Tumkur, Sept 3, 2018 (Zee News): Eight people were on Monday injured in an acid attack on a victory procession of Congress candidate Inayatullah Khan in Tumkur. Khan’s supporters were celebrating his win in the Karnataka urban local body elections when the attack allegedly took place.
Counting of votes for elections for three city corporations, 29 city municipal councils, 52 town municipal councils and 20 Town Panchayats took place on Monday. The Congress is winning 982 wards, the Bharatiya Janata Party in 927 and the Janata Dal Secular JDS in 375 wards. A total of 2,664 wards had gone to the polls in 105 ULBs.
Conceding defeat,. BJP president BS Yeddyurappa said that the results were below the expectations of the party. However, he maintained that the election cannot be viewed as the mood of the people ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.