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Parties thank people, hope their support is in their favour

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

As polling for the assembly drew to a close today, Chief aspirants of bothnational parties, and the BJP, thanked people forparticipating in the election process and expressed hope about public support in their favour.

"Dear People of Karnataka, Thank you for exercising your franchise today.I thank all the officers & staffconnected with conducting the Election for their hard work & sincerity. And finally, to all the workers of the party - I am indebted to you for all your efforts," said in a tweet.

"We have fought this election on the plank of our 5 year performance and our vision for the state. I am confidentthe people of will bless us to continue servingthem. #KarnatakaWithCongress" he said in another tweet.

The Congress, which has not announced its Chief Ministerialcandidate, has maintained that is the face of the party during campaigning.

Meanwhile, BJP state Chief and its chief candidate B S Yeddyurappa said his party is headed towards a landslide victory with the support of the people.

"Thank you Karnataka! Gratitude to the people of for voting in large numbers today".

@BJP4Karnataka isheaded towards a landslide victory with all your blessings and support! #KarnatakaVotes4BJP #KarnatakaElections2018" Yeddyurappa said in a tweet.

Indicating a tight race between BJP and Congress, most exit polls for the electionstoday forecast a hung assembly with JD(S) likely to playthe kingmaker, but were divided on which of the two nationalparties would emerge as the largest in the House.

"I sincerely thank all the voters of Karnataka for coming out in large numbers to exercise their franchise andensuring that polling process was peaceful,' JD(S) leader said in a tweet.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 21:50 IST