Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Steamrolling the ruling Congress-JDS alliance, the BJP scored a resounding win in Karnataka, bagging 25 out of the total 28 Lok Sabha seats in an outcome that left the one-year old Kumaraswamy government in a tizzy over its stability. With the BJP dealing a hammer blow, Congress and JD(S) managed to win only one seat each, indicating that neither arithmetic nor chemistry worked for the two, which apparently failed to reconcile with each other at the ground level. This is said to be the worst ever performance by Congress in Karnataka and a record of sorts by BJP, for which Karnataka emerged as the bright spot in the South with other neighbouring states bucking the "Modi magic".
Reflecting the coalition's sorry state,Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in Gulbarga and former Prime Minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda in Tumkur were defeated by their BJP rivals, making the rout complete. Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh, supported by BJP,won the Mandya seat by 1,25,876 votes in a fiercely fought battle against Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil.
While 87-year old Gowda was defeated by 13,339 votes in Tumkur against BJP's G S Basavaraj, Kharge suffered the first defeat in his political career at the hands of former party colleague Umesh jadhav, who resigned as MLA and joined the saffron party ahead of the elections, by 95,452 votes.
As the Lok Sabha results was a double whammy for the Gowda clan, his another grandson Prajwal Revanna, son of minister H D Revanna was the only face saver, as he defeated A Manju of the BJP by 1,41,324 votes in Hassan. Gowda had shifted to Tumkur from his traditional bastion Hassan to make way for his grandson.
Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily faced defeat against BJP candidate B N Bache Gowda in Chikkaballapur by 1,82,110 votes, failing to perform a hat trick. So did his party colleague and seven time MP from Kolar K H Muniyappa against BJP candidate Muniswamy by 2,10,021 votes.Union minister D V Sadananda Gowda (Bangalore North) defeated his Congress rival and Karnataka Minister Krishna Byre Gowda by a huge margin of 1,47,518. His colleagues Ramesh Jigajinagi (Bijapur) and Anant Kumar Hegde (Uttara Kannada) won their seats by a margin of 2,58,038 and 4,79,649 votes.
|01||Bagalkot||Gaddigoudar Parvatagouda Chandanagouda||BJP||Won||168187|
|02||Bangalore Central||P C Mohan||BJP||Won||70968|
|03||Bangalore North||D V Sadananda Gowda||BJP||Won||147518|
|04||Bangalore Rural||D K Suresh||BJP||Won||206870|
|05||Bangalore South||Tejasvi Surya||BJP||Won||331192|
|06||Belgaum||Angadi Suresh Channabasappa||BJP||Won||391304|
|09||Bijapur||Jigajinagi Ramesh Chandappa||BJP||Won||258038|
|10||Chamarajanagar||V Srinivas Prasad||BJP||Won||1817|
|11||Chikkballapur||B N Bache Gowda||BJP||Won||182110|
|12||Chikkodi||Annasaheb Shankar Jolle||BJP||Won||118877|
|14||Dakshina Kannada||Nalin Kumar Kateel||BJP||Won||274621|
|17||Gulbarga||Umesh G Jadhav||BJP||Won||95452|
|21||Koppal||Karadi Sanganna Amarappa||BJP||Won||38397|
|24||Raichur||Raja Amreshwara Naik||BJP||Won||117716|
|27||Udupi Chikmagalur||Shobha Karandlaje||BJP||Won||349599|
|28||Uttara Kannada||Anantkumar Hegde||BJP||Won||479649|