While the coalition hopes to keep the strengths of JD (S) Mandya (Lok Sabha) and Ramanagara (assembly), Congress has snatched the prestigious Ballari Lok Sabha seat that was aware of the baron G Janardhan Reddy and his colleague BJP MLA B Sreeramulu, from 2004 without rest.
The change of hands reflects the new balance of power in the state with the Congress won six of the eight assembly districts after the state polls of May. The results of the current bypolls, where BJP could only gain the seat of Shivamogga LS, emphasize the task prior to the saffron party before the 2019 general elections to defend their 2014 account of 17 of the 28 state seats. Ballari is the 10th seat of Lok Sabha that the BJP made in 2014 but now it has been lost in later polyps, reducing its account at home from 282 to 272.
The results will encourage JD (S) and Congress to face the Lok Sabha elections together despite their differences.
Although some of the victories of the coalition were expected, the huge margins on the BJP nominees rejected reports of a tight fight in the assembly hall of Jamakhandi and Ballari. In Ballari, the winner of the V S Ugrappa Congress defeated JJ Shantha of BJP, former MP, for a record of 2.2 lakh votes while in Jamakhandi, the nominee of the Anand Nyamagouda congress defeated Srikanth Kulkarni of BJP for 39,000 votes.
The results are an impetus for the opposition unit negotiations with the Congress and non-NDA regional parties considering state alliances. While opposition parties are of limited use to each other outside their areas of influence, alliances in Karnataka and UP will be particularly significant and Tuesday's results are a shot on the arm.
Of the five constituencies, the verdict in Ramanagara was practically known after the BJP candidate L Chandrashekar withdrew from the fight two days before the polls accusing President BJP B S Yeddyurappa of leaving the post and returning to Congress. This cemented the already strong position of the chief minister of Karnataka H D Kumaraswamy and wife JD (S) -Congress Anitha Kumaraswamy. He won a margin of 1,1 lakh votes but the Saffron party also surveyed more than 15,000 votes.
The possible implications for the Lok Sabha elections were the campaign's theme of the supreme JD (S) HD Deve Gowda, who had tours throughout all five constituencies and said that Karnataka would establish the first stone for the "maagathbandhan" of the anti- BJP in 2019.
Although L R Shivarame Gowda won by a good margin in Mandya, the fact that the nominee by BJP Siddaramaiah, a green politician and a former state government employee, obtained more than two lakh votes in this JD (S). The strength of the Conference saved the blushes of the BJP in the stronghold of Vokkaliga.
In Shivamogga, B Y Raghavendra managed to withdraw the vacated seat by his father B S Yeddyurappa after his election to the assembly. He defeated JD (S) named Madhu Bangarappa for 52,148 votes. Yeddyurappa won the seat in 2014 with a margin of 3.63 votes.
Reacting to victory JD (S) -Congress, Kumaraswamy said: "The BJP could win at Shivamogga but the moral victory is ours. Our candidate was abroad when we decided to do it. But he did it very well. Our victory in four constituencies and A narrow defeat at any point despite the BJP's claim that this was an impious alliance is a response to the latter. We have already decided to fight the Lok Sabha elections together and there is no doubt that coalition partners are evidenced by the victories of today ".