Rajamahendravaram Special Correspondent adds: The BJP cadres led by MLA Akula Satyanarayana and another group led by party urban district unit president Bommula Dattu and followers of MLC Somu Veerraju celebrated the victory of the party in Karnataka.Dr. Akula and his followers cut a cake and distributed candies before bursting crackers. In Bengaluru City, Congress got 15 seats, while BJP got 11 seats. Especially, limiting BJP to just 3 in Gali Janardhan Reddy's Bellary is a great shock to the BJP.
According to latest trends, the BJP was already leading in 114 seats out of 209 for which trends were available.
Hailing the "victory" as the result of BJP President Amit Shah and all the party members' hard work, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "We feel humbled by the results". In Chickballapur, the BJP could not win any seat out of the five as in Kolar where it also scored zero out of six.
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In today's Karnataka Assembly election results of 46 constituencies where there are more than 50,000 Telugu voters in each, the outcome was a sweet revenge. Telugu's had not voted for the BJP which resorted to conspiracies and collusion politics. He also dismissed Modi's role in garnering votes, even as the BJP, buoyed by the gains in Karnataka, took a dig at estranged NDA partner TDP.
In the outgoing Assembly, the Congress had 122 seats, the BJP and the JD (S) 40 each, and smaller parties and independents 22 seats.
BJP leader from Andhra Pradesh and daughter of TDP founder NT Rama Rao's daughter Purandareswari, who had dumped the Congress after the state was bifurcated, was confronted by people when she went to campaign in Telugu-dominated areas in Karnataka. If Karnataka comes under its kitty, it would definitely shift its focus on Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.