On Tuesday, the Former Finance Minister compared the Congress- JD(S) alliance's 4-1 win to the Indian team playing a test match series led by Virat Kohli.

Cong-JDS alliance in Karnataka has turned out to be beneficial ChidambaramFile image
news Elections Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 15:15

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said the lesson for the 4-1 victory in the parliamentary and assembly bye-polls in Karnataka is that the alliance has turned out beneficial.

"The 4-1 win in the Karnataka bye-elections is similar to the Test series of Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli. Lesson to be learnt: Alliance has turned out to be beneficial," Chidambaram tweeted.

The senior Congress leader's remarks came after the Karnataka ruling coalition Janata Dal-Secular and Congress took lead in two seats each in the vote count for the three Lok Sabha and two assembly seats.

According to early trends at 9: 45 am., the Bharatiya Janata Party was expected to hold on to its Shimoga seat but might lose the Bellary seat where its trailing by over one lakh votes.

The JD-S was leading over BJP in Ramanagara and Mandya, while the Congress was leading in Jamkhandi and Bellary. 

Counting of votes began at 8 am in Bellary (reserved), Mandya and Shimoga Lok Sabha seats and Jamkhandi and Ramanagara assembly seats for the polling held on November 3.

Prior to the bypolls, the JD-S held Ramanagara and Mandya seats, while the Congress Jamakhandi and the BJP Bellary and Shimoga.

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