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Karnataka exit polls: No telling which way the wind blows, result on May 15

Riding on Modi wave, BJP hopes to snatch yet another state from the Congress, while JD(S) is projected to play the kingmaker

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Karnataka Election 2018 LIVE: BJP's Yeddyurappa (contesting from Shikaripura), Siddramaiah from Badami and national president of the Janata Dal (Secular) party H D Gowda
Karnataka Election 2018 LIVE: BJP's Yeddyurappa (contesting from Shikaripura), Siddaramaiah from Badami and national president of the Janata Dal (Secular) party H D Gowda

There's no telling who would emerge victorious in battleground Karnataka. The results would be announced on May 15.  A roundup of today's voting in Karnataka Election 2018: The Bharatiya Janata Party's Chief Ministerial face B S Yeddyurappa was among the first to vote at Shikaripura in Shivamogga district. He has claimed that the BJP will secure 140-150 seats and that he will invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his swearing in.   Siddaramaiah ridiculed Yeddyurappa after voting on Saturday, saying the BJP leader was "mentally disturbed" and that the Congress was sure of bagging more than 120 seats.   Janata Dal-Secular chief and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, his wife Chennamma and second son H.D. Revanna cast their votes in their hometown Holenarsipura in Hassan district. "We expect to form the government as we have done well to get a majority," Deve Gowda told reporters.     India Today-Axis My India exit poll suggests Congress will emerge as single-largest party. Chanakya exit poll suggests BJP will emerge victorious   Chanakya exit poll Vote share BJP 120 Congress 73 JD(S) 26 Others 3   Reacting to India Today-Axis exit poll, Chief minister Siddaramaiah says, "I was expecting this. The exit poll by India Today is closer to truth. For 6 months now, I have been saying the same thing. I understand the pulse of the people, so I was confident that Congress will win majority and come to power." As you can see below, most exit polls are predicting a hung assembly for Karnataka Election 2018. A party that wins 113 seats will form a government in the state.

2018: About 70 per cent polling was today recorded in Karnataka, which is witnessing a three-cornered contest among the ruling Congress, the BJP and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda's JD(S). Election authorities said "moderate to brisk" voting has been witnessed in 222 out of 224 seats where polling began at 7 am. 

There were reports about a delay in polling due to some technical issues with the electronic voting machines (EVMs) from different parts of the state. Suspecting something fishy, both Congress and BJP have pointed accusing fingers at each other in the matter. Re-polling would take place in Hebbal assembly constituency's Polling Station Number 2 after polling was stopped due to EVM failure.

Over 2,600 candidates are in the fray-- more than 2,400 men and over 200 women.

The total voters including service electors according to the 2018 final rolls are 5,06,90,538, of whom 2,56,75,579 male voters, 2,50,09,904 female and 5,055 transgender voters.

Karnataka exit poll 2018: Exit polls have predicted that there will a hung assembly in Karnataka and JD(S) will be the kingmaker. Exit polls indicated a clear victory for BJP with 120 seats, followed by Congress with 73 seats and JD(S) 26. India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll data indicates 106-118 seats for Congress, BJP 79-92, followed by JD(S) with 22-30 seats. 

Click here to read our full coverage on Karnataka exit polls 2018

In order to win, a party requires 113 seats. result would be announced on May 15. 

First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 20:44 IST
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Karnataka exit polls: No telling which way the wind blows, result on May 15

Riding on Modi wave, BJP hopes to snatch yet another state from the Congress, while JD(S) is projected to play the kingmaker

Riding on Modi wave, BJP hopes to snatch yet another state from the Congress, while JD(S) is projected to play the kingmaker
2018: About 70 per cent polling was today recorded in Karnataka, which is witnessing a three-cornered contest among the ruling Congress, the BJP and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda's JD(S). Election authorities said "moderate to brisk" voting has been witnessed in 222 out of 224 seats where polling began at 7 am. 

There were reports about a delay in polling due to some technical issues with the electronic voting machines (EVMs) from different parts of the state. Suspecting something fishy, both Congress and BJP have pointed accusing fingers at each other in the matter. Re-polling would take place in Hebbal assembly constituency's Polling Station Number 2 after polling was stopped due to EVM failure.

Over 2,600 candidates are in the fray-- more than 2,400 men and over 200 women.

The total voters including service electors according to the 2018 final rolls are 5,06,90,538, of whom 2,56,75,579 male voters, 2,50,09,904 female and 5,055 transgender voters.

Karnataka exit poll 2018: Exit polls have predicted that there will a hung assembly in Karnataka and JD(S) will be the kingmaker. Exit polls indicated a clear victory for BJP with 120 seats, followed by Congress with 73 seats and JD(S) 26. India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll data indicates 106-118 seats for Congress, BJP 79-92, followed by JD(S) with 22-30 seats. 

Click here to read our full coverage on Karnataka exit polls 2018

In order to win, a party requires 113 seats. result would be announced on May 15. 
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Karnataka exit polls: No telling which way the wind blows, result on May 15

Riding on Modi wave, BJP hopes to snatch yet another state from the Congress, while JD(S) is projected to play the kingmaker

2018: About 70 per cent polling was today recorded in Karnataka, which is witnessing a three-cornered contest among the ruling Congress, the BJP and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda's JD(S). Election authorities said "moderate to brisk" voting has been witnessed in 222 out of 224 seats where polling began at 7 am. 

There were reports about a delay in polling due to some technical issues with the electronic voting machines (EVMs) from different parts of the state. Suspecting something fishy, both Congress and BJP have pointed accusing fingers at each other in the matter. Re-polling would take place in Hebbal assembly constituency's Polling Station Number 2 after polling was stopped due to EVM failure.

Over 2,600 candidates are in the fray-- more than 2,400 men and over 200 women.

The total voters including service electors according to the 2018 final rolls are 5,06,90,538, of whom 2,56,75,579 male voters, 2,50,09,904 female and 5,055 transgender voters.

Karnataka exit poll 2018: Exit polls have predicted that there will a hung assembly in Karnataka and JD(S) will be the kingmaker. Exit polls indicated a clear victory for BJP with 120 seats, followed by Congress with 73 seats and JD(S) 26. India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll data indicates 106-118 seats for Congress, BJP 79-92, followed by JD(S) with 22-30 seats. 

Click here to read our full coverage on Karnataka exit polls 2018

In order to win, a party requires 113 seats. result would be announced on May 15. 

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