Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

BJP candidate predicts Karnataka win

BJP candidate predicts Karnataka win

There was only one exit poll which predicted a close to full majority to BJP while rest of the seven clearly mentioned a hung assembly.

Republic TV-Jan ki Baat exit poll has said that the BJP is likely to emerge as single largest party with 95-114 seats. He was sacked by Deve Gowda in 2005 after which he had joined the Congress.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G. Parameshwara meanwhile, observed that there were a dozen of aspirants for the top post, including himself, and ultimately the Congress Legislature Party would elect its leader and the party high command would take a final decision.

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief-ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa, too, dismissed the exit polls and insisted that his party would get 125 to 130 seats - more than the magic number of 113 seats in the 224-member assembly to rule the state.

The elections are over in Karnataka and the final results are due on May 15. Most exit polls have predicted that former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda led Janata Dal (Secular) [JD (S)] will be a Kingmaker as there will be a hung assembly.

The Karnataka CM is teeming with confidence as he brushes aside the exit polls as "entertainment for the next 2 days". Karnataka has an electorate of over 4.97 crore, including 2.52 crore men and 2.45 crore women. At 6 feet you drown.

However, various Exit polls conducted by visual media on Saturday had predicted a fractured mandate. "Relax & enjoy your weekend", he tweeted on Sunday. We are very confident that Congress will come back to power with a clear majority. As Anand Sharma on Friday had sought an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Randhir Sharma said that Congress leader should tell people of his achievement as central minister during the UPA regime. But he added, MLAs of the party and their opinion also need to be taken into consideration.

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.

Although the Congress has tried to manipulate the voters by playing the otherwise important Lingayat card but the BJP has apparently convinced the voters not to get misled through politics of castism but to rely on the tried and tested agenda of development adopted by the BJP.

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