After the national election disaster in Karnataka, the Congress-Janata Dal Secular (JDS) alliance drew comfort on Friday from the results of local body polls, which they contested separately.
The Congress has won most number of seats in the polls to 61 Urban Local Bodies, which took place on May 29. The Congress won 509 of 1,300 seats, the JDS 174, BJP 366 and Independents 160 as counting took place today.
For the urban local body polls, the Congress and JDS fought separately.
Congress leaders said these poll results proved that the party still hasn’t lost its grip on the grassroots level.
The Karnataka Congress tweeted after the win: “We thank the people of Karnataka for standing by the Congress. We are committed to your faith in us.”
Last year, when 105 Urban Local Bodies went to polls, the Congress won 982 seats, the BJP 929 and the JDS 375.