Karnataka Urban Local Body Election 2018 Result: The counting of votes for 102 Urban Local Bodies out of 105 across Karnataka that went to polls on August 31 will be held on Monday, i.e. September 3. The Urban Local Bodies across 24 districts of the state registered an average voting percentage of 63.8, data released by the State Election Commission (SEC) claimed. The results of 2,499 wards spread over 29 city municipalities (Nagar Sabha), 53 town municipalities (Purasabha) and 20 town panchayats (Patanna Panchayat) and 135 wards of three city corporations (Mahanagar Palika or Mahanagara Palike) – Mysore, Tumkur and Shimoga (Mysuru, Tumakuru and Shivamogga) – are expected to be clear by Monday evening. The Karnataka Urban Local Bodies Election 2018 Result is being seen as a run-up to the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Stay with us for Live Updates on Karnataka Civic Poll 2018 Results.
Out of 914 wards in 29 Nagar Sabha or city municipalities, candidates have been elected unopposed to 12 wards. On the other hand, candidates to 17 wards out of 1230 in 53 Purasabha or town municipalities have been elected unopposed. Furthermore, the election was not held in ward number 19A in Afzalpur Purasabha of Kalburgi district as the nomination papers of all the candidates were rejected.
The elections to 45 wards in three town panchayats or Patanna Panchayats (Somwarpet, Virajpet and Kushalnagar) in Kodagu district were withheld owing to heavy rainfall, floods and disruption in daily life. Meanwhile, election to Chamaraja Nagar district’s Kolegal Nagar Sabha ward number 9 was scrapped after the death of Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) candidate CS Ramesh.
In all, 8,307 candidates, including 2,306 from the Congress, 2,203 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 1,397 from the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) are in the fray for the ULBs, while 814 contested from the city corporations, including 135 from Congress, 130 from BJP and 129 from JD-S.
On Wednesday i.e. August 29, a total of 36 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the ULB wards and 13.33 lakh in the three towns of Mysuru, Shivamogga and Tumakuru, reported IANS. Voting began at a slow pace at 7 AM however, it gained became moderate in most parts of the southern state by noon.
The voting for Karnataka Civic Election 2018 was conducted through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in all the wards amid tight security. About 40,000 personnel were deployed across the state to maintain law and order.
In 2013, Karnataka Urban Local Bodies Elections were held in 4,976 seats. The majority was gained by the Congress which had won 1,960 seats. The BJP and JD-S had won 905 seats each, while independents bagged the remaining 1,206 seats.