The election results of the Karnataka assembly were out on 13 May, 2023. While the BJP to maintained its vote share of 36% from the previous assembly election of 2018, the Indian National Congress (INC) made gains by an additional 4.8% of the vote share and got 42.9% of the votes. Whereas, the JD(S), lost a whopping 5% of its vote share this time and independent candidates managed to capture 5.2% of the vote share and secure two seats in the Vidhan Sabha.
After the results, the Indian National Congress (INC) emerged as the winner by securing 135 seats while, the BJP got 66 seats and the JD(S), got 19 seats in the state. The newly elected assembly comprises four women MLAs from the INC, three from BJP, two from JD(S), and one independent MLA.
In the Bengaluru political division the BJP improved its vote share significantly to 41.2%. BJP gained both in terms of its seat count (from 11 to 17) and vote share (from 35.8% to 41.2%) in the Bengaluru division.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated the Congress party as it got a clear majority in the assembly elections. In a tweet he said, “Congratulations to the Congress Party for their victory in the Karnataka Assembly polls. My best wishes to them in fulfilling people’s aspirations.”
Further he said, “I thank all those who have supported us in the Karnataka elections. I appreciate the hard work of BJP Karyakartas. We shall serve Karnataka with even more vigour in the times to come”.
BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said, “The BJP accepts the mandate of the people of Karnataka with humility. I thank the Karyakartas of @BJP4Karnataka for their efforts and the people who showed faith in our vision. Under the leadership of PM Shri @narendramodi Ji, the BJP will continue to work for the betterment of the people and raise their voice by actively playing the role of constructive opposition”.
Noteworthy, voting for the Karnataka assembly polls were held on May 10, 2023 and Election Results were released on May 13. The state recorded 72.67 per cent voter turnout for the 224-member assembly polls.