would be declared on 15 May. It also declared that the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct "came into force with immediate effect" with the said announcement.
|Date for nominations||17 April 2018||Tuesday|
|Last date for filing nominations||24 April 2018||Tuesday|
|Date for scrutiny of nominations||25 April 2018||Wednesday|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidatures||27 April 2018||Friday|
|Date of poll||12 May 2018||Saturday|
|Date of counting||15 May 2018||Tuesday|
|Date before which the election shall be completed||31 May 2018||Thursday|
Leaked election dates
The Election Commission of India ran into a major embarrassment on 27 March 2018, when BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya and the Karnataka Congress' social media in-charge, Srivasta, tweeted the dates before they were officially released. However, both of them got the counting day incorrect in their tweets. Both the tweets were deleted after outrage on Twitter. Malviya later claimed that he got the information from Times Now, a 24-hour English news channel. The news was reportedly also shown by a local Kannada news channel. Later it was revealed that even Times Now got the counting day incorrectly as 18 May 2018, instead of 15 May 2018.
Om Prakash Rawat, the Chief Election Commissioner of India, formed a committee to investigate the alleged leak. The terms of reference of the formed committee included probing certain media outlets and Congress' social media head Srivasta, but not BJP's Amit Malviya. This prompted allegations of the Election Commission of India being biased for the BJP by the Congress.
On 14 April 2018, the committee said that the media reports were mere speculation and not a leak.
Voter ID fraud case
On 11 May 2018, BJP MLA Munirathna and 13 others were booked in an alleged fake voter ID scam. On 8 May, almost 10,000 voter ID cards, along with several laptops, were found in a flat in Bengaluru owned by former BJP leader Manjula Nanjamari. Apart from these, Munirathna's pamphlets were also found, which turned the suspicion on Munirathna. After the FIR, he said "I've distributed 40,000 pamphlets asking for votes for me in my constituency and you will find them in every home in my segment. I've been named as accused no. 14 because one such pamphlet was found in the flat that was raided. This is an outrageous complaint against me and part of the concerted propaganda to harass and humiliate me."
The polling in RR Nagar was postponed to 28 May and the counting of votes was done on 31 May.
Kaveri river water scandal
The Karnataka Legislative Assembly election sparked criticisms from Tamil Nadu over the Karnataka's government for not addressing the issue on properly and for its delay in setting up a Kaveri Management Board. The Supreme Court also issued a strict notice to the Karnataka state government for using the Karnataka Legislative state election as an excuse to resolve the Kaveri river water crisis with Tamil Nadu cannot be acceptable. The election was one of the hottest points considered by the critics for the future of Karnataka in dealing with the rivals, Tamil Nadu over the Kaveri River water dispute.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) officially began its election campaign on 2 November 2017. The party spent 85 days covering all the assembly constituencies, culminating in Bangalore on 4 February 2018, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing it. In early March, the party launched a 14-day Protect Bengaluru March travelling across Bangalore aimed at, according to the party, "reviving" and "rebuilding" the city from Indian National Congress' "criminal neglect".
In December 2017, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, although not part of the election campaign, undertook a task of setting up booth-level committees at 54,261 locations in the state which will be responsible to disseminate information on various programs of the ruling Indian National Congress and their implementation. The move was seen as an "extensive outreach program" preceding the elections.
|Polling firm/Commissioner||Date published||Majority|
|Public TV||2 January 2018||85–90||90–95||40–45||0–6||BJP|
|CHS||13 January 2018||75–76
|Creative Center for Political and Social Studies||2 February 2018||113||85||25||1||BJP|
|C-Fore||26 March 2018||80
|India Today-Karvy Insights||13 April 2018||78–86
|BTV||19 April 2018||82–87
|Times Now-VMR||23 April 2018||89
|C-Fore||1 May 2018||63–73
|ABP News-CSDS||7 May 2018||79–89
|Flash News – TV 5||7 May 2018||110–120
|Spick Media||9 May 2018||88
|India TV||9 May 2018||85
|News X-CNX||9 May 2018||87
|Average as on 8 May 2018||87||96||36||05||BJP|
Preferred Chief Minister polling
Some opinion pollsters asked voters the party leader they would prefer as Chief Minister – Siddaramaiah (Indian National Congress), B. S. Yeddyurappa (Bharatiya Janata Party). or H. D. Kumaraswamy (Janata Dal (Secular)). Lokniti-CSDS conducted surveys between 11 and 15 January interviewing 878 people. While 34 percent of the sample wanted Siddaramaiah to remain the chief minister for the next term, 19 percent chose Kumaraswamy and 14 percent chose Yeddyurappa. A poll conducted by CHS in the same month found that Kumaraswamy was the first choice, followed by Yeddyurappa and Siddaramaiah in that order. C-Fore's survey of a sample size of 22,357 voters across 154 assembly constituencies between 1 and 25 March showed that Siddaramaiah, with 45 percent, was the most popular choice for Chief Minister, followed by Yeddyurappa at 26 percent and Kumaraswamy at 13 percent, while 16 percent preferred 'others'.
The exit polls remained divided, with only one predicting that a party – BJP – would get past the majority mark. Five polls predicted that BJP would have the most seats, while two predicted that the Congress was in a comfortable lead, and one predicted a cliffhanger. Today's Chanakya exit poll, which was released last and took into account voting right until polling closure time, predicted a clear majority for BJP.
|Polling firm/Commissioner||Date published||Majority|
|IndiaTV-VMR||12 May 2018||94||97||28||3||Hung|
|ABP News-C Voter||12 May 2018||110||88||24||2||Hung|
|Times Now-VMR||12 May 2018||87||97||35||3||Hung|
|Times Now-Today's Chanakya||12 May 2018||120||73||26||3||BJP|
|India Today-Axis My India||12 May 2018||85||111||26||0||Hung|
|NewsX-CNX||12 May 2018||106||75||37||4||Hung|
|News Nation||12 May 2018||107||73||38||4||Hung|
|Average||12 May 2018||101||88||31||4||Hung|
|Parties and coalitions||Popular vote||Seats|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||13,328,524||36.35||16.3||104||64|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||13,986,526||38.14||1.4||80||42|
|Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS)||6,726,667||18.3||1.9||37||3|
|Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)||108,592||0.32||1||1|
|Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP)||74,229||0.2||1||1|
|Other parties and candidates||683,632||2.2||0||13|
|None of the Above (NOTA)||322,841||0.9|
|Votes cast / turnout||36,769,954||72.50|
|Uttara Kannada (Karwara)||6||4||2||0||0|
|Dakshina Kannada (Mangaluru)||8||7||1||0||0|
List of winning candidates
The election results for each constituency are as follows:
|1||Nippani||Shashikala Jolle||BJP||87,006||Kakaso Pandurang Patil||INC||78,500||8,506|
|2||Chikkodi-Sadalga||Ganesh Hukkeri||INC||91,467||Annasaheb Jolle||BJP||80,898||10,569|
|3||Athani||Mahesh Kumathalli||INC||82,094||Laxman Savadi||BJP||79,763||2,331|
|4||Kagwad||Srimant Patil||INC||83,060||Raju Kage||BJP||50,118||32,942|
|5||Kudachi (SC)||P. Rajeev||BJP||67,781||Amit Shama Ghatage||INC||52,773||15,008|
|6||Raibag (SC)||Duryodhan Aihole||BJP||67,502||Pradeepkumar Ramu Malage||INC||50,954||16,548|
|7||Hukkeri||Umesh Katti||BJP||83,588||Appayyagouda Basagouda Patil||INC||68,203||15,385|
|8||Arabhavi||Balachandra Jarkiholi||BJP||96,144||Bhimappa Gundappa Gadad||JDS||48,816||47,328|
|9||Gokak||Ramesh Jarkiholi||INC||90,249||Ashok Pujari||BJP||75,969||14,280|
|10||Yemkanmardi (ST)||Satish Jarkiholi||INC||73,512||Astagi Maruti Mallappa||BJP||70,662||2,850|
|11||Belgaum Uttar||Anil S Benake||BJP||79,060||Fairoz Nuruddin Saith||INC||61,793||17,267|
|12||Belgaum Dakshin||Abhay Patil||BJP||84,498||M. D. Lakshminarayana||INC||25,806||58,692|
|13||Belgaum Rural||Lakshmi Hebbalkar||INC||102,040||Sanjay Patil||BJP||50,316||51,724|
|14||Khanapur||Anjali Nimbalkar||INC||36,649||Vithal Halagekar||BJP||31,516||5,133|
|15||Kittur||D. M. Basavantaray||BJP||73,155||Inamdar Danappagouda Basanagouda||INC||40,293||32,862|
|16||Bailhongal||Mahantesh Kaujlagi||INC||47,040||Jagdish Metgud||Ind||41,918||5,122|
|17||Saundatti Yellamma||Anand Mamani||BJP||62,480||Anand Chopra||Ind||56,189||6,291|
|18||Ramdurg||Mahadevappa Yadawad||BJP||68,349||Ashok Mahadevappa Pattan||INC||65,474||2,875|
|19||Mudhol (SC)||Govind M. Karjol||BJP||76,431||Bandiwaddar Satish Chinnappa||INC||60,949||15,482|
|21||Jamkhandi||Anand Nyamagouda||INC||49,245||Shrikant Kulkarni||BJP||46,450||2,795|
|22||Bilgi||Murugesh Nirani||BJP||85,135||J. T. Patil||INC||80,324||4,811|
|24||Bagalkot||Veerabhadrayya Charantimath||BJP||85,653||H. Y. Meti||INC||69,719||15,934|
|25||Hungund||Doddanagowda Patil||BJP||65,012||Vijayanand Kashappanavar||INC||59,785||5,227|
|26||Muddebihal||Ameenappa Gouda Patil (Nadahalli)||BJP||63,512||C. S. Nadagouda||INC||54,879||8,633|
|27||Devar Hippargi||Somanagouda B Patil (Sasanur)||BJP||48,245||Bhimanagouda B. Patil||JDS||44,892||3,353|
|28||Basavana Bagevadi||Shivanand Patil||INC||58,647||Somanagouda B. Patil||JDS||55,461||3,186|
|29||Babaleshwar||M. B. Patil||INC||98,339||Vijayakumar Sidramgouda Patil||BJP||68,624||29,715|
|30||Bijapur City||Basangouda Patil Yatnal||BJP||76,308||Abdul Hameed Mushrif||INC||69,895||6,413|
|31||Nagathan (SC)||Devanand Fulasing Chavan||JDS||59,709||Katakadond Vittal Dondiba||INC||54,108||5,601|
|32||Indi||Y. V. Patil||INC||50,401||B. D. Patil Hanjagi||JDS||40,463||9,938|
|33||Sindgi||M. C. Managuli||JDS||70,865||Ramesh Bhusanur||BJP||61,560||9,305|
|34||Afzalpur||M. Y. Patil||INC||71,735||Malikayya Guttedar||BJP||61,141||10,594|
|35||Jevargi||Ajay Singh||INC||68,508||Doddappa Gouda S. Patil Naribol||BJP||52,452||16,056|
|36||Shorapur (ST)||Narasimha Nayak||BJP||104,426||Raja Venkatappa Naik||INC||81,858||22,568|
|37||Shahapur||Sharanabassappa Darshanapur||INC||78,642||Guru Patil Sirwal||BJP||47,668||30,974|
|38||Yadgir||Venkatreddy Mudnal||BJP||62,227||Dr. A. B. Malaka Reddy||INC||49,346||12,881|
|39||Gurmitkal||Nagangouda Kandkur||JDS||79,627||Baburao Chinchansur||INC||55,147||24,480|
|40||Chittapur (SC)||Priyank M. Kharge||INC||69,700||Valmiki Nayak||BJP||65,307||4,393|
|41||Sedam||Rajkumar Patil||BJP||80,668||Sharan Prakash Patil||INC||73,468||7,200|
|42||Chincholi (SC)||Dr. Umesh G. Jadhav||INC||73,905||Sunil Vallyapure||BJP||54,693||19,212|
|43||Gulbarga Rural (SC)||Basawaraj Mattimud||BJP||61,750||Vijaykumar G. Ramakrishna||INC||49,364||12,386|
|44||Gulbarga Dakshin||Dattatraya C. Patil Revoor||BJP||64,788||Allamprabhu Patil||INC||59,357||5,431|
|45||Gulbarga Uttar||Kaneez Fathima||INC||64,311||Chandrakant B. Patil||BJP||58,371||5,940|
|46||Aland||Subhash Guttedar||BJP||76,815||B. R. Patil||INC||76,118||697|
|47||Basavakalyan||B. Narayan Rao||INC||61,425||Mallikarjun Khuba||BJP||44,153||17,272|
|48||Humnabad||Rajshekar Basavaraj Patil||INC||74,945||Subhash||BJP||43,131||31,814|
|49||Bidar South||Bandeppa Kashempur||JDS||55,107||Dr. Shailendra Beldale||BJP||42,365||12,742|
|50||Bidar||Rahim Khan||INC||73,270||Surayakanth Nagmarpalli||BJP||63,025||10,245|
|51||Bhalki||Eshwara Khandre||INC||84,673||D. K. Sidram||BJP||63,235||21,438|
|52||Aurad (SC)||Prabhu Chauhan||BJP||75,061||Vijaykumar||INC||64,469||10,592|
|53||Raichur Rural (ST)||Basanagouda Daddal||INC||66,656||Tipparaju Hawaldar||BJP||56,692||9,964|
|54||Raichur||Dr. Shivaraj Patil||BJP||56,511||Syed Yaseen||INC||45,520||10,991|
|55||Manvi (ST)||Raja Venkatappa Nayak||JDS||53,548||Dr. Tanusree Preeti||Ind||37,733||15,815|
|56||Devadurga (ST)||K. Shivanagouda Naik||BJP||67,003||A. Rajashekar Nayak||INC||45,958||21,045|
|57||Lingsugur||D. S. Hoolageri||INC||54,230||Bandi Siddu||JDS||49,284||4,946|
|58||Sindhanur||Venkatrao Nadagouda||JDS||71,514||Badarli Hampangouda||INC||69,917||1,597|
|59||Maski (ST)||Pratap Gowda Patil||INC||60,387||Basanagowda Turvihal||BJP||60,174||213|
|60||Kushtagi||Amaregowda Bayyapur||INC||87,566||Doddanagouda Hanamagouda Patil||BJP||69,535||18,031|
|61||Kanakagiri (SC)||Basavaraj Dadesugur||BJP||87,735||Shivaraj Tangadagi||INC||73,510||14,225|
|62||Gangawati||Paranna Munavalli||BJP||67,617||Iqbal Ansari||INC||59,644||7,973|
|63||Yelburga||Halappa Achar||BJP||79,072||Basavaraj Rayareddy||INC||65,754||13,318|
|64||Koppal||K. Raghavendra Hitnal||INC||98,783||Amaresh Sanganna Karadi||BJP||72,432||26,351|
|65||Shirahatti (SC)||Ramappa Lamani||BJP||91,967||Doddamani Ramakrishna Shidlingappa||INC||61,974||29,993|
|66||Gadag||H. K. Patil||INC||77,699||Anil Mensinakai||BJP||75,831||1,868|
|67||Ron||Kalakappa Bandi||BJP||83,735||Gurupadagouda Patil||INC||76,401||7,334|
|68||Nargund||C. C. Patil||BJP||73,045||B. R. Yavagal||INC||65,066||7,979|
|69||Navalgund||Shankar Patil Munenakoppa||BJP||65,718||N. H. Konaraddi||JDS||45,197||20,521|
|70||Kundgol||C. S. Shivalli||INC||64,871||Chikkanagoudra Siddanagoud Ishwaragod||BJP||64,237||634|
|71||Dharwad||Amrut Desai||BJP||85,123||Vinay Kulkarni||INC||64,783||20,340|
|72||Hubli-Dharwad East (SC)||Abbayya Prasad||INC||77,080||Chandrashekar Gokak||BJP||55,613||21,467|
|73||Hubli-Dharwad Central||Jagadish Shettar||BJP||75,794||Dr. Mahesh Nalwad||INC||54,488||21,306|
|74||Hubli-Dharwad West||Aravind Bellad||BJP||96,462||Mohammad Ismail Tamatgar||INC||55,975||40,487|
|75||Kalghatgi||C. M. Nimbannavar||BJP||83,267||Santosh Lad||INC||57,270||25,997|
|76||Haliyal||R. V. Deshapande||INC||61,577||Sunil Hegade||BJP||56,437||5,140|
|77||Karwar||Roopali Naik||BJP||60,339||Anand Asnotikar||JDS||46,275||14,064|
|78||Kumta||Dinakar Keshav Shetty||BJP||59,392||Sharada Mohan Shetty||INC||26,642||32,750|
|79||Bhatkal||Sunil Biliya Naik||BJP||83,172||M. S. Vaidya||INC||77,242||5,930|
|80||Sirsi||Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri||BJP||70,595||Bhimanna Naik||INC||53,134||17,461|
|81||Yellapur||Arbail Shivaram Hebbar||INC||66,290||Andalagi Veerabhadragouda Shivanagouda Patil||BJP||64,807||1,483|
|82||Hangal||C. M. Udasi||BJP||80,529||Srinivas Mane||INC||74,015||6,514|
|83||Shiggaon||Basavaraj Bommai||BJP||83,868||Sayed Azeempeer Khadri||INC||74,603||9,265|
|84||Haveri (SC)||Neharu Olekar||BJP||86,565||Rudrappa Lamani||INC||75,261||11,304|
|85||Byadgi||Ballary Virupakshappa Rudrappa||BJP||91,721||S. R. Patil||INC||70,450||21,271|
|86||Hirekerur||B. C. Patil||INC||72,461||U. B. Banakar||BJP||71,906||555|
|87||Ranebennur||R. Shankar||KPJP||63,910||K. B. Koliwad||INC||59,572||4,338|
|88||Hadagalli (SC)||P. T. Parameshwara Naik||INC||54,097||Odo Gangappa||Ind||44,919||9,178|
|89||Hagaribommanahalli (SC)||L. B. P. Bheema Naik||INC||78,337||K.Nemiraja Naik||BJP||71,105||7,232|
|90||Vijayanagara||Anand Singh||INC||83,214||H. R. Gaviyappa||BJP||74,986||8,228|
|91||Kampli (ST)||J.N. Ganesh||INC||80,592||T H Suresh Babu||BJP||75,037||5,555|
|92||Siruguppa (ST)||M. S. Somalingappa||BJP||82,546||B. Murali Krishna||INC||61,275||21,271|
|93||Bellary Rural (ST)||B. Nagendra||INC||79,186||Sanna Pakkirappa||BJP||76,507||2,679|
|94||Bellary City||G. Somashekara Reddy||BJP||76,589||Anil Lad||INC||60,434||16,155|
|95||Sandur (ST)||E. Tukaram||INC||78,106||D Raghavendra Manju||BJP||64,096||14,010|
|96||Kudligi||N. Y. Gopalakrishna||BJP||50,085||N. T. Bommanna||JDS||39,272||10,813|
|97||Molakalmuru (ST)||B. Sriramulu||BJP||84,018||Dr. B. Yogesh Babu||INC||41,973||42,045|
|98||Challakere (ST)||T. Raghumurthy||INC||72,874||Raveesh Kumar||JDS||59,335||13,539|
|99||Chitradurga||G. H. Thippareddy||BJP||82,896||K. C. Veerendra||JDS||49,911||32,985|
|100||Hiriyur||K. Poornima||BJP||77,733||D. Sudhakar||INC||64,858||12,875|
|101||Hosadurga||Gulhatty D. Shekhar||BJP||90,562||B. G. Govindappa||INC||64,570||25,992|
|102||Holalkere (SC)||M. Chandrappa||BJP||107,976||H. Anjaneya||INC||69,036||38,940|
|103||Jagalur (ST)||S. V. Ramachandra||BJP||78,948||H. P. Rajesh||INC||49,727||29,221|
|104||Harapanahalli||G. Karunakara Reddy||BJP||67,603||M. P. Ravindra||INC||57,956||9,647|
|105||Harihar||S. Ramappa||INC||64,801||B. P. Harish||BJP||57,541||7,260|
|106||Davanagere North||S. A. Ravindranath||BJP||76,540||Shamanur Mallikarjun||INC||72,469||4,071|
|107||Davanagere South||Shamanur Shivashankarappa||INC||71,369||Yashavantha Rao Jadhav||BJP||55,485||15,884|
|108||Mayakonda (SC)||N. Linganna||BJP||50,556||K.S.Basavaraj||INC||44,098||6,458|
|109||Channagiri||K. Madal Virupakshappa||BJP||73,794||Vadnal Rajanna||INC||48,014||25,780|
|110||Honnali||M. P. Renukacharya||BJP||80,624||D. G. Shanthanagowda||INC||76,391||4,233|
|111||Shimoga Rural (SC)||K. B. Ashok Naik||BJP||69,326||Sharada Puryanaik||JDS||65,549||3,777|
|112||Bhadravati||B.K. Sangameshwara||INC||75,722||M. J. Appaji Gowda||JDS||64,155||11,567|
|113||Shimoga||K. S. Eshwarappa||BJP||104,027||K. B. Prasanna Kumar||INC||57,920||46,107|
|114||Tirthahalli||Araga Jnanendra||BJP||67,527||Kimmane Rathnakar||INC||45,572||21,955|
|115||Shikaripura||B. S. Yeddyurappa||BJP||86,983||Goni Malatesha||INC||51,586||35,397|
|116||Sorab||Kumar Bangarappa||BJP||72,091||Madhu Bangarappa||JDS||58,805||13,286|
|117||Sagar||Hartalu Halappa||BJP||78,475||Kagodu Thimmappa||INC||70,436||8,039|
|118||Baindur||B. M. Sukumar Shetty||BJP||96,029||K. Gopala Poojary||INC||71,636||24,393|
|119||Kundapura||Halady Srinivas Shetty||BJP||103,434||Rakesh Malli||INC||47,029||56,405|
|120||Udupi||K. Raghupati Bhat||BJP||84,946||Pramod Madhwaraj||INC||72,902||12,044|
|121||Kaup||Lalaji Mendon||BJP||75,893||Vinay Kumar Sorake||INC||63,976||11,917|
|122||Karkala||V. Sunil Kumar||BJP||91,245||H. Gopal Bhandary||INC||48,679||42,566|
|123||Sringeri||T. D. Rajegowda||INC||62,780||D. N. Jeevaraj||BJP||60,791||1,989|
|124||Mudigere (SC)||M. P. Kumaraswamy||BJP||58,783||Motamma||INC||46,271||12,512|
|125||Chikmagalur||C. T. Ravi||BJP||70,863||B. L. Shankar||INC||44,549||26,314|
|126||Tarikere||D. S. Suresh||BJP||44,940||G. H. Srinivasa||Ind||33,253||11,687|
|127||Kadur||K. S. Prakash||BJP||62,232||Y. S. V. Datta||JDS||46,860||15,372|
|128||Chiknayakanhalli||J. C. Madhuswamy||BJP||69,612||C. B. Suresh Babu||JDS||59,335||10,277|
|129||Tiptur||B. C. Nagesh||BJP||61,383||K. Shadakshari||INC||35,820||25,563|
|130||Turuvekere||A. S. Jayaram||BJP||60,710||M. T. Krishnappa||JDS||58,661||2,049|
|131||Kunigal||Dr. H. D. Ranganath||INC||58,697||D. Krishna Kumar||BJP||53,097||5,600|
|132||Tumkur City||G. B. Jyothi Ganesh||BJP||60,421||N. Govindaraju||JDS||55,128||5,293|
|133||Tumkur Rural||D. C. Gourishankar||JDS||82,740||B. Suresh Gowda||BJP||77,100||5,640|
|134||Koratagere (SC)||Dr. G. Parameshwara||INC||81,598||P. R. Sudhakara Lal||JDS||73,979||7,619|
|135||Gubbi||S. R. Srinivas||JDS||55,572||G. N. Bettaswamy||BJP||46,491||9,081|
|136||Sira||B. Sathyanarayana||JDS||74,338||T. B. Jayachandra||INC||63,973||10,365|
|137||Pavagada (SC)||Venkata Ramanappa||INC||72,974||K. M. Thimmarayappa||JDS||72,565||409|
|138||Madhugiri||M.V. Veerabhadraiah||JDS||88,521||Kyathasandra N. Rajanna||INC||69,947||18,574|
|139||Gauribidanur||N. H. Shivashankara Reddy||INC||69,000||C. R. Narasimhamurthy||JDS||59,832||9,168|
|140||Bagepalli||S. N. Subbareddy||INC||65,710||G.V. Sreeramareddy||CPM||51,697||14,013|
|141||Chikkaballapur||K. Sudhakar||INC||82,006||K. P. Bachegowda||JDS||51,575||30,431|
|142||Sidlaghatta||V. Muniyappa||INC||76,240||B. N. Ravikumar||JDS||66,531||9,709|
|143||Chintamani||J. K. Krishnareddy||JDS||87,753||Dr. M. C. Sudhakar||BRP[a]||82,513||5,240|
|144||Srinivaspur||K. R. Ramesh Kumar||INC||93,571||G. K. Venkatashivareddy||JDS||83,019||10,552|
|145||Mulbagal||H. Nagesh||Ind||74,213||Samruddhi Manjunath||JDS||67,498||6,715|
|146||Kolar Gold Field (SC)||M. Roopakala||INC||71,151||Ashwini Sampangi||BJP||30,324||40,827|
|147||Bangarapet (SC)||S. N. Narayana Swamy||INC||71,171||M. Mallesh Babu||JDS||49,300||21,871|
|148||Kolar||K. Srinivasa Gowda||JDS||82,788||Syed Zameer Pasha||INC||38,537||44,251|
|149||Malur||K. Y. Nanjegowda||INC||75,677||K. S. Manjunath Gowda||JDS||57,762||17,915|
|Bangalore Urban district|
|150||Yelahanka||S. R. Vishwanath||BJP||120,110||A. M. Hanumanthegowda||JDS||77,607||42,503|
|151||Krishnarajapuram||Byrathi Basavaraj||INC||135,404||N. S. Nandiesha Reddy||BJP||102,675||32,729|
|152||Byatarayanapura||Krishna Byre Gowda||INC||114,964||A Ravi||BJP||109,293||5,671|
|153||Yeshwantpur||S. T. Somashekar||INC||115,273||T N Javarayi Gowda||JDS||104,562||10,711|
|154||Rajarajeshwarinagar||Munirathna||INC||108,065||P. Muniraju Gowda||BJP||82,573||25,492|
|155||Dasarahalli||R. Manjunatha||JDS||94,044||S. Muniraju||BJP||83,369||10,675|
|156||Mahalakshmi Layout||K. Gopalaiah||JDS||88,218||N.L. Narendra Babu||BJP||47,118||41,100|
|157||Malleshwaram||Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan||BJP||83,130||Kengal Shreepadha Renu||INC||29,130||54,000|
|158||Hebbal||Suresha BS||INC||74,453||Y. A. Narayanaswamy||BJP||53,313||21,140|
|159||Pulakeshinagar||Akhanda Srinivas Murthy||INC||97,574||B. Prasanna Kumar||JDS||15,948||81,626|
|160||Sarvagnanagar||K. J. George||INC||109,955||M. N. Reddy||BJP||56,651||53,304|
|161||C. V. Raman Nagar (SC)||S. Raghu||BJP||58,887||R. Sampath Raj||INC||46,660||12,227|
|162||Shivajinagar||R. Roshan Baig||INC||59,742||Katta Subramanya Naidu||BJP||44,702||15,040|
|163||Shanti Nagar||N. A. Haris||INC||60,009||K. Vasudevamurthy||BJP||41,804||18,205|
|164||Gandhi Nagar||Dinesh Gundu Rao||INC||47,354||A. R. Sapthagiri Gowda||BJP||37,284||10,070|
|165||Rajaji Nagar||S. Suresh Kumar||BJP||56,271||G. Padmavathi||INC||46,818||9,453|
|166||Govindraj Nagar||V. Somanna||BJP||79,135||Priya Krishna||INC||67,760||11,375|
|167||Vijay Nagar||M. Krishnappa||INC||73,353||H. Ravindra||BJP||70,578||2,775|
|168||Chamrajpet||Zameer Ahmed Khan||INC||65,339||M Lakshminarayana||BJP||32,202||33,137|
|169||Chickpet||Uday B. Garudachar||BJP||57,312||R. V. Devraj||INC||49,378||7,934|
|170||Basavanagudi||L. A. Ravi Subramanya||BJP||76,018||K. Bagegowda||JDS||38,009||38,009|
|171||Padmanabhanagar||R. Ashoka||BJP||77,868||V. K. Gopal||JDS||45,702||32,166|
|172||B.T.M. Layout||Ramalinga Reddy||INC||67,085||Lallesh Reddy||BJP||46,607||20,478|
|173||Jayanagar||Soumya Reddy||INC||54,457||B. N. Prahlad||BJP||51,568||2,889|
|174||Mahadevapura (SC)||Aravind Limbavali||BJP||141,682||A. C. Srinivasa||INC||123,898||17,784|
|175||Bommanahalli||M Satish Reddy||BJP||111,863||Sushma Rajagopala Reddy||INC||64,701||47,162|
|176||Bangalore South||M. Krishnappa||BJP||152,427||R. K. Ramesh||INC||122,068||30,359|
|177||Anekal (SC)||B. Shivanna||INC||113,894||A. Narayanaswamy||BJP||105,267||8,627|
|Bangalore Rural district|
|178||Hoskote||M. T. B. Nagaraj||INC||98,824||Sharath Kumar Bachegowda||BJP||91,227||7,597|
|179||Devanahalli (SC)||Narayanaswamy L. N.||JDS||86,966||Venkataswamy||INC||69,956||17,010|
|180||Doddaballapur||T. Venkataramanaiah||INC||73,225||B. Munegowda||JDS||63,280||9,945|
|181||Nelamangala (SC)||Dr. K. Srinavasamurthy||JDS||69,277||R. Narayanaswamy||INC||44,956||24,321|
|182||Magadi||A. Manjunath||JDS||119,492||H.C. Balakrishna||INC||68,067||51,425|
|183||Ramanagara||H.D. Kumaraswamy||JDS||92,626||H. A. Iqbal Hussain||INC||69,990||22,636|
|184||Kanakapura||D. K. Shivakumar||INC||127,552||Narayana Gowda||JDS||47,643||79,909|
|185||Channapatna||H.D. Kumaraswamy||JDS||87,995||C. P. Yogeeshwara||BJP||66,465||21,530|
|186||Malavalli (SC)||Dr. K. Annadani||JDS||103,038||P.M.Narendraswamy||INC||76,278||26,760|
|187||Maddur||D. C. Thammanna||JDS||109,239||Madhu G Madegowda||INC||55,209||54,030|
|188||Melukote||C. S. Puttaraju||JDS||96,003||Darshan Puttannaiah||SA||73,779||22,224|
|189||Mandya||M. Srinivas||JDS||69,421||P. Ravikumar||INC||47,813||21,608|
|190||Shrirangapattana||Ravindra Srikantaiah||JDS||101,307||A. B. Ramesha Bandisiddegowda||INC||57,619||43,688|
|191||Nagamangala||Suresh Gowda||JDS||112,396||N. Chaluvaraya Swamy||INC||64,729||47,667|
|192||Krishnarajapet||Narayana Gowda||JDS||88,016||K. B. Chandrashekar||INC||70,897||17,119|
|193||Shravanabelagola||C. N. Balakrishna||JDS||105,516||C. S. Puttegowda||INC||52,504||53,012|
|194||Arsikere||K. M. Shivalinge Gowda||JDS||93,986||G. B. Shashidhara||INC||50,297||43,689|
|195||Belur||K. S. Lingesha||JDS||64,268||H. K. Suresh||BJP||44,578||19,690|
|196||Hassan||Preetham J. Gowda||BJP||63,348||H. S. Prakash||JDS||50,342||13,006|
|197||Holenarasipur||H. D. Revanna||JDS||108,541||B. P. Manjegowda||INC||64,709||43,832|
|198||Arkalgud||A. T. Ramaswamy||JDS||85,064||A. Manju||INC||74,411||10,653|
|199||Sakleshpur (SC)||H. K. Kumaraswamy||JDS||62,262||Somashekar Jayaraj||BJP||57,320||4,942|
|200||Belthangady||Harish Poonja||BJP||98,417||K. Vasantha Bangera||INC||75,443||22,974|
|201||Moodabidri||Umanatha Kotian||BJP||87,444||Abhayachandra Jain||INC||57,645||29,799|
|202||Mangalore City North||Bharath Shetty||BJP||98,648||Mohiuddin Bava||INC||72,000||26,648|
|203||Mangalore City South||D. Vedavyas Kamath||BJP||86,545||John Richard Lobo||INC||70,470||16,075|
|204||Mangalore||U. T. Khader||INC||80,813||Santhosh Kumar Rai Boliyaru||BJP||61,074||19,739|
|205||Bantval||U Rajesh Naik||BJP||97,802||Ramanath Rai||INC||81,831||15,971|
|206||Puttur||Sanjeeva Matandoor||BJP||90,073||Shakunthala T. Shetty||INC||70,596||19,477|
|207||Sullia (SC)||Angara S.||BJP||95,205||Dr. B. Raghu||INC||69,137||26,068|
|208||Madikeri||Appachu Ranjan||BJP||70,631||B A Jivijaya||JDS||54,616||16,015|
|209||Virajpet||K. G. Bopaiah||BJP||77,944||Arun Machaiah||INC||64,591||13,353|
|210||Periyapatna||K. Mahadeva||JDS||77,770||K. Venkatesh||INC||70,277||7,493|
|211||Krishnarajanagara||S. R. Mahesh||JDS||85,011||D Ravishankar||INC||83,232||1,779|
|212||Hunsur||Adagur H. Vishwanath||JDS||91,667||H. P. Manjunath||INC||83,092||8,575|
|213||Heggadadevankote (ST)||Anil Kumar C.||INC||76,652||Chikkanna||JDS||54,559||22,093|
|214||Nanjangud (SC)||Harshavardhan B.||BJP||78,030||Kalale N. Keshavamurthy||INC||65,551||12,479|
|216||Krishnaraja||S. A. Ramadas||BJP||78,573||M.K.Somashekar||INC||52,226||26,347|
|218||Narasimharaja||Tanveer Sait||INC||62,268||Sandesh Swamy||BJP||44,141||18,127|
|219||Varuna||Yathindra Siddaramaiah||INC||96,435||T. Basavaraju||BJP||37,819||58,616|
|220||T. Narasipur (SC)||Ashvin Kumar M.||JDS||83,929||Dr. H. C. Mahadevappa||INC||55,451||28,478|
|221||Hanur||R. Narendra||INC||60,444||Dr. Preethan Nagappa||BJP||56,931||3,513|
|222||Kollegal (SC)||N. Mahesh||BSP||71,792||A. R. Krishna Murthy||INC||52,338||19,454|
|223||Chamarajanagar||C. Puttarangashetty||INC||75,963||K. R. Mallikarjunappa||BJP||71,050||4,913|
|224||Gundlupet||C. S. Niranjan Kumar||BJP||94,151||Geeta Mahadevaprasad||INC||77,467||16,684|
The election led to a hung assembly, with the BJP emerging as the single largest party, with 104 seats and the Congress winning the popular vote. BJP under the leadership of Yeddyurappa formed the government, based on being the single largest party of the house, despite the Congress and JD(S) post-result alliance having a majority. The Governor then gave a 15-day window for the new government to prove the majority in the legislature, which was shunned by the opposition as favoring the BJP. The Supreme court then limited the window to 3 days and then Chief minister Yeddyurappa resigned 10 minutes before the trust vote. The INC-JD(S) coalition then formed the cabinet with HD Kumarasamy as Chief minister. This coalition government lasted for 14 months before turmoil started again. 16 Legislators from the ruling coalition resigned within a span of 2 days and 2 independent MLAs switched their support to BJP. This shrunk the house majority to 105 and ruling coalition to 101, and the opposition BJP to 107. After 3 weeks of turmoil, HD Kumarasamy lost the trust vote by 100–107 in the house (held on 23 July 2019) and resigned. Afterward on 26 July 2019, B.S. Yeddiyurapa took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka once again.
Bypolls were due to be held in three seats: Jayanagar and Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bangalore and in Ramanagaram.
Rajarajeshwari Nagar election results were declared on 31 May 2018, and INC candidate Munirathna won by a margin of 28,000 votes taking the Congress' tally to 79 seats and the JD(S)-INC coalition to 118 seats.
Jayanagar Assembly Election result was declared on 13 June 2018. Sowmya Reddy, daughter of former minister Ramalinga Reddy, won the constituency by defeating BJP's BN Prahlad by 2889 votes. 55% polling was recorded in the Jayanagar Assembly constituency on 11 June. The assembly elections were held across the state on 12 May, but the poll in Jayanagar was countermanded following the death of BJP candidate B N Vijayakumar, who was holding the seat. The JDS had earlier pulled out its candidate, formally supporting its coalition partner Congress. This win took the Congress' tally to 79 in the 224 seats assembly and the INC-JD(S) coalition to 118 seats.
The elected Congress MLA for Jamkhandi passed away in a road accident on 28 May 2018.
The results of Jamkhandi and Ramanagaram were declared on 5 November 2018. In Jamkhandi INC (JD(S)-Congress coalition) candidate Ananda nyamagouda(son of Ex MLA: Siddu nyamagouda) won by a margin of 39479 votes taking Congress tally to 80 seats.
In Ramanagaram, (JD(S)-Congress coalition) candidate Anitha Kumaraswamy (wife of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy ) won by a margin of 109137 votes. And the Congress-JD(S) coalition 120 seats.
Bypolls in 2019
After the Demise of Kundagol MLA C.S. Shivalli and Resignation of Chincholi MLA Umesh Jadhav for Karnataka Assembly, The Bypolls of Karnataka Assembly held on 19 May along with Parliamentary election. Out of 2 seats, Kundagol seat was won by Kusuma Shivalli (Wife of Late C.S. Shivalli) from Indian National Congress and Avinash Jadhav from BJP won Chincholi Legislative Assembly seat (Son of BJP MP Umesh Jadhav)
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