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Exit polls predict hung assembly in Karnataka, most show BJP in lead

Exit polls predict hung assembly in Karnataka, most show BJP in lead

There is also no need for me to think in terms of forging an alliance with JD (S) as we are sure that BJP will gain majority. However, some polls said the ruling Congress will emerge as the largest party.

Nevertheless, the Karnataka Chief Minister's softened stance and his comments on paving way for another leader, if Congress leadership demands it, certainly comes as big news for both Congress and JD (S).

As soon as polling for 222 of the 224-member Karnataka Assembly concluded on Saturday, different media organisations and poll observers started to predict possible scenarios about the results.

The BJP and its allies are now in power in 22 of India's 29 states, but after Karnataka, three more state elections will fall due by the end of the year. They put the Congress tally at 73-82 and 87-99, respectively, and saw JDS cornering 32-43 and 21-30 seats. Also, some said that the exit polls aren't true and the truth will come out on Tuesday when the election commission will count the voting and tell the result to the whole nation.

As voting ended in Karnataka on Saturday, six out of eight major exit polls aired by six national television channels and one regional channel, predicted that the BJP would get the largest number of seats in the new assembly. I have nothing to say if Mr Siddaramaiah is still claiming Congress will retain power.

Karnataka has an electorate of over 4.97 crores, including 2.52 crore men and 2.45 crore women. At 6 feet you drown!

The current Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah made a crucial statement today that he and his party is ready to hand over chief minister's post Dalit candidate.

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Siddaramaiah today mocked the exit polls, calling them "entertainment for the next 2 days" as he asked party workers to "relax and enjoy your weekend".

Surveys varied in their predictions for seats for the three parties but the figures clearly indicated that the JD-S could have a decisive role in government formation.

Times Now broadcast two exit polls.

If the predictions in most of these Exit Polls come true, the BJP leadership will be jubilant enough as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's self-declared mission "Congress Free" India would come true.

Siddharamaiah completes five years in office as Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Counting of votes will take place on May 15.


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