Though the party has suffered huge losses in Mandya Lok Sabha and Ramanagara assembly seats too, it can be played down as the BJP is yet to strike roots in the region.
Banking big on Karnataka to make a strong foray into the south, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a jolt with Tuesday’s results.
Yeddyurappa claimed that the by-election results once again proved that the Congress and the JD(S) were experts in hatching conspiracies.
Doddamatti villagers were protesting the alleged negligence of the state government in providing roads and street lights.
The villagers had been cautioning the district authorities for the past three-four days that unless their water requirements were met, they would not vote.
For Congress, things seem to be out of control in four out of five constituencies.