The Congress is all set to come to power in Karnataka. It has comfortably crossed the halfway mark, as per trends in the elections to the 224-seat Karnataka Assembly.
This has changed the political map of Karnataka. Watch the difference between the 2018 election when the BJP was the single-largest party, to the 2023 leads/results where Congress has crossed the majority mark with ease and put the brakes on the BJP's double-engine sarkar.
Here's how the map of Karnataka has changed from 2018 to 2023.
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Former CM & Congress leader Siddaramaiah defeated BJP's V Somanna by a margin of 46,163 votes
BJP's BC Nagesh, who was at the forefront of the Hijab ban in the state, has lost to Congress by a margin of 17652 votes
Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar won from Kanakapura seat
Basavaraj Bommai has secured victory in the Shiggaon constituency
Former Karnataka deputy chief minister, Laxman Savadi, who had crossed over to the Congress after the BJP denied him a ticket from Athani, has now won from the seat
Congress leader and son of party president Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyank Kharge has won Chittapur constituency in Kalaburagi district
The election had witnessed a high-octane battle between the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Janata Dal (Secular).