Congress ahead of BJP in initial counting trends for K’taka Assembly polls

Hubballi: Counting of votes for Karnataka Assembly polls underway at a centre in Hubballi, Saturday, May 13, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI05_13_2023_000003B)


Opposition Congress in Karnataka forged ahead of its rival, the ruling BJP, according to the initial trends of counting of votes polled for the May 10 Assembly elections.

The Mallikarjun Kharge-led party was leading in 82 seats and the BJP in 66.

The JD(S), led by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, gained an early lead in 21 segments.