Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Women, youth voted in large numbers in Karnataka polls: CEO Sanjeev Kumar

Women, youth voted in large numbers in Karnataka polls: CEO Sanjeev Kumar

In a similar incident, the Income Tax (IT) Department conducted raids at a resort in Badami on May 8, where the Congress leaders had been lodging for campaigning purposes.

Yesterday, Siddaramaiah had said that he was willing to vacate his chief ministerial post for a Dalit. Most exit polls have predicted that former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda led-Janata Dal (Secular) will emerge as the be a kingmaker should there will be a hung assembly. "Every Congressman or (party) activist I have met in Karnataka has no doubt that we will be the single largest party".

So far, the BJP is leading in 7 seats in coastal Karnataka, while Congress is leading in 3. The turnout was the highest-ever in Karnataka since the 1952 Assembly elections, he said.

Earlier this year, for example, the Meghalaya governor invited a coalition of the BJP and other parties to form the government even though the Congress Party was the largest in terms of MLAs.

According to the latest numbers, the Indian National Congress got 98.3 lakh votes (38.0%), while the BJP got only 95.1 lakh votes (36.7%).

NewsX-CNX exit poll has claimed that the BJP is set to be elected as the single largest party in the state, with close to 102-110 seats, followed by the Congress with 72-78 seats and the JDS with 35-39 seats.

The Congress had won 122 seats and the BJP 40 seats in the last Karnataka Assembly election in 2013.

India Today-Axis My India surveyed 70,574 voters in all the 222 assemblies that went to polls.

The results of the election could lead to an alliance between JD (S) and the Congress in the general elections of 2019.

Karnataka has voted and now we await the results. It said that the JD (S) will win 30-39 seats and others 2-4 seats. Till the time a majority is achieved and a party is ready to come to power, the state is under President's rule.

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