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ZP-TP polls: BJP fails to win Mumbai Karnataka region

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | B ARAVINDA SHETTY
Published Feb 24, 2016, 6:33 am IST
Updated Feb 24, 2016, 6:33 am IST
Party sources said the failure of BJP in handling the Kalasa-Banduri drinking water project row proved costly for BJP in Mumbai-Karnataka.
The Congress succeeded in exploiting the issue to the hilt, pinpointing BJP’s failure.
 The Congress succeeded in exploiting the issue to the hilt, pinpointing BJP’s failure.

Bengaluru: Though the opposition BJP came up with a good overall performance in the ZP-TP  elections, it failed to win over rural voters in the Mumbai Karnataka region.

The party failed to secure a decisive verdict in districts like Belagavi, Hubballi-Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag, Vijaypura, Bagalkot and Uttar Kannada districts with the Congress making inroads in the region, hitherto considered a BJP stronghold.

 

The Congress secured a clear majority in Uttar Kannada, Haveri and Gadag. In Hubballi-Dharwad, to attain power, the BJP needs one more seat, while in Bagalkote and Vijayapura, it needs two more seats each.

Party sources said the failure of BJP in handling the Kalasa-Banduri drinking water project row proved costly for the party in Mumbai-Karnataka.

The Congress succeeded in exploiting the issue to the hilt, pinpointing BJP’s failure in settling the issue and communicating this to rural voters effectively.

“Kalasa-Banduri partially affected our results in Mumbai Karnataka. Another reason was the resource crunch and the lack of co-ordination among local leaders”, Party spokesperson C.T. Ravi told this newspaper.

 

“We gained in Hyderabad-Karnataka because of our social engineering formula. Even district leaders worked hard in the elections,”  Mr Ravi added.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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