The Congress won 509 of 1,300 seats, the JDS 174, BJP 366 and Independents 160 (Representational)
BENGALURU: After the national election disaster in Karnataka, the Congress-Janata Dal Secular (JDS) alliance drew comfort on Friday from the results of local body polls, which they contested separately.
The Congress has won most number of seats in the polls to 61 Urban Local Bodies, which took place on May 29.
The Congress won 509 of 1,300 seats, the JDS 174, BJP 366 and Independents 160 as counting took place today.
A week after the Lok Sabha election results, the results are a much needed pick-me-up for the Congress and JDS; the two parties managed only one each of Karnataka's 28 seats. The BJP won 25, decimating the one-year-old Congress-JDS coalition.