Bengaluru, May 23, 2019 : The outcome might spell heartbreak for the HD Deve Gowda family with the former PM trailing in Tumkur, his grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of CM HD Kumaraswamy, trailing in Mandya. The silver lining is his other grandson, Prajwal Revanna, who is leading in Hassan. It’s trouble also for the Kumaraswamy government with the opposition BJP leading in 23 of the 28 seats across the state. The Congress is leading in four and the JD(S) in one. Tejaswi Surya is also leading from Bangalore South. Cracks had already started appearing in the coalition government after exit polls predicted a successful outing for the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah led BJP in the state. JD(S) spokesperson Tanvir Ahmed has threatened “trouble” for the coalition if numbers don’t favour the alliance today while Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa replied in the same coin, saying poll results 2019 are bound to have an impact on the coalition, News18 reported.
Follow all the live updates from the Lok Sabha elections results here:
Here’s all you need to know about result and counting day in Karnataka:
The BJP is leading in 23 seats, including in Deve Gowda’s constituency of Tumkur, Tejaswi’s Bangalore North, Bangalore South, Uttara Kannada where Ananth Kumar Hegde is contesting as the party’s candidate and Shimoga where Madhu Bangarappa, son of Sarekoppa Bangarappa who served as the chief minister for about two years in the 90s is contesting.
Deve Gowda’s grandson, Prajwal Revanna, is leading in Hassan.
Tejaswi Surya who is making his political debut as a BJP candidate from Bangalore South is currently leading.
Counting of postal ballots began early in two Lok Sabha constituencies, Hassan and Koppal in Karnataka. Deve Gowda’s grandson Prajwal Revanna of the JDS is leading.
Today, is also an acid test for the ruling JDS-Congress government whose fate rests on winning at least 15 seats so as to ensure stability in their rule.
According to the seat-sharing agreement, the Congress is contesting 21 of 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state, while the JDS is fighting on seven.