With Tuesday's victory, the Congress-JD(S) alliance's tally will go up to 120 seats in the 224 member assembly where the BJP has 104 MLAs. An estimated 67 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the bypolls.
“A total grant of Rs 25 crore will be earmarked to religious mutts and institutions dedicated to provide dasoha, education, social services and development on secular basis,’’ Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, "On the eve of the Karnataka Budget, I'm confident our Congress-JDS coalition Government will act on our commitment to waive farmer loans and to make farming more profitable."
In his address to the joint legislature on Monday Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala said that the new government will implement new programs and continue with effective programs of the previous Congress government.
Even though most exit polls predicted a hung assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to form the government in Karnataka with a simple majority, handing out a severe drubbing to the ruling Congress and relegating the Janata Dal (Secular) to the third spot.