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Karnataka Gram Panchayat Election Results 2020 Live Updates: BJP leads in 5,255 seats, Congress 3,090, JD(S) 1,565

Karnataka Gram Panchayat Election Results 2020, Karnataka Local Body Election Results 2020 Live Updates: As many as 2,22,814 candidates contested the election whereas 8,074 candidates were elected unopposed.

Written by Darshan Devaiah BP , Shivani Ramakrishnan | Bengaluru | Updated: December 30, 2020 6:32:17 pm
Karnataka gram panchayat, Karnataka polls, Karnataka voters, Karnataka electionsChikmagalur: Voters stand in a queue at a polling station during the first phase of panchayat elections, near Chikmagalur, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Karnataka Gram Panchayat Election Results 2020 Live Updates: Candidates supported by BJP are leading in 5,255 panchayat seats, while Congress is leading on 3,090 seats. JD(S), leads in 1,565 gram panchayats at 2 pm. The counting of votes for 5,728 Gram Panchayats in Karnataka that went for polls in two phases began at 8 am on Wednesday.

The polling for these panchayat seats had taken place on December 22 and 27. The first phase of the election had taken place on December 22. In all, elections took place in 5,728 villages in 226 Talukas of the state for 72,616 seats. As many as 2,22,814 candidates contested the election whereas 8,074 candidates were elected unopposed. There were 2.94 lakh voters in the Panchayat elections.

The first phase election turn out 82% held on December 22. In the second phase elections which took place on Sunday, voting took place across 2,709 village panchayats in 109 Talukas of Karnataka which saw a turnout of 80.71%,

Though these polls don’t take place on party symbols, all political parties have put in efforts to ensure that the candidate supported by them wins, so as to have their hold on grassroot level politics, which may prove advantageous for them in taluk or zilla panchayat and even assembly polls whenever it happens.

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The counting of votes for Karnataka Gram Panchayat elections began at 8 am. The results can be tracked on the official website of state election commission. Follow LIVE Updates here

18:30 (IST)30 Dec 2020
BJP backed candidates leading in panchayat polls in Karnataka

The trend so far indicates that the candidates backed by the BJP have won a majority of panchayat seats in Karnataka as the counting of votes still progressed on Wednesday.

Though these polls don't take place on party symbols, all political parties have put in efforts to ensure that the candidate supported by them wins, so as to have their hold on grassroot level politics, which may prove advantageous for them in taluk or zilla panchayat and even assembly polls whenever it happens

BJP-backed candidates are leading in 10,833 seats, while Congress 8,372 and JDS is leading in 3721 seats.

16:48 (IST)30 Dec 2020
SDPI workers shout Pro-Pakistan slogans outside vote counting centre in Dakshina Kannada

Few members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) allegedly shouted Pakistani Zindabad slogans outside a vote counting centre in Belthangady, Dakshina Kannada district on Wednesday.

According to reports in local media, workers from both BJP and SDPI were shouting slogans approaching each other. Just then some from the SDPI camp shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad.’ After learning about the incident, Circle Inspector Sandesh PG dispersed the workers from both the parties.

14:38 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Karnataka Gram Panchayat results: BJP leads in 5,255 seats, Congress 3,090, JD(S) 1,565

Candidates supported by BJP are leading in 5,255 panchayat seats, while Congress is leading on 3,090 seats. JD(S), leads in 1,565 gram panchayats at 2 pm.

While the first phase had seen a voter turnout of about 82 per cent, it was around 80 per cent in the second phase.

Though these polls don't take place on party symbols, all the political parties had put in efforts to ensure that the candidate supported by them wins, so as to have their hold on grassroot level politics, which may prove advantageous for them in taluk or zilla panchayat and even assembly polls whenever it happens.

The counting of votes for 5,728 Gram Panchayats in Karnataka that went for polls in two phases has begun at 8 am on Wednesday manually.

13:20 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Karnataka Gram Panchayat results: BJP leads in 4,187 seats, Congress 2179, JD(S) 1,134

Candidates supported by BJP are now leading in 4,187 panchayat seats, while Congress is leading on 2179 seats. JD(S), leads in 1134 gram panchayats.

Meanwhile, independent candidates are leading in 616 panchayat seats.

Elections were announced for a total of 91,339 seats in 5,728 Gram Panchayats of 226 talkus in the state, out of which candidates have been elected unopposed for 8,074 seats.

The counting of votes for 5,728 Gram Panchayats in Karnataka that went for polls in two phases has begun at 8 am on Wednesday manually.

11:36 (IST)30 Dec 2020
IN PICS | Counting of votes underway at a centre in Bengaluru Rural

11:25 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Karnataka Gram Panchayat results: BJP leads in 2,761 gram panchayats, Congress in 1,590

BJP is leading in 3,437 gram panchayats, while Congress 1,590, JD(S) 601 and other 452 till 11 am.

Elections were announced for a total of 91,339 seats in 5,728 Gram Panchayats of 226 talkus in the state, out of which candidates have been elected unopposed for 8,074 seats.

The counting of votes for 5,728 Gram Panchayats in Karnataka that went for polls in two phases has begun at 8 am on Wednesday manually.

10:16 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Karnataka Gram Panchayat results: BJP leads in 2,761 gram panchayats

BJP is leading in 2,761 gram panchayats, while Congress 1,478, JD(S) 547 and other 398 till 10 am.

Elections were announced for a total of 91,339 seats in 5,728 Gram Panchayats of 226 talkus in the state, out of which candidates have been elected unopposed for 8,074 seats.

The counting of votes for 5,728 Gram Panchayats in Karnataka that went for polls in two phases began at 8 am on Wednesday.

On Monday, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had claimed BJP-supported candidates are likely to win a majority of the seats. "According to my information, it is certain that 85-90 per cent BJP supported candidates will get elected in Gram Panchayat polls," he had said.

09:37 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Karnataka Gram Panchayat election results: BJP leads in 2,750 gram panchayats

BJP is leading in 2,750 gram panchayats, while Congress 1,470, JD(S) 547 and other 398 till 9 am.

The counting of votes for 5,728 Gram Panchayats in Karnataka that went for polls in two phases began at 8 am on Wednesday.

According to the election commission, as ballot papers were used in polls other than in Bidar district where EVMs were used, the announcement of results may get delayed.

09:20 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Karnataka gram panchayat election results: Counting of votes underway

Counting of votes for gram panchayat elections is underway across Karnataka. The votes polled in two phases in over 5,762 gram panchayats were held on December 22 and 27 and an average of 81 per cent voters exercised their franchise.

As a precautionary measure, sale of liquor has been banned in all districts of Karnataka. The election commission has started to count the Postal ballots first.

Although these elections were not fought on party symbols, a bulk of the candidates are backed by either one of the three parties BJP, Congress and the JD(S).

According to the State Election Commission, the model code of conduct will remain in effect till 5 pm on December 31 in the gram panchayat limits that went to polls.

09:12 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Bengaluru: Police seize 214 kg ganja ahead of New Year, nab habitual offender

As part of the Bengaluru City Police intensifying special drives to crackdown on drug rackets in the city ahead of new year celebrations, two peddlers were arrested on Tuesday after recovering Rs 214 kg of marijuana from them.

According to Suddaguntepalya police, the drugs seized during the raids were worth Rs 65 lakh. The accused have been identified as K Preethipal (48) who hails from Bantwal and his associate K Khalandar (31), originally from Dakshina Kannada.

"Preethipal is a habitual offender and has cases against him in Goa, Kerala, and Mangaluru for similar offences. He came out on bail after being arrested by the Kerala police, after which he came to the city to continue peddling drugs," the police said.

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09:11 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Karnataka reports 662 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths

Karnataka on Tuesday reported 662 new cases of Covid-19 and four related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,17,571 and the death toll to 12,074.

The day also saw 1,344 patients getting discharged after recovery. Out of the 662 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 370 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone, according to health department.

As of December 29 evening, cumulatively 9,17,571 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,074 deaths and 8,93,617 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.

It said, out of 11,861 active cases, 11,655 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 206 are in ICU. Out of the four deaths reported on Tuesday, two each were from Bengaluru Urban and Mysuru.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 370, followed by Tumakuru (38), Dakshina Kannada (35), Kolar (31), Hassan (25), Mysuru (23), followed by others. Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 3,87,278, followed by Mysuru (52,312) and Ballari (38,835).

08:51 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Karnataka to set up more medical colleges under PPP model: Minister

Karnataka needs more medical colleges to meet the demand for doctors and the government is willing to establish more in Public-Private Partnership (PPP), State Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters after the inauguration of the new building of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre here by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, he said establishing a medical college requires Rs 600-700 crore.

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08:44 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Conservation plan on table to save bat species in Kolar caves

Till several years ago, the Kolar Leaf-Nosed Bat was found in only two caves in the village of Hanumanahalli in Kolar district of Karnataka. For reasons that are still unknown, the bat became locally extinct in one of the two caves. And now, the Karnataka Forest Department, along with the Bat Conservation India Trust, is on a war footing to save the remaining bats, which are endemic to the area, from extinction.

The Bat Conservation Society, which has been entrusted with drawing up a conservation plan, has also been awarded a grant to conduct further research on this species of bats.

Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests in the Karnataka Government, Vijay Mohan Raj, says that it was in 2014, after a study conducted by Osmania University, that the state government first came to know of the bats becoming extinct in one of the caves. The government immediately notified the 30 acres around the caves as protected area.

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08:32 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Air India first direct flight between Bengaluru and San Francisco from Jan 9

Air India will commence non-stop flights from Bengaluru to San Francisco starting from January 9, 2021.

The flight AI-175 from Bengaluru to San Francisco will operate with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft on Mondays and Thursdays, according to Air India. The flight will depart from Bengaluru at 2.30 pm and arrive in San Francisco at 5 pm local time on the same day.

The new non-stop service is expected to meet the demand of corporate customers for travel to San Francisco and adjoining areas in the US.

The return flight AI-176 from San Francisco to Bengaluru will operate on Saturdays and Tuesdays, leaving San Francisco at 8.30 pm (local time) to arrive in Bengaluru at 2.30 am+1 hours.

Bengaluru and San Francisco are ranked first and second, respectively, among the World’s top 45 digitally advanced cities.

08:26 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Karnataka Local Body Election Results 2020: Date, time and where to check results online

The counting of votes for the two-phase election in over 72,000 Gram Panchayats in Karnataka will begin on Wednesday. The counting of votes will begin at 8 am and the results can be tracked on the official website of state election commission — karsec.gov.in and ceokarnataka.kar.nic.in.

The local body elections, which began on December 22, was conducted in two phases and concluded on December 27. The elections were contested on 72,616 seats across 5,728 villages.

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08:19 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Karnataka Gram Panchayat election results today

The counting of votes for over 7,000 gram panchayat seats which went for polling in two phases commenced at 8 am on Wednesday.

The polling for these panchayat seats had taken place on December 22 and 27. The first phase of the election had taken place on December 22. In all, elections took place in 5,728 villages in 226 Talukas of the state for 72,616 seats.

As many as 2,22,814 candidates contested the election whereas 8,074 candidates were elected unopposed. There were 2.94 lakh voters in the Panchayat elections. The first phase election turn out 82% held on December 22.

In the second phase elections which took place on Sunday, voting took place across 2,709 village panchayats in 109 Talukas of Karnataka which saw a turnout of 80.71%,

Though these polls don’t take place on party symbols, all political parties have put in efforts to ensure that the candidate supported by them wins, so as to have their hold on grassroot level politics, which may prove advantageous for them in taluk or zilla panchayat and even assembly polls whenever it happens.

08:18 (IST)30 Dec 2020
Welcome to today's live blog

Good morning!
Welcome to the live blog from Bengaluru where we bring to you the latest updates on Gram Panchayat results, COVID-19, lockdown 6.0, unlock phase 6, Sandalwood drug case, Bengaluru violence, BBMP and more across Bengaluru and Karnataka. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

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For the final phase, 80,000 policemen and security personnel were deployed for the safe conduct of elections. Besides them, Anganwadi, ASHA workers and Health Department officials were also roped in for poll duty. Though these polls don’t take place on party symbols, all political parties have put in efforts to ensure that the candidate supported by them wins, so as to have their hold on grassroot level politics, which may prove advantageous for them in taluk or zilla panchayat and even assembly polls whenever it happens.

The Karnataka government has roped in the Bengaluru police, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) to trace those United Kingdom returnees who have not yet reported for Covid testing. The agencies have managed to trace 197 such people in the last 24 hours, while 50 ‘remain incommunicado’, officials said.

READ | 50 UK returnees to Karnataka yet to be traced: Here is how multiple agencies are tracking them

Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Find your nearest fever clinic and testing Covid-19 facility here | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684, Voice call - 080 45451111 | BBMP control room: 080-22221188 | In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916

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