Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

Gandhi Fellowship for Nation Building

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Regional

BJP major winner in Karnataka district polls

Tuesday January 04, 2011 06:40:04 PM, IANS

Bangalore: Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday emerged as a major winner in polls to the local governing councils but it suffered setbacks in the home turf of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and the powerful Reddy brothers.

Of the 30 zila (district) panchayats, the BJP bagged 12, Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) four each while in the remaining 10 it was a split verdict.

Of the 176 taluka (sub-district) panchayats, the BJP won 68, Congress 31 and JD-S 29 while no party emerged a clear winner in the remaining 48.

But for Yeddyurappa, whose continuance depends on the party's show in these polls, it was a major setback as in his home district of Shimoga, the BJP barely managed to win the zila panchayat, bagging 16 of the 31 seats and conceding 13 to the Congress and two to the JD-S.

The Reddy brothers, who are mining barons and ministers, were in for a shock as the BJP failed to get a majority in the 36-member Bellary zila panchayat. The party won just 18 seats, with the Congress taking 17 and the JD-S one.

Of the brothers, the younger one G. Janardhana Reddy is the tourism minister and the elder G. Karunakara Reddy holds the revenue portfolio. The Reddys face charges of illegal iron ore mining and income tax evasion.

Yeddyurappa hailed his party's show, though it fell short of the sweep that he and state BJP president K.S. Eshwarappa were predicting. Both had been confidently saying that their party would capture power in at least 20 of the 30 zila panchayats and over 100 of the 176 taluka panchayats.

"I thank the voters for their optimum support to the BJP," Yeddyurappa, who led the party battling charges of nepotism in prime land allotment to his kin in and around Bangalore, told reporters.

"Earlier, the BJP was considered an urban-based party. These results have shown that the BJP has a huge rural base," he said.

At a separate press meet, Eshwarappa said he was confident that the BJP would be in power in 14 of the 30 zila panchayats, 12 on its own and two with the help of Independents.

The Congress, though putting up a poor show compared to the 2005 zila panchayat and taluka panchayat polls when it was a clear winner, hailed its performance in Bellary and Shimoga.

State unit president G. Parameshwara and central labour minister Mallikharjun Kharge said the BJP's show in the two districts considered its stronghold showed "people's anger over corruption in the government".

Over 65 percent of the around 21 million voters, nearly half of them women, cast their ballots in the elections to the 30 zila and 176 taluka panchayats Dec 26, Dec 31 and Jan 1.

The BJP, Congress and JD-S were locked in a three-way fight in a majority of the 1,013 zila and 3,659 taluka panchayat seats.

These are the first elections to the local governing councils after the BJP came to power in the state in May 2008.








  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS

More Headlines

Rahmani 30 students shine at National Mathematics Olympiad

Converts to Islam double in Britain, says study

K. Sudarshan, RSS Ideology and Scandalous Statements

Digvijaya Singh presents call records, demands apology

A village that boasts of being crime-free

Breakthrough eludes Gilani in Pakistan's political crisis

Physiotherapists' group welcomes creation of jobs in Kashmir

Ratan Tata excluded from Nehru award list

SBI to open branch in Qatar

Indian science focuses on innovation, accessibility

Digvijay, Karkare did talk before Mumbai attack

Scientists trigger 52 downpours in Abu Dhabi desert

IGNOU launches courses in Urdu, Arabic

No talks between Digvijay Singh, Karkare, claims VHP leader




Top Stories

98th Indian Science Congress

Think big, work with diaspora: PM urges scientists

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday urged Indian scientists to "think big" and "out of the box" for scientific advancement and  »

India should lead world again in science, says Stalin

2011 to be observed as Year of Chemistry


Picture of the Day

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh with the Scientists at the inauguration of the 98th Indian Science Congress, in Chennai on January 03, 2011.
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal and Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M.K. Stalin are also seen.

(Photo: B M Meena


  Most Read

Asian aid convoy reaches Gaza Strip

An aid convoy carrying food and medical supplies for the besieged Palestinians, as part of an Asian aid mission, has arrived in the Gaza Strip. The Asia to Gaza Solidarity   »

Egypt bars Iranian activists from Gaza

Formulate Imams' salary scheme without delay: Brinda Karat

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and MP Brinda Karat has urged Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to formulate a scheme urgently for giving Imams salary, as ordered by the Supreme Court, so that it could be included in the 2011-12 budget. According to The Hindu, Brinda Karat   »


  News Pick

'Education to Muslims must for development of community'

Terming lack of education as a stumbling block to the development of Muslims, eminent personalities from different walks of life today called upon parents to emphasise on the schooling of their children to keep pace with   »

Syrians take a gamble with country's first casino in decades

People in Syria can now roll the dice at the country's only casino, which recently opened its doors in a gamble of its own - to test the limits in this largely conservative society. Casino Damascus, which opened around 30 km outside  »

Palestinian killed in cold blood

Israeli forces on Sunday shot dead a Palestinian man at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus. The latest killing followed the death of Jawaher Abu Rahmeh a day earlier from inhaling a massive dose of tear gas fired by Israeli forces on protesters.   »

UPSC Coaching: Only 11 Muslims among 587 appeared for entrance test

Despite persistent efforts by the government and non-government organisations to create awareness among the Muslims in India about the Civil Services, only 11 students from the community   »

MWL nod to international interfaith conference in Kerala

The Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) has approved a proposal to hold an international interfaith  »



RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes











Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.