1985 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election

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1985 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election

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All 224 seats of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
113 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Ramakrishna Hegde
Party Janata Party INC
Seats won 139 65
Popular vote 6,418,795 6,009,461
Percentage 43.60% 40.82%

Chief Minister before election

Ramakrishna Hegde
Janata Party

Elected Chief Minister

Ramakrishna Hegde
Janata Party

The 1985 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election was held in the Indian state of Karnataka to elect 224 members of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.[1] The elections resulted in a spectacular victory for the Janata Party, led by Chief minister Ramakrishna Hegde.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of results of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election, 1985[1]
Political Party
Seats Contested
Seats Won
Number of Votes
% of Votes
Seat change
Janata Party 205 139 6,418,795 43.60% Increase 44
Indian National Congress 223 65 6,009,461 40.82% Decrease 17
Communist Party of India 7 3 133,008 0.90% Steady
Bharatiya Janata Party 116 2 571,280 3.88% Decrease 16
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 7 2 127,333 0.86% Decrease 1
Independents 1200 13 1,393,626 9.47% Decrease 9
Total 1795 224 14,720,634

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Election, 1985 to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, Election Commission of India". Missing or empty |url= (help)Statistical Report on General Election, 1985 to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, Election Commission of India ([1])