Karnataka Assembly Election Result 2018: How will BJP's BS Yeddyurappa fare?

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He hoped that Congress party will get simple majority.

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 Karnataka Assembly has 224 seats and a party or an alliance needs 113-seats to stake a claim to form the government. Amid torrential social media campaigns and rallies, Congress, BJP and JD (S) are fighting it out to grab the southern state of Karnataka.

Among the prominent candidates are Chief Minister Siddaramaiah from Chamundeshwari district in Mysuru and Badami in Bagalkot and his son Yatindra from Varuna in Mysuru.

By evening today both the Congress and the BJP would have accepted their fates and the Janata Dal (United) which sees itself as kingmaker would also know where it stands.

India TV-VMR Exit Poll has predicted hung assembly in Karnataka. It predicts 82 to 94 seats for Congress, while JD (S) and others will get 18-31 seats and 1 to 8 seats respectively.

Chief minister Siddaramaiah, who could be the biggest stumbling block in this alliance, has already dropped hints that he will step aside for a dalit CM if the party so decides. The turnout was the highest-ever in Karnataka since the 1952 Assembly elections, he said.

Conversely, for the Congress Party and JDS, the only way to form the government would be to approach the governor promptly with proof that they have support from the majority of the MLAs, which should not be a problem given that the two parties have 114-115 MLAs between them, three or four more than required. It has given 73-82 seats to the Congress, 32-43 seats to the JD (S) and 2-3 seats to others.

The Congress won 122 seats and the BJP 40 seats in the last state election in 2013. He had said JD (S) will not back anyone.

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