1985 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election

The 1985 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election was held in the Indian state of Karnataka to elect 224 members of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.[1] The elections resulted in a spectacular victory for the Janata Party, led by Chief minister Ramakrishna Hegde.

1985 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election

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All 224 seats of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
113 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Ramakrishna Hegde
Party Janata Party INC
Seats won 139 65
Popular vote 6,418,795 6,009,461
Percentage 43.60% 40.82%

Chief Minister before election

Ramakrishna Hegde
Janata Party

Elected Chief Minister

Ramakrishna Hegde
Janata Party

ResultsEdit

e • d Summary of results of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election, 1985[1]
Political Party
Seats Contested
Seats Won
Number of Votes
% of Votes
Seat change
Janata Party 205 139 6,418,795 43.60%   44
Indian National Congress 223 65 6,009,461 40.82%   17
Communist Party of India 7 3 133,008 0.90%  
Bharatiya Janata Party 116 2 571,280 3.88%   16
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 7 2 127,333 0.86%   1
Independents 1200 13 1,393,626 9.47%   9
Total 1795 224 14,720,634

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Election, 1985 to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, Election Commission of India". Missing or empty |url= (help)Statistical Report on General Election, 1985 to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, Election Commission of India ([1])