Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 Live Results: Krishnarajanagara, Hunasuru, Heggadadevankote, Nanjangud, Chamundeshwari, Krishnaraja, Chamaraja, Narasimharaja, Varuna, T Narasipur, Hanur, Kollegal, Chamarajanagar, Gundlupet

The exit polls for Karnataka polls 2018 conducted by different channels predicted a hung assembly. While some polls speculated Congress as the single largest party, others claimed that the BJP will win the largest number of seats. JD-S will remain at the third spot, according to most exit polls.

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:30

BENGALURU: The results of the high-pitched Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 will be announced on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The counting of votes is underway amid tight security cover. A neck-and-neck contest is going on between the ruling Congress and Opposition BJP. Here are the latest updates for Krishnarajanagara, Hunasuru, Heggadadevankote, Nanjangud, Chamundeshwari, Krishnaraja, Chamaraja, Narasimharaja, Varuna, T Narasipur, Hanur, Kollegal, Chamarajanagar, Gundlupet assembly constituencies of Karnataka.

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A single-phase polling was held in 222 constituencies out of the 224 elected seats in the Assembly, including 36 reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and 15 for the Scheduled Tribes (ST). The election for the Jayanagara seat in Bengaluru was countermanded following the death of BJP candidate and sitting MLA B N Vijaykumar on May 4. The Election Commission has deferred the polls for the Rajarajeswari Nagar seat to May 28 after a massive row erupted over a large number of voter ID cards being found in a Bengaluru apartment. 

The exit polls for Karnataka polls 2018 conducted by different channels predicted a hung assembly. While some polls speculated Congress as the single largest party, others claimed that the BJP will win the largest number of seats. JD-S will remain at the third spot, according to most exit polls.

While the Siddaramaiah-led ruling Congress is confident of restoring power for a second consecutive term, the Opposition BJP is eyeing to spread its wings on the 22nd state. The 224-member Assembly expires on May 28 in the state where the Congress is currently in power, with 122 seats against the BJP's 43. Karnataka is one of the eight states where polls were scheduled this year. Now it is to see if the Congress can restore power or the Narendra Modi-powered BJP will foil its plan and make a comeback with BS Yeddyurappa at the helm in Karnataka.

15 May 2018, 09:30 AM

These are initial trends, we hope Congress will form the government in Karnataka and are confident of it, but yes all options (allying with JDS) are open: Ashok Gehlot, Congress

15 May 2018, 09:15 AM

A neck-and-neck fight is on in Karnataka with the BJP leading on 93 seats, Congress on 91 seats and JDS on 26 seats.

Election trends for Karnataka Assembly Elections: 210/222

BJP: 93
Congress: 91
JDS+: 26
Others: 0

15 May 2018, 09:09 AM

Here are the official EC trends: BJP is leading on 22 seats, Congress is leading on 13 seats, JDS on 3 and others on 1 seat

15 May 2018, 08:59 AM

15 May 2018, 08:48 AM

The voter turnout which was recorded 72.13 per cent is the highest in the Karnataka Assembly elections since the 1952 state polls.

15 May 2018, 08:42 AM

Trends coming in which says BJP is leading with 70 seats, Congress a close second with 68 seats while JDS standing third with 26 seats and others 1 seat.

15 May 2018, 08:37 AM

Early election trends for Karnataka Assembly Elections: 152/222

BJP: 60
Congress: 56
JDS+: 26
Others: 1

15 May 2018, 08:28 AM

Early election trends for Karnataka Assembly Elections: 84/222

BJP: 33
Congress: 40
JDS+: 10
Others: 1

15 May 2018, 08:27 AM

The counting of votes has begun at 38 centres across Karnataka. Nearly five crore voters have exercised their franchise to decide the fates of over 2600 candidates.

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