The people's mandate for Karnataka is clean and clear - they do not want to watch the episodes of resort politics, horsetrading and 'óperations' to continue. The Congress party has been given the mandate to rule the state for next five years - but it's no way an approval of the massive scams erupting at the Central government level. It is just that people have taken a chance to see if Congress is a 'lesser evil' for the state.

In Bangalore, the number of Congress MLAs has gone up from 10 to 13 - an increase of just two seats. Anekal, Yeshwanthpur, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, K R Puram and Chikpet have slipped from Bharatiya Janata Party's fold to Congress' fold, while Congress lost Mahalakshmi Layout and Pulakeshinagar to Janata Dal (Secular), resulting in a two-seat increase for JD(S). BJP lost five seats and is down from 17 to 12 in numbers.

2008 tally: BJP-17; INC-10; JDS-1

2013 tally: BJP-12; INC-13; JDS-3

2013 State Assembly Election Results – Bangalore
Results: 28/28 (INC-13; BJP-12; JDS-3)


Name of the Constituency & number
Winner Party Votes secured Runner up
Winning margin

Vishwanath S R

Yelahanka
150
S R Vishwanath
BJP
 75507Gopalakrishna MN (INC)
 18397
 K R Puram
151
B A Basavaraja
INC
56381
N S Nandish Reddy (BJP)
10830
 Krishna Byregowda Byatarayanapura
152
Krishna Byregowda
INC
 96125A Ravi (BJP)
32400
 Yeshwanthpur
153
Somashekhar
INC
120132
T N Javarayi Gowda (JDS)
29010
  Rajarajeshwari Nagar
154
MunirathnaINC
 71054KLR Thimmananjaiah (JDS)
18813
 Muniraju S Dasarahalli
155
S Muniraju
BJP
57562
B L Shankar (INC)
10828
  Mahalakshmi Layout
156
Gopalaiah K
JDS
43953
N L Narendra Babu (INC)
1673
 Ashwathnarayan Malleshwaram
157
Ashwath Narayan
BJP
 57609B K Shivaram (INC)
 21066
  Hebbal
158
R Jagadish Kumar
BJP
 38162A Rehman Sherief (INC)
5136
  Pulakeshinagar (SC)
159
A Srinivas Murthy
JDS
48995
B Prasannakumar (INC)
10199

Sarvagna Nagar
160
K J George
INC
69893
Padmanabha Reddy (BJP)
22854
  CV Raman Nagar (SC)
161
S Raghu
BJP
53444
 P Ramesh (INC)
8462
  Shivajinagar
162
Roshan Baig
INC
49649
Nirmal Kumar Surana(BJP)
20855

Shanthinagar
163
N A Haris
INC54342
K Vasudeva Murthy (JDS)
20187

Gandhinagar
164
Dinesh Gundu Rao
INC
54968
P C Mohan (BJP)
22607

Rajajinagar
165
SureshkumarBJP39291
Manjula Naidu (INC)
14767

Govindrajnagar
166
Priya Krishna
INC72654
H Ravindra (BJP)
42460
  Vijayanagar
167
M Krishnappa
INC 76891
V Somanna (BJP)
32642

Chamrajpet
168
Zameer Ahmad KhanJD(S)
56339
G A Bava (INC)
30162
  Chikkpet
169
R V Devaraj
INC
44714
Uday Gaurdachar (BJP)
13049

Basavanagudi
170
Ravi subrahmanya
BJP
43883
K Bagegowda (JD(S)
19720

Padmanabhanagar
171
R Ashok
BJP53680
L S Chetan Gowda (INC)
20123
  BTM layout
172
Ramalinga Reddy
INC
 69712M Sudhakar (BJP)
 49048

Jayanagar
173
B N Vijaykumar
BJP
43990
M C Venugopal (INC)
12312

Mahadevpura (SC)
174
Aravind LimbavaliBJP
 110244A C Srinivas (INC)
 6149

Bommanahalli
175
Satish Reddy
BJP
 86552Nagabhushana C (INC)
 25852
  Bangalore South
176
M Krishnappa
BJP
102207
R Prabhakar Reddy (JDS)
30162
  Anekal (SC)
177
B Shivanna
INC
105464
Narayana Swamy (BJP)

40182

Somashekhar, the Congress candidate for Yeshwanthpur, secured 1,20,132 votes - the highest by any MLA this time. Lowest vote for any winning MLA was secured by R Jagadish Kumar, BJP candidate from Hebbal.

There are no women MLAs elected this time from Bangalore, though there were 40 women candidates in the fray. Single woman MLA from Bangalore in last elections, Shobha Karandlaje, lost in the race against Suresh Kumar (BJP) and Manjula Naidu (INC) in Rajajinagar constituency.