Bangalore, Jan 04 (Agencies): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday expressed satisfaction at the ruling BJP's showing in the zilla panchayats polls and said the results are beyond the party's expectations.

"The results of Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections have vindicated people's support to our government's development programmes. They have given a befitting reply to the baseless allegations of the opposition and are beyond the party's expectations," he told a press conference here.

BJP won 12 of the 30 zilla panchayats while Congress and JDS won four each.

The Chief Minister said the outcome had proved that BJP is not confined to urban areas, but has a base in rural areas too.

Yeddyurappa pointed out that BJP's performance was much better than in 2005, when it won just one zilla panchayat as compared to Congress, which bagged only four panchayats as against 22 in the last election.

He said the BJP was confident of gaining control in at least three of the 10 ZPs which have thrown up a fractured verdict, taking its total tally to 15.

Yeddyurappa denied that allegations of corruption and land scams faced by his government had cast a shadow on the saffron party's performance in the panchayat polls.

"The results should make opposition Congress and JDS stop levelling charges against the government and allow it to concentrate on development hereafter," he said.

He noted that JD(S) which made tall claims of performing well at the hustings had drawn a blank in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikmagalur, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Gadag and Haveri districts.

Out of 176 taluk panchayats, BJP has won in 67, Congress 29 and JDS 27, as per preliminary reports, he said.