The Opposition Congress has registered a spectacular victory in the elections held to 10 city native our bodies (ULBs) in Karnataka by securing a majority of the seats in six ULBs, together with the Ballari City Corporation, whereas the JD(S) managed to bag two ULBs.
The ruling BJP carried out poorly by securing victory solely in the Madikeri City Municipal Council (CMC). No social gathering secured a majority of seats in the Bidar CMC. The Congress emerged because the single-largest social gathering by successful 15 wards out of the 33 in Bidar.
In the elections held to 263 wards, the Congress emerged victorious in 120 wards, the JD(S) in 66, and the BJP in 57. Others gained in 20 wards.
It is argued that unhealthy dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic by the BJP authorities and elevated sufferings of the folks in city areas owing to State street transport company workers’ strike in the run-up to the marketing campaign had been the foremost causes for the setback to the ruling social gathering in the elections, which had been held on April 27, in the center of the pandemic.
The BJP misplaced two ULBs of Bhadravati and Thirthahalli in Shivamogga, the house district of Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Okay.S. Eshwarappa.
The Congress secured energy in the Ballari City Corporation, CMCs of Ramanagaram and Bhadravati; city municipal council of Belur in Hassan district, and city panchayats of Thirthahalli and Gudibande (Chickballapur district).
Victory in the Ramanagaram CMC appears to point the recognition of KPCC president D.Okay. Shivakumar and his brother and MP D.Okay. Suresh in the district. The JD(S) secured a majority of seats in the Channapatna CMC in Ramanagaram district and Vijayapura Town Municipal Council (TMC) in Devanahalli taluk. Defeat in Channapatna has been thought of as a lack of face to Tourism Minister C.P. Yogeshwar.
The ruling BJP retained its conventional bastion of Madikeri by securing 16 wards out of the 23. The Social Democratic Party of India gained 5 wards.
In the Ballari City Corporation, the Congress bagged 21 wards, whereas the BJP secured 13 and the JD(S) drew clean. The Independents gained in 5 wards. In the elections held to 33 wards of the Bidar CMC, the Congress emerged because the single-largest social gathering with 15 seats, the BJP obtained 9, the JD(S) seven, and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen and the Aam Aadmi Party gained one seat every. The Congress is more likely to come to energy in Bidar with the assist of the AIMIM and the AAP.
The Congress gained the byelection held to one ward of the Hallikheda TMC in Humnabad, whereas an Independent gained in one ward of the Hirekerur Town Panchayat.
In a tweet, Mr. Shivakumar mentioned, “I request @INCKarnataka party workers and leaders not to celebrate in any way and continue assisting the people the best they can in this national health emergency”.