Bangalore: Although BJP won 104 seats in Karnataka assembly elections the party must have easily lost at least 4 to 5 seats because of Telugu population in the state; including some pockets in the state capital of Bangalore there are few bordering districts with large density of Telugus such as Kolar, Raichur, Bellary and also Chikkaballapur.
In Bellary the party got only 3 seats among 9 and Kolar and Chikkaballapur both both did not win even one among 11. Even in Raichur party got 2 seats among 7. These are the Telugu dominant packets in this state. AP CM Chandrababu Naidu and also Congress Chief Raghuveera Reddy appealed to Telugu people in Karnataka to not vote for the BJP.