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Karnataka civic body results 2021 Highlights: Bommai to lead BJP in 2023 assembly polls, says state party chief

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Karnataka civic body results 2021 Highlights : State BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel on Monday concurred with Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement on winning the 2023 assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, which has evoked mixed reactions within the party.

Karnataka civic body results 2021 Highlights: Bommai to lead BJP in 2023 assembly polls, says state party chief
Karnataka civic body results 2021 Highlights :
State BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel on Monday concurred with Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement on winning the 2023 assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, which has evoked mixed reactions within the party.
He also said that all the leaders of the party will work together collectively for the party's victory.
The counting of votes for the corporations' elections of Belagavi, Hubballi-Dharwad and Kalaburagi and a few other urban local bodies in Karnataka was held today.
Here are the live updates from the counting of votes in Karnataka civic body results 2021 today:
  • State BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel concurred with Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement on winning the 2023 assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai
  • In the Tarikere Town Municipal Council elections, Congress emerged as the single largest party by winning 15 of the total 23 seats
  • The BJP got a clear majority in Belagavi and Hubballi-Dharwad while it finished a close second in Kalaburagi
  • BJP got a clear majority in the Belagavi city corporation election result announced on Monday. The saffron party won
  • 36 seats,
  • Strict COVID-19 protocols are in place at the counting centres.
  • BJP leads in 39 wards while Congress in 33 wards, independents in 6 wards, JDS in 1 and AIMIM in 3 in Hubballi-Dharwad, according to reports.
  • AIMIM opens its account with 2 seats in Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation.
  • BJP maintains lead in Hubballi-Dharwad: BJP has maintained lead in the HDMC by bagging 33 seats, while Congress is giving a stiff competition by winning 27 seats. AIMIM which is contesting polls for the first time has secured two seats and Uttam Prajakiya has won three seats.
  • Counting also on for Tarikere town municipal council in Chikkamagalur, Doddaballapur city municipal council in Bangalore Rural. In Tarikere, Congress wins in 15 wards.
  • The election in North Karnataka could set the tone for the BBMP elections that are bound to happen by end of the year. Besides, elections to several Zilla and taluk panchayats are also due.
  • Voting took place in 252 wards across seven urban local bodies -- Belagavi (58 wards), Hubballi-Dharwad (82), Kalaburagi (55), Doddaballapur City Municipal Council (31), Tarikere Town Municipal Council (23), Bidar City Municipal Council (2) and Bhadravathi City Municipal Council (1).
  • Also, 21 wards of various urban local bodies that had fallen vacant due to various reasons, also went for the by-polls.
  • The Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation saw the highest polling with a voter turnout of 53.81 percent, followed by Belagavi (50.41 percent) and Kalaburagi (49.40 percent), the State Election Commission had said.
  • The voting percentage in the Doddaballapur City Municipal Council was 75.80 percent, followed by the Tarikere Town Municipal Council at 74.22 percent, Bidar City Municipal Council - 68.13 percent, Bhadravathi City Municipal Council - 64.27 percent.
  • A total of 1,318 candidates were in the fray from various political parties for 252 wards across seven urban local bodies and 59 for the 21 wards went for bypolls.
  • The state election commission said there was over 14.01 lakh eligible voters in 252 wards, with the highest being in Hubballi-Dharwad - 8.11 lakh.
  • The elections are the first litmus test for Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
  • Counting of votes for civic body polls begins in Hubli
  • —With inputs from agencies