SDPI national leadership congratulates Karnataka unit over the hopeful performance in local body elections.
SDPI has won 224 seats, with a clear majority in 3 Gram Panchayats. In more than 10 Panchayats, SDPI has secured decision making power. And more than 50 seats were lost with just a few votes. 20 percent of elected candidates are Dalits and OBC with more than 50 percent of them being women. This time results are 300% increase from the last local body election of 2015.
According to local media reports, SDPI has achieved significantly as several of its candidates won the election. A huge crowd was seen in front of all the counting centres. As per reports, BJP supporters bagged 1,810 seats in Dakshina Kannada as against 982 of the Congress. SDPI got 160 seats while 40 independents also won. 91 were elected unopposed.
In Ulaibettu 2nd ward SDPI had a clean-swept victory with candidates Azhar, Shamina and Shehnaz winning. Moreover, SDPI has bagged 50 seats in the Dakshina Kannada. For the first time, SDPI opens its account in Talapady and Harekala gram panchayat.
"Hearty congratulations to the Karnataka state committee for their outstanding performance in the grama panchayat elections. The gleaming victory of the party in Karnataka, the laboratory of Hindutva nationalism in south India, is highly commendable, congratulations and best wishes to the leaders and voters who worked for this grand victory.”, said M.K Faizy, national president SDPI.
In Sajipanadu of Bantwal taluk candidates supported by SDPI emerged victorious after winning the 8 seats out of 15 seats. The candidates supported by the SDPI have won 7 seats while one seat witnessed a tie as both SDPI supported candidate Sulaiman and Congress-backed candidate secured 462 votes. Leading the officials to resort to a toss for deciding the winning candidate. As SDPI-backed candidate Sulaiman won the seat, he was declared the winner. BJP-backed candidates only won three seats.
At Mangalore-Moodushedde, two candidates supported by Congress, two candidates supported by BJP, and BJP supported two candidates in Yedlurupadu won the election. Also, one SDPI candidate won the election.
In Udupi district, the BJP won 1,100 seats while the Congress secured 450 seats. SDPI got 8 seats. As many as 128 were elected unanimously.