Congress wins 3 seats, BJP 1 in Karnataka RS polls

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Published on 23 March 2018 4:47 PM GMT

Congress wins 3 seats, BJP 1 in Karnataka RS polls
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Bengaluru: The ruling Congress on Friday won three seats and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) one in the Rajya Sabha biennial election for four seats in Karnataka, said an official.

"All three Congress candidates and one from the BJP won the contest while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) candidate lost for the fourth seat," an Election Commission official told reporters here after counting of votes.

L. Hanumanthaiah, Syed Naseer Hussain and G.C. Chandrasekhar of the Congress and Rajeev Chandrasekhar of the BJP were declared elected by the Returning Officer.

Also read: RS Polls: Two votes, one each from BJP, BSP, found invalid in UP

B.M. Farooq of the JD-S lost to G.C. Chandrasekhar of the Congress.

With IANS inputs

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