After seven rounds of counting in 15 constituencies, the BJP is leading in 12, Congress in two and an independent candidate in one. Janata Dal (Secular) [JD(S)], which was in power before the BJP, is trailing in all the seats. “We will win with a lead of 25,000-30,000 votes in most of the constituencies and according to our estimate, we are confident of winning all 15 seats,” Yediyurappa told reporters on Saturday. The BJP fielded 13 of the disqualified legislators, who joined the party after the Supreme Court’s verdict, in the bypolls. The Congress held the 12 of the 15 seats and the JD (S) the remaining three.
Source: Hindustan Times December 09, 2019 03:13 UTC