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:

Party Win
BJP 100
Congress 75
JD(S) 14
Others 8

KEY CANDIDATES

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

11:50 am:

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

Winners all:

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.