Shivamogga: Congress party won Bhadravathi Municipality and Tirthahalli Town civic body election held recently. Congress secured clear majority while BJP and JDS suffered severe setback.
In 35 member Bhadrawati municipal council election held for 34 seats, of which congress won 18 seats. JDS won in 11 seats while BJP secured just 4 seats. As this is native district of state chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and another leader K S Eshwarappa, the poor show of BJP is surprise for many.
The BJP took this husting seriously as it is strong hold of saffron party. Despite state BJP leaders campaigned in big manner, they failed to gain confidence of voters.