Karnataka bypolls vote count today, BJP needs 6 seats to remain in majority

 Karnataka bypolls vote count today, BJP needs 6 seats to remain in majority

EC News Desk

Karnataka, December 9, 2019: The future of the four-month-old B S Yedyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka will be clear on Monday when the counting of votes in the crucial byelections to 15 assembly constituencies is taken up.

The counting of votes polled in the December 5 polls, which saw a voter turnout of 67.91 per cent, will begin at 8 am in 11 centres and all the results are most likely to be out by the afternoon, election officials said.

All the parties including the opposition Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) are hoping to get favorable result as they exude confidence about good performance of their candidates in the polls on December 5.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had won the confidence motion on July 29 after the effective strength of the 225- member assembly (including the Speaker who has a casting vote) came down to 208 and the majority mark to 105, equivalent of BJP’s current strength, following the disqualifications.