Politics Why Karnataka is critical to the fortunes of the BJP and Congress Updated : March 28, 2019 02:37 PM IST The Congress-Janata Dal alliance now, in 2019, may not be able to wrest these seats even while the victory margin may shrink. The 2014 general elections gave the BJP its best score hitherto from Karnataka. Yeddyurappa was back to his home and won the Shimoga Lok Sabha seat by a margin of over three lakhs. 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.