Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wins Badami seat, loses Chamundeshwari
Bangalore, May 13 (IBNS):Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has won the Badami Assembly seat as results of the state polls were declared on Tuesday.
However, the CM, who contested from two seats in the Assembly polls, lost in Chamundeshwari.
In Badami seat, Siddaramaiah defeated B Sriramulu of the BJP.
The Congress had won the seat in 2013 as well.
The BJP had won the seat in 2008.
Janata Dal Secular candidate GT Deve Gowda defeated the CM in Chamundeshwari seat.
In a massive turnaround in the Karnataka politics, the Congress has said it will extend support to former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda's Janata Dal (Secular) to form the next state government, to keep out of power the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which emerged as the single largest party in the assembly polls.
Though the BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the Karnataka polls, it falls short of the majority mark.
According to the latest trends, the BJP is leading in 108 seats, Congress in 72 and JD(S) in 40.
According to the reports, Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi had talks with JD(S) leaders over a possible coalition government in the state.
The Congress has left the CM's post to the JD(S), report said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged as the single largest party in the assembly polls.