The spot where the attack took place is a Muslim dominated area where former Congress MLA S Shafi Ahmed stays.
As the number of Congress candidates contesting Gokak TMC polls was large this time, the party could not give B-forms to them.
Karnataka civic polls: Congress-JD(S) strategy pays off handsomely as coalition set to control majority
Speaking on the results, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that this clearly indicated that people of the state fully support the coalition government and reject BJP's allegations.
SDPI which did not contest assembly election in support of secular parties has rocked the Congress' boat and will hold the key in Bantwal and Ullal CMCs.