Bharatiya Janata Party put up a stronger performance in city councils than in towns and villages in Karnataka local body elections.

According to the results as of 11:35 AM, the BJP was leading in or had won 352 seats out of the total of 927 seats in 29 city councils for which elections were held.

Congress was leading in, or had won, 301 seats, while JDS was at 107.

Others had 167 seats.

Out of the 29 city councils, the BJP is set to form government in 10 and the Congress in 5.

The saffron party has done better in these bigger cities than in smaller towns and villages, where the Congress was leading.

For example, out of the 53 town municipalities, the Congress is set to rule 19 on its own, while the BJP will rule 12 and JDS will rule 8.

In the remaining 14, the parties will have to form some kind of alliance to set up a government. The JDS and the Congress already have an alliance at the state level.

On an overall level, the results are encouraging for the Congress Party ahead of the 2019 general elections, as they indicate that people continue to back it several months after it formed a coalition government with JDS.

The performance, meanwhile, is largely along expected lines for JDS, which is strongest in its belt of Mandya and Hassan districts.

CITY COUNCILS
DISTRICTCITYTOTALBJPCONGJDS
DKPuttur312550
DKUllal316134
UDUPIUdupi353140
HASSANHassan3512218
HASSANArsikere315122
MANDYAMandya3521018
BELAGAVIGokak31000
BELAGAVINippani31000
HAVERIHaveri319150
HAVERIRanebennur3515190
UKKarwar3111114
UKSirsi311791
KALABURAGIDandeli318130
KOPPALShahabad275181
KOPPALKoppal3110152
KOPPALGangavati3514172
RAICHURRaichur3512113
RAICHURSindhanuru3102011
YADGIRYadgir3116113
YADGIRLShorapur3116150
BAGALKOTEBagalkote352950
BAGALKOTEJamakhandi317200
BAGALKOTEIlkal312082
BAGALKOTEMudhol3116140
BAGALKOTERabkavi312450
CHITRADURGAChitradurga351756
CHITRADURGAChallakere3141610
CHAMRAJNAGARChamrajnagar311580
CHAMRAJNAGARKollegal316110
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