Ground regained

Print edition : June 07, 2019

BJP supporters celebrating outside the party office in Bengaluru on May 23. Photo: K. BHAGYA PRAKASH

BJP Karnataka president B.S. Yeddyurappa (right) and party leader R. Ashoka addressing the press at the party office in Bengaluru on May 23. Photo: Sudhakara Jain

Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh after winning the Mandya seat by defeating the JD(S) candidate, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. Photo: PTI

H.D. Deve Gowda, defeated in Tumkur. Photo: V. RAJU

Prajwal Revanna of the JD(S) wins in Hassan. Photo: Prakash Hassan

M. Veerappa Moily, defeated in Chikkballapur. Photo: V. Raju

M. Mallikarjun Kharge lost the Gulbarga seat. Photo: PTI

The BJP’s massive win destroys the Congress-JD(S)’ “Karnataka model” of political alternative and poses a threat to the very survival of the coalition government in the State.
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