Karnataka’s incumbent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has won the seat from Badami but couldn’t secure victory in Chamundeshwari. The Congress leader had a bitter Tuesday as he earned the win in the constituency of Badami by a thin margin of 1,696 votes but lost in Chamundeshwari with a huge margin of 36,042 votes.
GT Deve Gowda from the Janata Dal (Secular) secured 1,21,325 votes in Chamundeshwari while Siddaramaiah pulled off 85,283 votes.
The 69-year-old politician received a tough fight from BJP’s B Sreeramulu in Badami, as the latter got 65,903 votes. The Congress had previously won the seat in 2013.
Siddaramaiah has submitted his resignation to the governor on Tuesday.
Ahead of the election, the Congress had announced that Siddaramaiah would contest from both the constituencies. While replying to BJP’s P Muralidhar Rao, the veteran political leader said that the people will decide his fate in both the constituencies.
.@Siddaramaiah जी डर गए क्या?— P Muralidhar Rao (@PMuralidharRao) April 21, 2018
कड़ी मशक्कत के बाद आपने चामुंडेश्वरी सीट चुनी फिर अब वहां भी हार सामने देखकर दूसरी जगह तलाश कर रहे हैं, मैं आपका संशय खत्म करने के लिए स्पष्ट कर दूं न सिर्फ आपकी दोनों सीट बल्कि पूरा कर्नाटका कांग्रेस मुक्त बनने जा रहा है।
Leaders with pan Karnataka appeal do not fear any part of the state.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) April 21, 2018
People will decide my fate in both the constituencies, you don’t worry about it.
But I am happy I taught you to tweet in Kannada! https://t.co/3Yz443H0hX