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Karnataka election result 2018- Siddaramaiah meets Governor, resigns as CM The Karnataka Assembly polls verdict is a short way off as the BJP looks set to fall short of a majority on its own and Congress makes a bid to lend support to JD(S)

The Karnataka Assembly election 2018 result is close to being known as vote counting is underway on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally blitz in the state poised to pay off. According to official Election Commission figures as of 16:11 pm, the BJP was leading in 26 seats and had won 78 seats, the Congress was leading in 30 seats and had won 48, the Janata Dal (Secular) was leading in 14 seats and had won 23, the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party had won one seat, the Bahujan Samaj Party won one seat, and the independents were leading in one seat. Meanwhile, Siddaramaiah has submitted his resignation to the Governor of Karnataka. Meanwhile, four of the seven polling agencies predicted in their exit polls that the BJP would emerge as the single-largest party today. While most exit polls predicted a hung Assembly with the BJP ahead, two said the BJP would either come very close to or cross


the halfway mark of 112 seats, while the India Today-Axis exit poll said the Congress might bag a majority. All exit polls gave the H D Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal (Secular) nearly two dozen seats or more, which could make it the kingmaker if there is a hung Assembly. Top 10 developments on Karnataka election 2018 results: 1) The BJP could come up short of a majority on its own: According to official Election Commission figures as of 16:11 pm, the BJP was leading in 26 seats and had won 78 seats, the Congress was leading in 30 seats and had won 48, the Janata Dal (Secular) was leading in 14 seats and had won 23, the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party had won one seat, the Bahujan Samaj Party won one seat, and the independents were leading in one seat. 2) Congress backs JD-S after Karnataka delivers hung Assembly: In a dramatic turn of events after Karnataka delivered a hung Assembly, the Congress on Tuesday announced its backing to the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) to form a government to prevent the BJP from regaining power in its only southern bastion. 3. People rejected Congress' divisive politics, says BJP: With the BJP set to emerge as the single largest party in Karnataka, its leaders described today's Assembly poll results as an endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development agenda and claimed that the people had rejected the divisive, toxic and negative politics of the Congress. 4. BJP should hold elections with ballot papers, says Uddhav Thackeray: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today challenged the BJP to hold elections through ballot papers to clear doubts over the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs). 5. Omar Abdullah imitates Caesar, says 'Et tu Karnataka': Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed his feelings over the Bharatiya Janata Party's stupendous poll performance in Karnataka by imitating historic Roman leader Julius Caesar. 6) Yeddyurappa wins from Shikaripura: B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday won from the Shikaripura seat by 35,397 votes, news agencies reported. 7) Siddaramaiah leading in Badami, say TV reports: At the time of reporting, according to NDTV, early trends showed Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was leading from the Badami seat, ahead of BJP's B Sreeramulu.As of 10.15 am, Siddaramaiah was trailing from Chamundeshwari by over 12,000 votes, with JD(S)'s G T Deve Gowda leading. Siddaramaiah was leading in Badami by over 160 votes. 8) What exit polls have predicted: The India Today-Axis My India exit poll has predicted that Congress is likely to win 106-118 seats with 39 per cent vote share and will be the single-largest party in Karnataka.The Chanakya exit polls indicate a clear victory for BJP (120 seats), followed by Congress with 73 seats and JD(S) with 26 seats. 9) Yeddyurappa's aide flying to Delhi today to finalise swearing-in date: Though no


results have been declared yet, Yeddyurappa's aide and Lok Sabha MP Shobha Karandlaje told reporters in Bengaluru that he would fly to New Delhi later in the day to finalise the date for his swearing-in after consulting the national leadership. 10) Congress rushes top guns to Karnataka to ensure no Goa, Manipur fiasco repeat: Once bitten, twice shy! The Congress is taking no chances in Karnataka and has sent in its top guns to avoid a repeat of the Goa and Manipur fiascoes in the past, where it failed to form the government despite emerging as the largest party. The party has sent senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot to the southern state where results of the Assembly polls would be out today.

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Karnataka election result 2018: Siddaramaiah meets Governor, resigns as CM The Karnataka Assembly polls verdict is a short way off as the BJ...

Karnataka election result 2018 siddaramaiah meets governor, resigns as cm  

Karnataka election result 2018: Siddaramaiah meets Governor, resigns as CM The Karnataka Assembly polls verdict is a short way off as the BJ...

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