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This is my last election: Siddaramaiah

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

A day after the Assembly polls, today asserted that the would retain power in the southern state and said this was his last election."

Speaking to reporters in Chamundeshwari constituency, one of the two seats from where he contested in the high-stakes polls, along with Badami in north Karnataka, the said, "This will be my last election."

To a question on the possibility of a Dalit chief minister, he said, "It is fine if the party decides to have a Dalit "

exuded confidence that the would get an absolute majority in and ruled out any possibility of a tie-up with the JD(S), led by former H D Deve Gowda.

Brushing aside the exit polls, most of which have predicted a fractured verdict with some pointing towards a possible defeat for the Congress, the tweeted, "Exit opinion polls are entertainment for the next 2 days. Relying on poll of polls is like a person who can't swim crossing a river on foot relying on a who told him the average depth of the river is 4 feet. Please note average of 6+4+2 is 4. At 6 feet you drown (sic)."

"So, workers, supporters & well wishers, don't worry about exit polls. Relax & enjoy your weekend. We are coming back (sic)," he said in another tweet.

Polling in the southern state was held yesterday and the results will be declared on Tuesday.

A 70-per cent voter turnout was recorded in the high-stakes election.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 15:30 IST