Counting for 102 urban local bodies polls underway in Karnataka

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Counting for Karnataka Municipal Election for 102 urban local bodies polls that took place across Karnataka on August 31 is underway, amid tight security.

Out of the total 2664 seats, the results for 2267 have been announced and Congress has managed to win 846 seats, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged 788, and the Janata Dal (Secular) won 307 seats, with the remaining going to independent candidates.

The polling was held in 2,529 wards, spread over 29 city municipalities, 53 town municipalities and 23 town panchayats, and in 135 wards of three city corporations of the state.

Updates:

JDS leads at Hassan district with 46 seats

The BJP is already leading in three municipal corporations of Shimoga, Mysore and Tumkur.

Belgavi district, a total of 92 seats out of 200 are won by Independent candidates.

Results of Udupi City Municipal Corporation (CMC) and Saligrama Town Municipal Corporation are still to be declared.

Results have been announced only for 2 seats out of 35 in Shivamogga, each won by INC and BJP respectively.

In Puttur CMC, BJP swept the elections by bagging 25 out of 31 seats.

In Kundapur TMC BJP pocketed 14 out of 23 seats.