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BJP, Congress Claim Big Victory In Karnataka Panchayat Polls

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A complete of two,22,814 candidates contested the election, whereas 8,074 had been elected unopposed. (File)

Bengaluru:

Both the ruling BJP and opposition Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday claimed main victories for candidates backed by them within the current elections to over 5,700 village panchayats even because the counting of votes polled within the grass-root degree train was underway.

The elections, not held on celebration symbols, had been performed to 82,616 seats in 5,728 village panchayats in two phases on December 22 and 27 utilizing poll papers with a voter turnout of 78.58 per cent, and counting was taken up on Wednesday morning.

Karnataka State Election Commission officers mentioned counting was on at 226 centres on the Taluk headquarters by adhering to strict COVID-19 protocol of obligatory sporting of face masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene.

Though there was no official declaration of outcomes until night time, BJP state chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and senior Congress chief Siddaramaiah maintained that candidates backed by their events had been profitable in most seats.

A complete of two,22,814 candidates contested the election, whereas 8,074 had been elected unopposed.

Though these polls are usually not held on celebration symbols, all political events have put in efforts to make sure that the candidate supported by them wins, in order to have their maintain on grass-root degree politics.

In an announcement, Nalin Kumar Kateel mentioned BJP “won maximum seats”, for which he gave credit score to varied methods drawn by the celebration.

He mentioned rural-centric schemes equivalent to Gram Swaraj and activation of sales space degree committees helped in taking to the individuals the measures initiated by the Central and state governments for improvement.

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“People supported the development and voted in favour of the BJP backed candidates,” Nalin Kumar Kateel mentioned.

Siddaramaiah in a sequence of tweets claimed that the farmers taught the BJP a lesson.

“Rural India is frustrated by the policies implemented by @BJP4India. Farmers are against anti-farmer laws and they found Gram Panchayat elections as the perfect opportunity to teach @BJP4India a lesson. Reports suggest that @INCKarnataka supported candidates are winning,” he mentioned.

“Congress has always stood firmly with farmers and rural India. This has always instilled confidence among people. The tradition of winning has continued,” he tweeted.

Noting that this was a difficult time for the Congress within the state, the previous chief minister expressed apprehensions that the BJP would possibly lure its profitable candidates to change over.

The JD(S) has not but made any assertion on the ballot consequence. 

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