BJP sweeps all 3 seats in Karnataka by-polls

via Courtesy:Deccan Herald - Karnataka published on November 4, 2008
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka on Monday won all the three Legislative Council seats in the by-polls defeating the Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) combine.

The voting took place on October 31 in Kodagu, Belgaum and Dharwad districts. BJP’s S G Medappa (Kodagu), Shashikant Naik (Belgaum) and Shivaraj Sajjannar (Dharwad) defeated their Congress rivals backed by  the JDS.

The Congress and the JDS joined hands to defeat, what they described as, “communal forces”, but the BJP candidates won with comfortable margins. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa described the victory of the party candidates as a referendum on his government’s performance

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