Karnataka exit polls: 'Congress will exit from Karnataka', says BS Yeddyurappa

13 May 2018, 01:13 | Isaac Mcdaniel

People stand in a queue to cast their vote for Karnataka assembly elections in Bengaluru on Saturday

People stand in a queue to cast their vote for Karnataka assembly elections in Bengaluru on Saturday

Soon after its exit poll predictions with VMR projected the Congress as the single largest party, the channel announced that it was going to broadcast another exit poll numbers. In the tightly-fought election, the poll of exit polls predicted that the BJP may get 99 seats, the Congress 88 and the JD (S) 33. However, India News-Today's Chanakya has predicted a clear cut majority for the BJP with 120 seats.

If it loses Karnataka, Congress will only have two small states, Mizoram and Punjab, and the small territory of Puducherry which together account for about 2.5 percent of India's population of 1.25 billion. The counting of votes would be done on May 15, Tuesday.

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.

Voters wait in a queue to cast their ballot outside a polling station during Karnataka assembly elections in Bengaluru. They predicted 80-93 and 79-82 seats for the BJP respectively. According to the exit poll, BJP is likely to get 39% votes, Congress 36%, JDS 18%, while others may get 7% votes. Several other exit polls have also predicted a possibility of hung assembly with the Janata Dal (Secular) playing a crucial role in the formation of the next government. Four others said Congress will be ahead of the BJP.

Attacking the Karnataka chief minister, he added Siddaramaiah will not win in either of the constituencies.

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Around 70 per cent of the almost five crore Karnataka voters cast their ballots on Saturday, with top leaders of all three major parties claiming to get a clear majority. Of the 5,06,90,538 eligible voters, 2,56,75,579 are men, 2,50,09,904 women and 5,055 transgender persons. Similarly, polling was disrupted in St. Xavier's Boys High School in Shivajinagar constituency in Bengaluru after the VVPAT machine malfunctioned, displaying mismatch error and not accepting the ballot, an official said.

The state police had deployed more than 43,000 personnel and 22,000 home guards across Karnataka.

While exit polls are often seen to be more indicative of the final results compared to opinion polls in the run-up to elections, of late, things have gone strikingly wrong for many pollsters. "In the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh polls, the seizures were worth Rs 150 crore".

Earlier in the day, the chief ministerial candidate of the JD-S, H.D. Kumaraswamy, met Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswami of Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math in Jayanagar amidst polling for the Karnataka Assembly.

The voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) was used for the first time in Karnataka.



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