Nanjangud/ Bannur/ Mandya: In a setback for Congress in Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls, the party has lost its stronghold over Bannur and Nanjangud the results of which were out this morning. BJP and JD(S) have gained upper hand.
In Mandya too, Congress suffered a jolt against its traditional rival JD(S) that has gained an upper hand by wresting Srirangapatna and K.R. Pet Town Municipal Councils (TMCs)
State Coalition Government partners Congress and JD(S) have contested this polls on its own strength without having any pre-poll pact unlike it had in the recently held LS polls in all 63 ULBs across the State including Nanjangud, Bannur, Srirangapatna, Malavalli and K.R. Pet.
In Nanjangud CMC, out of 31 wards, BJP won 15, Congress 10, JD(S) 3 and Independents 3.
For the first time in its electoral history, the BJP has captured power from Congress and JD(S) after this CMC upgraded from TMC.
BJP which needs the support of 16 votes for a simple majority will capture power on its own with the support of MLA and MPs who have voting rights.
In Bannur TMC, of the total 23 wards, JD(S) has won 12, Congress 7, BJP (2) and Independents 2. JD(S) has wrested the TMC from Congress.
In Malavalli TMC of Mandya District, out of 23 wards, JD(S) has won 9, Congress 5 and Independents 7 landing in hung house. Independents will hold key in grabbing power in this TMC.
In K.R. Pet TMC of the total 23 wards, Congress has won 10, JD(S) 11, BJP (1) and Independent (1). JD(S) which needs one vote for simple majority will come to power in this TMC with the voting rights of local JD(S) MLA Narayanagowda.
In Srirangapatna TMC, out of 23 wards, JD(S) has won 12, Congress (8) and BJP (1). JD(S) will grab power in this TMC with simple majority.