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Bengaluru: JD(S)-Cong Alliance in local bodies

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Bengaluru, Sep 03, 2018 : The ruling Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress in Karnataka will be extending their coalition alliance to the urban local bodies (ULBs) polls across the state to keep the Opposition BJP out of power, a JD(S) official said on Saturday.


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"In the event of either party not getting majority on its own in the ULB elections, we will have post-poll alliance to rule the local bodies as we did to form the coalition government in the state after the 12 May Assembly election threw a hung House with a split verdict," the official told IANS in Bengaluru.

Elections to 105 ULBs, including three city corporations, were held on Friday across the southern state, with a record 68 percent voter turnout.

Counting is on Monday from 8 am and results are expected to be declared by night as electronic voting machines (EVMs) were used for polling.