The Congress crossed the 113-seat mark in the Assembly elections, the majority required to form the government, in Karnataka.
According to the Election Commission website, the party won 119 seats and was leading in 17 constituencies.
On the other hand, the BJP won 55 seats and was ahead in 9 segments. The JD(S) emerged victorious in 18 seats and was leading in two constituencies.
Two independents, one candidate each from 'Kalyana Rajya Pragathi Paksha' and 'Sarvodaya Karnataka Paksha' won.
Elections to the 224-member Assembly took place on Wednesday.
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