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Congress storms BJP's bastion in Karnataka

Last updated on: May 8, 2013 13:45 IST

Congress storms BJP's bastion in Karnataka

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The Congress is racing towards the finishing line in Karnataka's electoral race, with victories and leads in 123 seats in the 224-member assembly.

Congress workers took to the streets in Mangalore to celebrate the party's sweeping victory in the Bharatiya Janata Party's bastion.

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Image: Congress workers celebrate in Mangalore


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The party is winning in six of the seven constituencies in Dakshina Kannada and in three of the five constituencies of Udupi.

The incumbent BJP is winning or leading in only 38 seats across the state.

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Image: Congress workers celebrate in Karnataka


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Congress leader Mohiuddin Bava beat BJP MLA Krishna Palemar in Mangalore City North.

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Image: Congress leader Mohiuddin Bava


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Congress candidate UT Khadar celebrates his victory in Ullal. The election was considered a cakewalk for Khader, who has won the seat thrice.

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Image: Congress leader UT Khadar


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Senior Congress leader Ramanath Rai has won in Buntwal constituency.

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Image: Congress leader Ramanath Rai


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Former civil servant and Congress leader J Lobo won in Mangalore City South constituncy. The party had fielded Lobo to reportedly capitalise on the resentment in the Christian community in the aftermath of the church attacks in Mangalore.

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Image: Congress leader J Lobo celebrates his victory


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