As per the trends, it shows that there is a decisive victory for the BJP in Karnataka, its senior leader R. Ashoka sought for the resignation of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, accepting a defeat in the Lok Sabha elections with its pre-poll ally with Congress.
Ashok said media at party’s state office, “Accepting defeat gracefully, Kumaraswamy should resign as his party lost the moral right to continue along with the Congress, which are trailing behind in 24 of the 28 parliamentary seats across the state”.
As per the new counting trends, an optimistic BJP is leading in 23 seats, the Congress in 3 and the JDS in one.
An independent candidate (Sumalatha Ambareesh), supported by the BJP, is too leading in Mandya held JDS competitor Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of H D Kumaraswamy.
Ashok recalled that “JD-U’s CM Ramakrishna Hegde had set an example by resigning when his party suffered defeat in the1984 Lok Sabha elections, owning moral responsibility”.