The JD(S) can play the “kingmaker” in several hung zilla panchayats. Here are the equations.
In Vijayapura, of the 42 ZP seats, the winning party has to have a majority of 22 seats. While the BJP has won 20 seats, the Congress has won 18 and the JD(S) 3. Here, both parties will be forced to take the JD(S)’s support.
Similar is the case in Raichur. Of the 38 seats, (20 majority), the BJP has 17, the Congress 12 and the JD(S) 9 seats. In Tumakuru, too, it will be either the BJP or the Congress that will win JD(S)’s support. Of the 57 seats (29 majority), the BJP has won 19 seats and the Congress has bagged 23 seats. The JD(S) has 14 seats.
In Bengaluru Rural, of the 50 seats (26 majority), the BJP has 23, the Congress 21 and JD(S) 5 seats.
In Kolar, the Congress needs JD(S)’s support. Of the 30 ZPs, a party requires 16 seats for a majority. The Congress has 15 seats, BJP 5 and JD(S) 10 seats. In Yadgir, too, the Congress needs the JD(S) support for just one seat.
In Mysuru, the Congress and the JD(S) will need each other’s support. Of the 49 ZPs (25 majority), BJP has 8, the Congress 22, the JD(S) 18 seats.