- Tag results for Karnataka BJP
Grief descended on Bengaluru South, the Lok Sabha constituency on which he had maintained his stronghold till he passed away on Monday, winning the seat six consecutive times.
Tejaswini’s popularity with the party and cadres, familiarity with the constituency as well as the recognition she has received as an activist make her an ideal candidate.
Before entering BJP, he worked as a full-time ABVP worker for 10 years, including his stint as its state secretary and national general secretary.
Party insiders believe that the demise of Ananth comes as a setback to non-Lingayat leaders in the state BJP while analysts believe that the party has lost a critical strategist.
Both Yeddyurappa and Ananth showed great political maturity to work together again when Yeddyurappa returned to BJP.
Ananth has had the distinction of holding the highest number of portfolios from Karnataka at the centre which ranged from Civil Aviation, Tourism to Poverty Alleviation under AB Vajpayee.
JD-S is staying away from the state-sponsored event, as evident from the absence of its Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's name in the official invitation.
Karnataka bypolls: Vote in favour of coalition government, says Congress; BJP to introspect reasons for its poor show
The BJP, however, rejected the coalition leaders claim that bypoll results will have an impact on the 2019 general elections.
Karnataka bypolls results declared: Congress-JD(S) alliance wins 4 out of 5 seats; BJP retains Shivamogga
JDS and Congress manage to lead in four of the five constituencies, while BJP candidate BY Raghavendra manages to maintain lead over JDS candidate Mandhu Bangarappa in Shivamogga LS seat.
There are a total 31 candidates in the fray in all the five constituencies, though the contest is mainly between the Congress-JDS combine and the BJP.
BJP worker referring Ramya as daughter of Mandya wanted her to come to town to cast her vote in favour of BJP.
Chandrashekar accused BJP leaders including party state president BS Yeddyurappa of betrayal after fielding him in poll fray.
Former Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok said Yeddyurappa will campaign on Tuesday in Srirangapatna, Pandavapura, KR Pet and KR Nagar. He will tour Malavalli, Maddur and Nagamangala taluks on Friday.
Definite victory in at least 12 seats is the BJP’s current estimate and efforts, sources say, are being made to improve the numbers right till the booth-level.
The BJP was keen to win the mayoral elections as that would have given the party the much needed morale boost ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.