Elections in Karnataka

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Elections in Karnataka, a state in India are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of India. The Assembly of Karnataka creates laws regarding the conduct of local body elections unilaterally while any changes by the state legislature to the conduct of state level elections need to be approved by the Parliament of India. In addition, the state legislature may be dismissed by the Parliament according to Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and President's rule may be imposed.

Main Political Parties in Karnataka

Currently, Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) are the dominant parties in the state. Bharatiya Prajagala Kalyana Paksha (BPKP) is the new addition to the list. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) and Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) are the other active political entities in the state. In the past, the various precursors of the JD(S) such as Janata Party and Janata Dal have also been very influential. Splinter groups such as Karnataka Congress Party (KCP), Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), BSR Congress, Lok Shakti and Janata Dal (United) have made their mark in a few elections. Erstwhile parties which have been influential in the state include Indian National Congress (Organisation) (NCO), Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party (KMPP), Praja Socialist Party (PSP), Samyukta Socialist Party (SSP), Swatantra Party and Communist party of India (CPI).

Lok Sabha elections

It is worth noting that the 1951-1971 election are results from Mysore State.

Year Lok Sabha Election Party-wise Details
1951 First Lok Sabha Total: 11. Congress: 10, KMPP: 1 [1]
1957 Second Lok Sabha Total: 26. Congress: 23, PSP: 1, SCF: 1, Independent:1
1962 Third Lok Sabha Total: 26. Congress: 25, LSS: 1
1967 Fourth Lok Sabha Total: 27. Congress: 18, Swatantra Party: 5, PSP: 2, SSP: 1, Independent:1
1971 Fifth Lok Sabha Total: 27. Congress: 27
1977 Sixth Lok Sabha Total: 28. Congress: 26, Janata Party/BLD: 2.
1980 Seventh Lok Sabha Total: 28. Congress(Indira): 27, Janata Party: 1
1984 Eighth Lok Sabha Total: 28. Congress: 24, Janata Party: 4
1989 Ninth Lok Sabha Total: 28. Congress: 26, Janata Dal: 2
1991 Tenth Lok Sabha Total: 28. Congress: 23, BJP: 4, Janata: 1
1996 Eleventh Lok Sabha Total: 28. Janata Dal: 16/28, BJP: 6, Congress: 5, KCP: 1
1998 Twelfth Lok Sabha Total: 28. NDA: 16 (BJP: 13 and Lok Shakti: 3), Congress: 9, Janata Dal: 3
1999 Thirteenth Lok Sabha Total: 28. Congress: 18, BJP: 7, JD(U): 3
2004 Fourteenth Lok Sabha Total: 28. BJP: 18, Congress: 8, JD(S): 2
2009 Fifteenth Lok Sabha Total: 28. BJP: 19, Congress: 6, JD(S): 3
2014 Sixteenth Lok Sabha Total: 28. BJP: 17, Congress: 9, JD(S): 2

Vidhan Sabha elections

External links

  • Election Commission of India
  • Karnataka Assembly Factbooks - Demographic and Electoral Data on Assembly Constituencies of Karnataka
  • Karnataka elections: Daijiworld to bring you live results on May 15
  • Karnataka election results: BJP ahead in neck-and-neck fight with Congress
  • BJP's Umanath Kotian wins in Moodbidri, Cong's U T Khader retains Ullal seat
  • Mohiuddin Bava loses to BJP's Bharath Shetty in Mangaluru North
  • Karnataka poll results would have been different had Cong gone with JD(S): Trinamool

References

  1. ^ "Statistical Report on Lok Sabha Elections 1951-52". Election Commission of India. 
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on Karnataka/Mysore Vidhan Sabha Elections 1952" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on Karnataka/Mysore Vidhan Sabha Elections 1957". Election Commission of India. 
  4. ^ "Statistical Report on Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Elections 1972". Election Commission of India. 
Year Vidhan Sabha Election Party-wise Details Chief Minister Party
1952 Mysore Legislative Assembly election, 1952ly Total: 99 Seats. Congress: 74, KMPP:8, Independents: 11 [2] Kengal Hanumanthaiah
Kadidal Manjappa
S. Nijalingappa
Congress
1957 Second Assembly Total: 208. Congress: 150, PSP:18, Independents: 35. [3] S. Nijalingappa
B. D. Jatti
Congress
1962 Third Assembly Total: 208. Congress: 138, PSP:20, Swatantra: 9, Independents: 27 S.R. Kanthi
S. Nijalingappa (2)
Congress
1967 Fourth Assembly Total: 216. Congress: 126, PSP: 20, Swatantra: 16, SSP: 6, BJS: 4, Independents: 41 S. Nijalingappa (2)
Veerendra Patil
Congress
1972 Fifth Assembly Total: 216. Congress: 165, NCO: 24, Independents: 20 [4] Devaraj Urs Congress
1978 Sixth Assembly Total: 224. Congress (I): 149, Janata: 59, Independents: 10 D. Devaraj Urs (2)
R. Gundu Rao
Congress
1983 Seventh Assembly Total: 224. Janata: 95, Congress (I): 82, BJP: 18, Independents: 22 Ramakrishna Hegde Janata
1985 Eighth Assembly Total: 224. Janata: 139, Congress: 65, BJP: 2, Independents: 13 Ramakrishna Hegde(2)
S. R. Bommai
Janata
1989 Ninth Assembly Total: 224. Congress: 178, JD: 24, BJP: 4, Independents: 12 Veerendra Patil (2)
S.Bangarappa
M. Veerappa Moily
Congress
1994 Tenth Assembly Total: 224. JD: 115, BJP: 40, Congress: 34, KCP: 10, Independents: 18 H.D. Deve Gowda
J. H. Patel
Janata Dal
1999 Eleventh Assembly Total: 224. Congress: 132, BJP: 44, JD(U): 18, JD(S): 10, Independents: 19 S. M. Krishna Congress
2004 Twelfth Assembly Total: 224. BJP: 79, Congress: 65, JD(S): 58 Dharam Singh
H. D. Kumaraswamy
B. S. Yeddyurappa
Congress
JD(S)
BJP
2008 Thirteenth Assembly Total: 224. BJP: 110, Congress: 80, JD(S): 28 B. S. Yeddyurappa(2)
D.V. Sadananda Gowda
Jagadish Shettar
BJP
2013 Fourteenth Assembly Total: 224. Congress: 122, BJP: 40, JD(S): 40, KJP: 6, BSR Congress: 4 K. Siddaramaiah Congress
2018 Fifteenth Assembly Total: 224*. BJP: 104, Congress: 78, JD(S): 37, KPJP: 1, BSP: 1, IND: 1

*Elections were held only in 222 constituencies due to death of BJP Candidate in one and Electoral Malpractice in another

B. S. Yeddyurappa(Temporary - Until the Floor test is successfull) Not Decided-BJP Single largest party
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