Karnataka Election Results 2023 Live Updates: From incumbent chief minister Basavaraj Bommai and former CMs Siddaramaiah, HD Kumaraswamy, and Jagadish Shettar, to heavyweights like DK Shivakumar and Gali Janardhana Reddy, the fate of many heavyweight candidates in Karnataka has been decided in the state's Assembly elections.
So, which of Karnataka's big netas have won and which of them have lost? See the interactive below for results of all the key constituencies in Karnataka.
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Counting Day is underway and as the leads for the Karnataka Assembly election results keep coming in, our Karnataka Election LIVE Data Studio has a live constituency-wise map that shows you how Karnataka's new political map is shaping up.
A total of 2,613 candidates are in the fray in the Karnataka polls 2023. The ruling BJP fielded its candidates in all 224 Assembly seats, Congress in 223 (supporting Sarvodaya Karnataka Party in Melukote), JD(S) in 207, AAP in 209, BSP in 133, CPI(M) in 4, JD(U) in 8, NPP in 2, and 918 are independents.
Out of 2,613 candidates in the poll fray, 2,427 are male, 184 female and 2 others.
Key Candidates, Their Constituencies and Opponents
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has won from Shiggaon constituency. He was facing Congress' Yasir Ahmed Khan Pathan and JD(S) candidate Sashidhar Channabasappa Yaligar.
Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has also won from Channapatna, and where he was challenged by BJP's CP Yogeshwar and Congress' Gangadhar S.
Another former chief minister, Congress leader Siddaramaiah has won. He was contesting from Varuna constituency against BJP's V Somanna, and Bharathi Shankar of JD(S).
Congress heavyweight DK Shivakumar has won against BJP's R. Ashok and JD(S)'s Nagaraju from Kanakapura constituency.
Former Karnataka chief minister Jagadish Shettar, who had switched from BJP to Congress, has lost from Hubbali-Dharwad Central constituency against BJP's Mahesh Tenginakai.
Mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy formed his own party Kalyana Rajya Pragathi Paksha in this election. Earlier, he was part of the BJP. He has defeated against Congress' Iqbal Ansari, BJP's Paranna Munavalli, and JD(S)'s HR Channakeshava in Gangawati.
Another star candidate BY Vijayendra, son of senior BJP leader and former chief minister BS Yediyurappa, has won from the BJP in Shikaripura. He was facing GB Malatesh of the Congress.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's son Priyank Kharge has been re-elected from Chittapur constituency. He was up against BJP's Manikanta Rathod and JD(S)'s Subhash Chandra Rathore.
Laxman Savadi, former deputy CM from the BJP, who joined Congress after being denied a BJP ticket, has won from Athani constituency. Against him in the fray were BJP's Mahesh Kumathalli and JD(S)'s Shashikant Padasalagi.
Four-time MLA from Chikmagalur, BJP's CT Ravi has lost from his traditional seat against Congress' HD Thammaiah.
In Ramanagara, JD(S) had fielded former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda's grandson and HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Kumaraswamy. Nikhil has to face defeat against Congress' Iqbal Hussain.
The 2023 Karnataka Assembly Election
Voting for the 224 constituencies in the 2023 Karnataka election took place in a single phase on 10 May.
According to the Election Commission, there are a total of 5,21,73,579 registered voters in Karnataka, of which 2.62 crore are male voters and 2.59 crore are female voters.
In the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections, BJP had won 104 seats, Congress 80 and JD(S) 37. Veteran BJP leader B S Yediyurappa took oath as Chief Minister, as the leader of the single largest party. But he had to step down within 72 hours as the BJP could not muster up the numbers to reach the majority mark.
Congress and JD(S) joined hands in a post-poll alliance and formed the government. But in 2019, the BJP came to power after the Congress-JD(S) alliance lost their majority when over a dozen of their MLAs resigned. Yediyurappa became the Chief Minister again.
In 2021, he was replaced from the top spot by the BJP's Basavaraj Bommai, who went into the 2023 election as the incumbent CM.