Karnataka by-election results counted, BJP won 12 out of 15 seats

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The counting of votes for the Karnataka by-election results has been completed. BJP has won 12 seats out of 15. An important election for Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on 15 assembly seats in Karnataka was held on 5 December. The fate of the new BJP government that came to power after topping the JDS-Congress coalition government now depends on the results of the Karnataka Assembly by-election. The result of the Karnataka by-election to be announced on Monday decided the future of the BJP government. The counting of votes started at 8 am in 11 centers in Karnataka and the final result was out by noon.

The disqualification of 17 rebel Congress and JD (S) MLAs led to by-elections to fill the vacant posts, whose rebellion led to the collapse of the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in July and found a way for the BJP to come to power. Of the 15 seats, 12 were occupied by Congress and three by JD (S). The by-election results, which recorded 67.91 percent turnout, are significant for the BJP, which needs to win at least six seats to remain in the majority.

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