Politics Congress scores over BJP in Karnataka local body elections Updated : May 31, 2019 10:54 PM IST Polling was held on May 29 to 217 seats in seven City Municipal Councils, 714 seats in 30 Town Municipal Councils and 290 seats in 19 Town Panchayats. Of the 217 seats in 7 city councils, the Congress won 90, the BJP 56, the JD-S 30, and Independents and others 41. In the recent Lok Sabha elections, the Congress and JD-S faced rout, winning only one seat each while BJP won 25 seats and an Independent, backed by the BJP, won one seat. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.