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BJP retains power in Bengaluru civic polls, setback for Congress

Aug 25th, 2015 2:26 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS


BENGALURU: In a hat-trick of sorts for the BJP in civic polls across the country, the party on won control of the Bengaluru civic body for a second term in the bitterly fought elections, with the outcome coming as a setback to chief minister Siddaramaiah.

Upsetting Congress plans to wrest control of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council with an all out offensive, the BJP won 100 wards out of 198, as the results were declared Tuesday by the state election commission for the polls held on August 22.

After its wins in the civic polls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the Bengaluru results make it three in a row for the BJP, which weathered an aggressive campaign led from the front by the chief minister himself against its rule in BBMP.

Congress bagged 76, JDS headed by former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda 14 and others eight, according to BBMP officials.

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