2004 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election

The 2004 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election took place on 20 April and 26 April 2004 in 224 constituencies in Karnataka, India. The elections were conducted to elect the government in the state of Karnataka for the next five years. The votes were counted on 13 May 2004. None of the parties were able to win a majority and the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest party with 79 seats.[2][3] Subsequently, the Indian National Congress with 65 members and Janata Dal (Secular) with 58 members formed a coalition to run the government with Dharam Singh as the chief minister. This was the first ever coalition government in the state.[4]

2004 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election

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All 224 Legislative Assembly seats
113 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader B. S. Yeddyurappa S. M. Krishna Siddaramaiah
Party BJP INC JD(S)
Leader's seat Shikaripura Chamarajapete Chamundeshwari
Seats before 44 132 10
Seats won 79 65 58
Seat change Increase35 Decrease67 Increase48

CM before election

S. M. Krishna
INC

Elected CM

Dharam Singh
INC

ResultsEdit

e • d Summary of the May 2004 Karnataka legislature election results
Parties Flag Seats contested Seats Won % of Votes
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 198 79 28.33%
Indian National Congress   225 65 35.27%
Janata Dal (Secular) 220 58 20.77%
Janata Dal (United)   26 5 2.06%
Others 17 13.57
Total (Turnout %) 224 100.00

Successful CandidatesEdit

Assembly Constituency Party Member[2]
Afzalpur Janata Dal (Secular) M Y Patil
Aland Janata Dal (Secular) B R Patil
Anekal Bharatiya Janata Party A Narayanaswamy
Ankola Bharatiya Janata Party Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri
Arabhavi Janata Dal (Secular) Balachandra Laxmanrao Jarakiholi
Arkalgud Janata Dal (Secular) Ramaswamy A. T.
Arsikere Bharatiya Janata Party A.S Basavaraj
Athani Bharatiya Janata Party Laxman Sangappa Savadi
Aurad Indian National Congress Gurupadappa Nagamarapalli
Badami Bharatiya Janata Party Mahagundappa Kallappa Pattanshetti
Bagalkot Bharatiya Janata Party Charantimath Viranna Chandrashekharayya
Bagepalli Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sreerama Reddy G. V
Bagewadi Bharatiya Janata Party Abhay Patil M
Bailhongal Bharatiya Janata Party Metgud Virupaxi (Jagadish) Channappa
Baindur Indian National Congress Gopala Poojary K
Ballolli Janata Dal (Secular) Rathod R.K
Bannur Bharatiya Janata Party Sunitha Veerappagowda
Bantval Bharatiya Janata Party Nagaraja Shetty B
Basavakalyan Janata Dal (Secular) Mallikarjun Siddaramappa Khuba
Basavana Bagevadi Indian National Congress Shivanand Patil
Basavanagudi Indian National Congress Chandrashekar K
Belgaum Indian National Congress Kudachi Ramesh Laxman
Bellary Bharatiya Janata Party B.Sreeramulu
Bellavi Janata Dal (Secular) Kyatasandra N Rajanna
Belthangady Bharatiya Janata Party K. Prabhakara Bangera
Belur Janata Dal (Secular) Kumar Swamy H.K
Bethamangala Bharatiya Janata Party Venkatamuniyappa B.P
Bhadravati Independent B. K Sangameshwara
Bhalki Bharatiya Janata Party M Prakash Khandre
Bharamasagara Janata Dal (United) Anjaneya H
Bharathinagar Bharatiya Janata Party Nirmal Surana
Bhatkal Bharatiya Janata Party Shivananda Naik
Bidar Independent Bandeppa Khashempur
Bijapur Bharatiya Janata Party Appasaheb Mallappa Pattanashetti
Bilgi Bharatiya Janata Party Murugesh Rudrappa Nirani
Binnypet Indian National Congress Somanna V
Birur Janata Dal (Secular) Dharmegowda S. L
Brahmavar Independent Jayaprakash Hegde K
Byadgi Bharatiya Janata Party Olekar Nehru Channabasappa
C.V. Raman Nagar Bharatiya Janata Party S. Raghu
Challakere Indian National Congress Sudhakar D
Chamaraja Bharatiya Janata Party H. S Shankaralingegowda
Chamarajanagar Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha Vatal Nagaraj
Chamrajpet Indian National Congress S M Krishna
Chamundeshwari Janata Dal (Secular) Siddaramaiah
Channagiri Janata Dal (Secular) Mahima J Patel
Channapatna Indian National Congress C P Yogeshwar
Chickpet Bharatiya Janata Party P. C. Mohan
Chikkaballapur Indian National Congress S. M Muniyappa
Chikkodi-Sadalga Bharatiya Janata Party Hakkyagol Dattu Yellappa
Chikmagalur Bharatiya Janata Party C. T Ravi
Chiknayakanhalli Janata Dal (United) J. C Madhuswamy
Chincholi Janata Dal (Secular) Vijanath Patil
Chintamani Indian National Congress M C Sudhakar
Chitradurga Indian National Congress G. H Thippareddy
Chittapur Janata Dal (Secular) Vishwanath Patil Hebbal
Coondapur Bharatiya Janata Party Haladi Srinivasa Shetty
Davanagere Indian National Congress Shamanuru Shivashankarappa
Devadurga Janata Dal (Secular) Alkod Hanumanthappa
Devanahalli Janata Dal (Secular) G. Chandranna
Dharwad Indian National Congress S. R Morey
Dharwad Rural Independent Vinay Kulkarni
Doddaballapur Indian National Congress J. Narasimhaswamy
Gadag Indian National Congress D R Patil
Gandhi Nagar Indian National Congress Dinesh Gundu Rao
Gandsi Indian National Congress B. Shivaramu
Gangawati Janata Dal (Secular) Iqbal Ansari
Gauribidanur Indian National Congress Shivashankara Reddy N H
Gokak Indian National Congress Jarkiholi Ramesh Laxmanrao
Gubbi Independent S. R Srinivas
Gulbarga Bharatiya Janata Party Chandrashekhar Patil Revoor
Guledagud Janata Dal (Secular) Moti Hulappa Yamunappa
Gundlupet Indian National Congress H. S. Mahadeva Prasad
Gurmitkal Indian National Congress Mallikarjun Kharge
Hadagalli Janata Dal (Secular) M. P Prakash
Haliyal Indian National Congress R. V Deshpande
Hangal Bharatiya Janata Party Udasi Channabasappa Mahalingappa
Hanur Janata Dal (Secular) Parimala Nagappa
Harapanahalli Indian National Congress P. T Parameshwara Naik
Harihar Indian National Congress Dr. Y. Nagappa
Hassan Janata Dal (Secular) H. S. Prakash
Haveri Bharatiya Janata Party Shivaraj Sajjanar
Heggadadevankote Janata Dal (Secular) M. P Venkatesh
Hirekerur Indian National Congress B. C. Patil
Hiriyur Janata Dal (Secular) D. Manjunath
Holalkere Indian National Congress A. V Umapathi
Holehonnur Bharatiya Janata Party G. Basavanneppa
Holenarasipur Janata Dal (Secular) H. D. Revanna
Homnabad Janata Dal (Secular) Mirajuddin Patel
Honnali Bharatiya Janata Party M. P. Renukacharya
Hosadurga Indian National Congress B. G Govindappa
Hosakote Indian National Congress M. T Nagaraju
Hubli Indian National Congress Honnalli Jabbarkhan Hayatkhan
Hubli Rural Bharatiya Janata Party Jagadish Shettar
Hosanagar Bharatiya Janata Party H. M Halappa
Hospet Independent H. R Gaviappa
Hukkeri Bharatiya Janata Party Shashikant Akkappi Naik
Huliyurdurga Janata Dal (Secular) D. M Nagarajaya
Hulsoor Bharatiya Janata Party Rajendra Varma
Hungund Bharatiya Janata Party Doddanagouda G Patil
Hunsur Janata Dal (Secular) G. T Deve Gowda
Huvina-Huppargi Bharatiya Janata Party Desai Shivaputrappa Madiwalappa
Indi Independent Patil Ravikant Shankarappa
Jagalur Bharatiya Janata Party T. Gurusiddanagowda
Jamkhandi Bharatiya Janata Party Siddu Savadi
Jayamahal Indian National Congress Roshan Baig
Jayanagar Indian National Congress Ramalinga Reddy
Jevargi Indian National Congress Dharam Singh
Kadur Indian National Congress K. M Krishnamurthy
Kagwad Bharatiya Janata Party Bharamgouda Alagouda Kage
Kalghatgi Bharatiya Janata Party Chikkanagoudra Siddanagouda Ishwaragouda
Kallambella Bharatiya Janata Party K. S Kiran Kumar
Kalmala Bharatiya Janata Party B. Muniyappa Muddappa
Kamalapur Bharatiya Janata Party Revunayak Belmagi
Kanakagiri Bharatiya Janata Party Veerappa Devappa Kesarahatti
Kanakapura Janata Dal (Secular) P. G. R Sindhia
Kapu Bharatiya Janata Party Lalaji R Mendon
Karkal Bharatiya Janata Party V. Sunil Kumar
Karwar Bharatiya Janata Party Gangadhar Nagesh Bhat
Keragodu Indian National Congress H. B Ramu
Khanapur Independent Digambar Yashwantrao Patil
Kiragaval Janata Dal (United) M. K Nagamani
Kittur Bharatiya Janata Party Marihal Suresh Shivarudrappa
Kolar Indian National Congress K. Srinivasa Gowda
Kolar Gold Field Republican Party of India S. M Rajendran
Kollegal Independent Balraj S
Koppal Indian National Congress Basavraj Bhimappa Hitnal
Koratagere Janata Dal (Secular) Chanigappa
Kottur Indian National Congress T. Bhagirathi
Krishnaraja Janata Dal (Secular) M. K Somashekar
Krishnarajanagara Janata Dal (Secular) Mahadeva
Krishnarajpet Janata Dal (Secular) Krishna
Kudligi Bharatiya Janata Party Anil Lad
Kumta Indian National Congress Mohan Krishna Shetty
Kundgol Janata Dal (United) Akki Malikarjunappa Shahadevappa
Kunigal Janata Dal (Secular) H. Ningappa
Kurugodu Janata Dal (Secular) Suryanarayana Reddy N
Kushtagi Bharatiya Janata Party Doddanagoud Hanumagouda Patil
Lingsugur Janata Dal (Secular) Amaregowda Patil Bayyapur
Maddur Indian National Congress D. C Tammanna
Madhugiri Indian National Congress Dr. Parameshwara
Madikeri Bharatiya Janata Party K. G. Bopaiah
Magadi Janata Dal (Secular) H C Balakrishna
Malavalli Janata Dal (Secular) K. Annadani
Malleshwaram Indian National Congress M. R Seetharam
Malur Bharatiya Janata Party ES EN Krishnaiah Shetty
Mandya Janata Dal (Secular) M. Srinivas
Mangalore Bharatiya Janata Party N. Yogish Bhat
Manvi Indian National Congress N. S Bosuraju
Mayakonda Bharatiya Janata Party S. A Ravindranath
Molakalmuru Indian National Congress N. Y Gopala Krishna
Moodabidri Indian National Congress K. Abhayachandra Jain
Muddebihal Indian National Congress Appaji Channabasavaraj Shankararao Nadagouda
Mudhol Bharatiya Janata Party Govind M Karjol
Mudigere Bharatiya Janata Party M. P Kumara Swamy
Mulbagal Janata Dal (Secular) Srinivas R
Mundargi Indian National Congress Patil Shidlinganagouda Shiddanagouda
Nagamangala Janata Dal (Secular) Chaluvaraya Swamy N
Nanjangud Janata Dal (Secular) D. T Jayakumar
Narasimharaja Indian National Congress Tanveer Sait
Nargund Bharatiya Janata Party C. C. Patil
Navalgund Bharatiya Janata Party Dr. R. B Shiriyannavar
Nelamangala Indian National Congress Anjanamurthy
Nippani Indian National Congress Kakaso Pandurang Patil
Pandavapura Janata Dal (Secular) C. S Puttaraju
Parasgad Independent Mamani Vishwanath Karabasappa
Pavagada Janata Dal (Secular) K. M Thimmarayappa
Piriyapatna Janata Dal (Secular) K. Venkatesh
Puttur Bharatiya Janata Party Shakunthala T Shetty
Raibag Janata Dal (United) Sarikar Bheemappa Channappa
Raichur Bharatiya Janata Party Ahuja Papareddy
Rajaji Nagar Indian National Congress N. L Narendra Babu
Ramanagaram Janata Dal (Secular) H. D. Kumaraswamy
Ramdurg Bharatiya Janata Party Yadawad Mahadevappa Shivalingappa
Ranibennur Bharatiya Janata Party G. Shivanna
Ron Bharatiya Janata Party Kalakappa Gurushantappa Bandi
Sadalga Indian National Congress Prakash Babanna Hukkeri
Sagar Bharatiya Janata Party Gopalkrishna Beluru
Sakleshpur Janata Dal (Secular) H. M Vishwanatha
Sandur Janata Dal (Secular) Santhosh S Lad
Sankeshwar Indian National Congress Appayagouda Basagouda Patil
Santhemarahalli Indian National Congress R. Dhruvanarayana
Sathanur Indian National Congress D. K Shivakumar
Sedam Indian National Congress Dr. Sharan Prakash Rudrappa Patil
Shahabad Bharatiya Janata Party Sunil Vallapure
Shahapur Janata Dal (Secular) Sharanabasappa Darshnapur
Shanti Nagar Bharatiya Janata Party S. Raghu
Shiggaon Independent Sindhura Rajashekhar
Shikaripura Bharatiya Janata Party B. S. Yeddyurappa
Shimoga Bharatiya Janata Party K. S. Eshwarappa
Shirahatti Indian National Congress Gaddadevaramath Gaddaya Shivamurthy
Shivajinagar Bharatiya Janata Party Katta Subramanya Naidu
Shorapur Kannada Nadu Party Narasimha Nayak (Raju Gouda)
Shravanabelagola Janata Dal (Secular) C. S Putte Gowda
Shrirangapattana Janata Dal (Secular) Vijayalakshmi Bandisiddegowda
Sidlaghatta Janata Dal (Secular) S. Munishamappa
Sindgi Bharatiya Janata Party Ashok Gurappa Shabadi
Sindhanur Indian National Congress Badarli Hampanagouda
Sira Janata Dal (Secular) B. Satyanaraya
Sirsi Bharatiya Janata Party Vivekanand Vaidya
Siruguppa Bharatiya Janata Party Somalingappa M.S
Somwarpet Indian National Congress B. A Jivijaya
Sorab Indian National Congress Kumar Bangarappa
Sringeri Bharatiya Janata Party D. N Jeevaraja
Srinivaspur Indian National Congress K. R Ramesh Kumar
Sullia Bharatiya Janata Party Angara S
Surathkal Bharatiya Janata Party Krishna Palemar J
T.Narasipur Indian National Congress Dr. H. C Mahadevappa
Tarikere Indian National Congress Shivashankarappa T
Tikota Indian National Congress M. B Patil
Tiptur Janata Dal (Secular) Nanjamari B
Tirthahalli Bharatiya Janata Party Araga Jnanendra
Tumkur Bharatiya Janata Party S. Shivanna Sogadu
Turuvekere Janata Dal (Secular) MT Krishnappa
Uchagaon Independent Manohar Kallappa Kinekar
Udupi Bharatiya Janata Party K. Raghupathy Bhat
Ullal Indian National Congress U. T Fareed
Uttarahalli Bharatiya Janata Party R. Ashok
Varthur Indian National Congress Krishnappa A
Vemgal Indian National Congress B. C Krishnabyre Gowda
Vittal Bharatiya Janata Party Padmanabha Kottari
Virajpet Bharatiya Janata Party H. D Basavaraju
Yadgir Independent Veer Basawanthreddy Mudnal
Yelahanka Indian National Congress B. M Prasanna Kumar
Yelburga Indian National Congress Basavaraj Rayareddy

Government formationEdit

In the elections, the BJP emerged as the single largest party winning 79 of the 224 seats. However the Indian National Congress with 65 members and the Janata Dal (Secular) with 58 members formed a coalition to run the government. Dharam Singh of the Congress was sworn in as the chief minister on 28 May 2004.[5] However, in early 2006, the JD(S) withdrew its support to the government and instead forged an alliance with the BJP. A new government was formed with H. D. Kumaraswamy of the JD(S) as Chief minister and B.S. Yeddyurappa of the BJP as Deputy Chief minister .[6]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Key highlights of General Elections, 2004 to State Election of Karnataka" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  3. ^ "State has hung Assembly; BJP largest group". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 May 2004. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Dharam Singh to lead coalition government". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 28 May 2004. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
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