The Bharatiya Janata Party won 100 seats and reached a simple majority in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) elections. Other major parties in the fray are the Congress and the JD(S).
Follow party-wise results here:
B.N. Manjunath Reddy
G Manjunath Raju
4.00 pm: I take responsibility for poll defeat, says Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
3:30 pm: Mr. Modi hails BJP’s winning show, says people’s faith in his party “is humbling and gladdening”.
“Thank you Bengaluru! My gratitude to [the] people and congratulations to Karnataka BJP leaders and workers for the great election results.”
3:25 pm: PM Modi tweets:
1:20 pm: BJP reaches simple majority in BBMP council, returns to power in the city council
Watch: Party cadres celebrate the victory at Vijayanagar. Credit: K. Murali
01:15 pm: Roopa wins from Dr. Rajkumar ward.
01: 00 pm: BJP’s Sangati Venkatesh wins in Katriguppe.
12: 48 pm: N. Jayapal from BJP wins in Malleshwaram
12:48 pm: Congress wins in Nayandahalli.
12:38 pm: Congress candidates Rizwan and Srikanth wins from Guruppanapalya and Devasandra
12:36 pm: Vagish’s wife Madhukumari of BJP wins from Marenahalli
12:24 pm: Hooch queen Marimuthu loses again
12:20 pm: Independent candidate Elumalai wins from Sagayapuram.
12:14 pm: Many incumbent councillors had fielded their wives in this elections as fifty per cent of the seats were reserved for women. Some of them have won.
Prabhavathi Jalli Ramesh – Puttenahalli
Poornima N.R. Ramesh – Yediyur
Pratibha Dhanraj – Dharmaraya temple
Malathi Somashekhar – Shakahmabari Nagar
Lakshmi Nataraj – J.P. Nagar
Leela Shivakumar – Chickpete
Nagarathna C.K. Ramamurthy – Pattabhiramnagar
12:13 pm: In Basavanapura, BJP celebrated saying Seegehalli sundar won. But, later it turned out that Congress has won.
12:02 pm L. Srinivas, former Deputy Mayor, has won from KS layout
11:58 am: Subhashnagar L. Govindraj (Congress) wins
Cottonpet D. Pramod (Congress) wins
Gandhinagar R.J. Latha (Congress) wins
Chickpet Leela Shivkumar (BJP) wins
Dattatreya temple ward Satyanarayana (Congress) wins
11:53 am: Mahadevamma Nagraj of Congress wins from Binnipet. She secured 12258 votes.
11:52 am: From Rajajinagar assembly constituency BJP wins four wards and Congress wins three
Ganganagar Pramila Anand (BJP) wins
Kavalbyrasandra Netraa Narayan (JD-S) wins
Rushabhavathi Nagar Hemalatha W/O Gopalaiah wins
Ullalu Sharada Muniraju (BJP) wins
Rajgopalnagar Padmavathi (JD-S) wins
11:38 am: Prominent losers: Former Deputy Mayor S Harish Nagapura (BJP); Vanishree Vishwanath W/O S.R. Vishwanath; R. Prakash, former JD(S) floor leader; A H Basavaraju, standing committee chairman – ward works; M Nagaraju (Congress); Udayshankar (Congress); Kriya Shailaja (JD-S) W/O Akhanda Srinivas, MLA
11:35 am: Jayanagar East: Govindrajnaidu (BJP) wins
11:31 am: Manjula Vijaykumar of Congress wins from Shivanagar
11:30 am: S Anwarpasha of Congress has won from Banashankari temple ward, securing10968 votes.
11:29 am: T Dasarahalli: Umadevi Nagaraj of BJP wins
11:28 am: Kamakshipalya: Pratima Ramesh of BJP wins
11:27 am: Congress gets Mangammanapalya; Sangati Venkatesh of BJP wins from Katriguppe
11.23 am: RR Nagar: Nalini Manjunath (BJP) wins
Mattikere: Jayaprakash (BJP)
Shantalanagar: Dwarkanath wins with 3,996 votes
11.15 am In Muneshwara Nagar, Kriya Shailaja JD(S), wife of MLA Akhanda Srinivas defeated; Congress wins the seat. In Kacharakanahalli, Padmanabhareddy (BJP) wins. In Dharmaraya swamy ward, Pratibha Dhanraj of BJP wins.
11.10 am BJP 73, Congress 51, JD(S) 11, others 6
G. Krishnamurthy (Congress) in Rajajinagar
B.N. Manjunath Reddy, former Opposition leader, in Madiwala ward
G. Balakrishna (Congress) in Neelasandra
Prabhavathi (BJP) wins in Puttenahalli
Unesh Shetty (BJP): Govindrajnagar
11.05 am BJP’s lead gets stronger: Lakshmi Umesh (BJP) wins in Ganesh Mandira. In Jakkasandra, BJP candidate Saraswatamma wins and in Padmanabhanagar ward, it’s the turn of Shobha Anjanappa of the same party. BJP’s Kumari Palanikanth from Prakashnagar wins
10.40 am Other winners: Poornima Srinivas (BJP) in KR Puram. She is the daughter of former JD(S) leader A. Krishnappa. Kadu Malleswara ward won by BJP candidate Manjunath Raju. He was chairperson of the standing committee for taxation and finance in the previous council.
10.28 am Dasegowda: Mudalapalya (BJP) wins. Former JD(S) floor leader R. Prakash defeated in the ward. Leads from 124 wards: BJP 64, Congress 43, JD(S) 12, others 5
In Chamarajpet, Kokila from Congress wins. Kuvempunagar: Parthiba Rajan (Congress) wins
10.25 am “Congress was not present before in the BBMP. We will come this time. Will improve areas focus on garbage and sanitation,” says Shakeel Ahmed, who won in Bharatinagar ward
10.20 am Seema Altaf Khan (Congress) wins from JJ Nagar. Shantalangar: BJP cadidate Dwarakanath wins
10.14 am: Other results:
B.M. Shobha Muniram (BJP) wins in Jaraganahalli
Shakeel Ahmed (Congress), former councillor from Bharatinagar ward, wins in Bharatinagar ward.
Banasawadi: A. Kodandareddy (BJP) wins
10.05 am: Mary from Congress wins Agaram. Former mayor B.S. Satyanarayana wins for the fifth time from Basavanagudi. In Attiguppe, Dr. S. Raju of BJP wins.
10.00 am: SDPI candidate Siddapura wins. In the last election they had won one seat. Count so far: BJP 55, Congress 27 JD(9), others 5
09:53 am: J Manjunath from Congress wins Sudduguntepalya ward
09:50 am: Kumari Palanikanth of BJP wins from Dayanand Nagar
09:49 am: Ramila Umashankar from JDS wins from Kaveripura ward
09:45 am: BJP candidate has bagged Mallasandraa by defeating 99 candidates.
09:43 am: N.R. Ramesh’s wife Poornima Ramesh from BJP wins Yediyur ward. N.R. Ramesh was ruling party leader in the previous council.
09:42 am: Savita G.S., who resigned as constable to contest polls, wins from Srinagar in BJP ticket.
09:40 am: Goutam Kumar of BJP wins from Jogupalya
09:39 am: Congress candidate Netravathi wins from Ramaswamypalya. “I will carry on the work that my husband has done so far,” she says.
09:38 am: Congress candidate from Nagapura ward Irshad Begum wins
09:37 am: Ejipura ward won by Congress candidate T. Ramchandrappa
09:36 am: Bhadregowda of JD(S) wins Nagpura by defeating former Deputy Mayor S. Harish and N.I. Mahesh
09:33 am: BJP candidate Palanikanth wins from Dayanandanagar with a total of 7325 votes.
09:31 am: Independent candidate Lakshminarayan bags Domlur ward
09:30 am: JD(S) candidate Imran Pasha wins from Padarayanapura
09:28 am: R.S. Sathyanarayan from Congress wins from Dattatreya Temple ward in Gandhinagar Assembly constituency
09:26 am: Independent candidate Mamatha Saravanan wins
09:25 am: Ms. Nasim Khan of JD(S) wins from KR market
09:23 am: Sampathraj of Congress from DJ Halli ward wins
09:20 am: Former Mayor S.K. Nataraj’s wife Lakshmi Nataraj from BJP wins J.P. Nagar ward
09:19 am: Former Mayor B.S. Satyanarayana leads by 2500 votes
09:16 am: Nagarathna Ramamurthy wins from Pattabhiram Nagar
09:08 am: Former Mayor Shanthakumari wins by 120 votes
09:07 am BJP – 24 Congress – 12 JD(S) – 7 Independents – 4
09:00 am Anand of JD(S) has won from Ward 18
08:57 am: Some key candidates to watch out for:
Former Mayors Shantakumari (Maruti Mandir ward), B.S. Sathyanarayana (Basavanagudi)
Former opposition leaders – M Nagaraj (Nandini Layout), M. Udayshankar, M.K. Gunasekhar (Jayamahal ward), B.N. Manjunath Reddy (Madiwala ward)
Former JD(S) floor leader R. Prakash (Kaveripura ward)
Former chairperson of standing committee for taxation and finance G. Manjunath Raju (Kadu malleswara ward)
M Shivaraju, former councillor from Shankar Math ward
8:50 am: At the end of first round former Mayor Shanthakumari of BJP trails. She has got 3,239 votes and Congress candidate Siddharth in the leading Maruthimandira Ward.
8:45 am: Many eagerly awaiting outside a booth in Basaveshwarnagar
08:15 am: The future of this council hangs in a balance as a bill to split the civic body into multiple corporations is awaiting the President’s nod. Will the BBMP be restructured soon?
08:00 am: Mayor and Deputy Mayor’s posts are reserved for general and general (woman) categories respectively.
07:49 am: BJP candidate Bharati Ramachandra won unopposed from the Hongasandra ward in Bommanahali zone, when the two other independent candidates who were in the fray withdrew their nominations on August 13.
07:41 am: The strong rooms will be opened at 7.55 am and the counting will begin at 8 am.
07:40 am: Government has issued prohibitory orders in the one km radius around all counting centres in the city. Heavy police bandobast as well, reports Chitra Ramani
07:31 am Bookies in the State Capital are putting their money on the possibility of Congress winning a majority of seats even as intelligence and survey reports insist that the ruling party in the State and the Bharatiya Janata Party are still neck and neck in the race. Read more
07:30 am Analysis of voting trends BBMP elections: ‘Mass’ wards trump ‘posh’ ones
07:25 am BBMP elections: ‘Mass’ wards trump ‘posh’ ones
07:20 am Counting will begin at 8 a.m. across 27 centres in the city. Agents of candidates will be allowed to watch the entire process. The EVMs will be brought out of the strong rooms by 7.45 a.m. he said.
07:15 am Counting for BBMP elections will get over by 3 p.m., says BBMP Commissioner Kumar G. Naik. Speaking on the sidelines of a press conference to announce an awareness drive for dengue, he said that counting for each ward would take about two hours, with two or three rounds of counting for each of them.