2012 bypoll: Setback for BJP, Congress wins in Karnataka and Gujarat. In a setback to the ruling BJP in Karnataka, the Congress today wrested the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat from it with party candidate K Jayaprakash Hegde emerging victorious in the bypoll by a margin of 45,724 votes. Meanwhile, the Congress won the Assembly bypoll in the BJP bastion of Mansa in Gujarat. Hegde, a former minister, defeated his nearest BJP rival V Sunil Kumar in a loss of face to BJP as the constituency was represented by D V Sadananda Gowda before becoming the Chief Minister. Hegde secured 3,98,723 votes as against 3,52,999 by Sunil Kumar. The electoral loss for BJP comes at time when the party is in a turmoil following the revolt led by B S Yeddyurappa for his reinstatement as chief minister. 2012 bypoll: Setback for BJP, Congress wins in Karnataka and Gujarat - Indian Express Don't think BJP will be defeated in Gujarat(only due to Modi),but BJP will surely loose Karnataka.