People do not want a coalition government that leads to resort politics and horsetrading. Anti-incumbency has catapulted the Congress party to power, but it is not an approval of the corruption in the party.
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
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.