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Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 Live Results: BJP crosses halfway mark, set to form government

The BJP crosses halfway mark, set to form government

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:56

BENGALURU: The Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP crossed the halfway mark within the first three hours of counting during Karnataka Assembly Polls Results 2018. The party is now set to form the government, winning more than 121 seats. The Congress, which got an early lead, could barely hold on to 57 seats. JDS+ also secured a lead in 42 seats. BJP candidate Yeddyurappa is leading From Shikaripura. Incumbent Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah trailed behind in Chamundeshwari and maintained a small lead in Badami seats 

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The counting is currently underway at 38 centres in 30 districts across the state. 

The fates of over 2,600 candidates, contesting from 222 seats out of 224-assembly constituencies, including 36 reserved for Scheduled Castes and 15 for the Scheduled Tribes, will be out by the end of the day.

A whopping 72.13 percent of the 4.94-crore strong electorate voted on Saturday, May 12, recording the highest voter turnout in the last 35 years. 

Siddaramaiah-led Congress, which is eyeing a second consecutive term in the state, fought in all 222 constituencies. The BJP, which is eyeing the 22nd state in its kitty, also fought from 222 constituencies. BS Yeddyurappa is BJP's chief ministerial candidate. The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) fielded candidates for 201 seats while its ally Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) contested from 21 seats. There were 1,155 Independents and about 800 candidates from national, regional and fringe parties.

Exit polls on Saturday predicted a hung Assembly, most predicting a close contest between the ruling Congress and its main rival the BJP. Deve Gowda-led JDS is likely to be the kingmaker, if the no party manages to secure a majority on its own. At present, the majority mark is 112 as results will be declared for only 222 seats. 

15 May 2018, 09:13 AM

Congress is ahead in 93 seats, while Congress is close behind in 91 seats. JDS+ is still strong in 26 seats
Election trends for Karnataka Assembly Elections: 211/222
BJP: 93
Congress: 91
JDS+: 26
Others: 1


15 May 2018, 08:43 AM

BJP gets ahead, leading in 70 seats. Congress is close behind, leading in 68 seats while JDS+ is still strong in 26 seats
Early election trends for Karnataka Assembly Elections: 165/222
BJP: 70
Congress: 68
JDS+: 26
Others: 1


15 May 2018, 08:37 AM

A neck and neck fight is on in Karnataka. BJP leads in 60 seats, Congress is ahead in 65 seats while JDS is leading in 26 seats. 
Early election trends for Karnataka Assembly Elections: 152/222
BJP: 60
Congress: 56
JDS+: 26
Others: 1

15 May 2018, 08:33 AM

"Vote counting began at 8 a.m. at 38 centres in 30 districts where 72.36 per cent of the 5.07 crore electorate polled across the state on Saturday, the Election Commission official told IANS here. Votes polled in 26 of the 28 Bengaluru`s urban and rural segments are being counted at four centres across the city. "The poll panel has deployed 16,662 personnel to count votes in each segment and declare the result after the process is completed," he added. 

15 May 2018, 08:24 AM

BJP is catching up quickly, gaining leads in 33 seats. Congress is ahead in 40 seats while JDS in 10. 

Early election trends for Karnataka Assembly Elections: 84/222
BJP: 33
COngress: 40
JDS+: 10
Others: 1

15 May 2018, 08:12 AM

Early election trends for Karnataka Assembly Elections: Congress takes an early lead in 25 seats, BJP ahead in 19 seats and JDS in 9.

Karnataka: 52/222

BJP: 19
Cong: 25
JDS+: 9
Others: 0

15 May 2018, 08:00 AM

Counting begins across 283 centres across the state. The Election Commission has deployed 16,662 personnel including three flying squads in every constituency, 154 general observers, 136 expenditure observers, 34 police observers, 10,000 micro observers, 3.2 lakh polling personnel and members of the Central police forces in all polling stations.