The Hindu nationalist BJP and its allies hold power in 22 of India's 29 states, but after Karnataka, three more state elections are due to take place by the end of the year. Some polls are still showing the mixed response and you can check India Today-Axis My India exit poll, News24 with Chanakya exit poll and others.
On the other hand, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman mocked Siaddramaiah's comments, saying that such a comment proved that the Congress has "lots of doubts" regarding its win. "At 6 feet you drown".
The exit polls run by Republic TV-Jan Ki Baat and ABP-CVoter predicted that the BJP will emerge as the largest party by getting 95-114 and 97-109 seats, respectively. Relax & enjoy your weekend.
Both Prime MInister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi have been campaigning hard in the state for the past couple of days.
Exit polls released by various news organisations and survey agencies on Saturday revealed the possibility of a hung assembly with majority predicting that BJP will likely emerge as the single-largest party in the 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 Congress leader said, "This will be my last election". We are coming back. However, powerful Vokkaliga (Gowda) leader and senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar indicated that the question of chief ministership is open in the event of the Congress forming the Government. The BJP will win more than 125-130 seats. "They won't say because their mindset is like that while Siddaramaiah, true to the Congress culture, has spoken very boldly and transparently indicating the confidence we have in our victory", he added. The Congress knows that it will lose. "We are 100 per cent sure of forming the Government on May 17".
Some 70 per cent voters exercised their franchise for Karnataka Assembly polls on Saturday, the Election Commission said here. National General Secretary Danish Ali said that Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) CM candidate Yeddyurappa claims will prove wrong when the results will be declared.
Siddaramaiah's statement triggered speculation that Congress is anticipating a fractured verdict and is playing the Dalit card to negotiate a post-poll tie up with the JD (S).
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