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Battle for Karnataka 2023: THE VERDICT

Last updated on: May 14, 2023 02:33 IST

The Congress on Saturday made a stunning comeback in Karnataka ousting the Bharatiya Janata Party from its lone southern citadel with a comfortable majority in a morale booster win that will be key for reviving its electoral fortunes ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.


Helped by a nearly five per cent vote swing in its favour, the Congress with a vote share of 42.88 per cent bagged 135 out of the 224 seats at stake.

The BJP won 66 seats and the Janata Dal-Secular 19, according to the Election Commission website.

Here's the full break-up of the verdict.

MAPPED: Constituency-wise results in Karnataka

The Rediff News Bureau