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Karnataka polls result'BJP's southward march begins'- top 10 developments

Karnataka Assembly election 2018 results are not far away, with the BJP looking at a victory in the southern state after a blitz of rallies by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top leaders

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 TV reports, the BJP was leading in 112 seats, Congress was leading in 70 seats, the JD(S) in 38, and others in two seats. Trends showed BJP chief ministerial Candidate B S Yeddyurappa was leading from Shikaripura, while Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was leading from the Badami seat and was trailing from Chamundeshwari. Further, BJP workers were reportedly celebrating outside the party office in Bengaluru.According to official Election Commission trends as of 12.50 pm, the BJP was leading in 104 seats and had won four seats, the Congress was leading in 69 seats and had won one, the Janata Dal (Secular) was leading in 40 seats, the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party was leading in one, the Bahujan Samaj Party was leading in one, and the independents were leading in one seat.The Election Commission has deployed 16,662 personnel for counting of votes amid tight security.


"Postal ballots will be counted first before the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are opened," Kumar said.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) BJP takes lead: Trends showed the BJP was leading in 112 seats, Congress was leading in 70 seats, the JD(S) in 38, and others in two seats, IndiaToday reported.According to official Election Commission trends as of 12.50 pm, the BJP was leading in 104 seats and had won four seats, the Congress was leading in 69 seats and had won one, the Janata Dal (Secular) was leading in 40 seats, the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party was leading in one, the Bahujan Samaj Party was leading in one, and the independents were leading in one seat.Karnataka Assembly election 2018 results todayKarnataka Assembly election 2018 results today. Source: EC 2) 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. 3) Yeddyurappa takes lead in Shikaripura: BJP chief ministerial Candidate B S Yeddyurappa was leading from Shikaripura seat by 3,420 votes over Congress' G B Malatesh, news agency ANI reported. 4) Kumaraswamy takes lead: JD(S)'s H D Kumaraswamy was leading over Congress' Iqbal Husaain by over 7,000 votes in Ramanagara, he was also leading from Channapatna, news agency ANI reported. 5) Congress open to post-poll alliance with JD(S): Congress' Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday told news agencies that "... We hope Congress will form the government in Karnataka and are confident of it, but yes all options (allying with JD(S)) are open." 6) BJP rules out post-poll alliance with JD(S): BJP's Sadananda Gowda told news agencies, "There is no question of alliance (with JD(S)) as we are already crossing 112 seats." 7) 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. 8) 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. 9) 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. 10) Ram Madhav thanks RSS cadre: BJP leader Ram Madhav told news agencies: "I would like to thank the people of Karnataka for this mandate. Also, credit goes to the hard work of PM Modi and Amit Shah ji, as well as state leadership, party workers and RSS cadre. BJP's southward march has begun."Further, Madhav said that the Sangh Parivar cadres have helped BJP enormously. "In certain regions, like coastal Karnataka, Parivar has helped us a lot," he said.

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Karnataka polls result 'bjp's southward march begins' top 10 developments  

Karnataka polls result: 'BJP's southward march begins'; top 10 developments Karnataka Assembly election 2018 results are not far away, with...

Karnataka polls result 'bjp's southward march begins' top 10 developments  

Karnataka polls result: 'BJP's southward march begins'; top 10 developments Karnataka Assembly election 2018 results are not far away, with...

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