New Delhi: Karnataka Assembly Elections were held on May 10 and post-voting, survey agencies released the Exit Polls. The voting for 224 seats witnessed a 65.69 percent voter turnout and many of the Exit Polls have predicted a hung house as neither Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor Congress are able to claim a clear majority.
In the 2018 Assembly Polls, BJP won 104 seats while Congress and JD(S) won 80 and 37 respectively. BJP and Congress are the two big contenders with JD(S) being an option to form a coalition.
BJP emerged with the most number of seats while initially Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) formed the government in coalition after BJP’s CM candidate BS Yediyurappa was unable to prove a majority. The Assembly witnessed another turmoil when 16 Congress MLAs resigned and an individual MLA turned to BJP. BJP formed the government and currently, Basavaraj Bommai is the Chief Minister of the state.
Exit Poll by Matrize:
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As per Matrize, Congress is likely to form a majority government while there is a chance they might end up a few seats shy of a majority.
Exit Poll by Polstrat:
Polstart predicted a hung Assembly with Congress emerging as the party with highest seats.
Exit Poll by C-Voter:
C-Voter took a wider margin and predicted a hung Assembly in the state.
Exit Poll by Jan Ki Baat:
Jan Ki Baat predicted BJP to be the one close to majority.
Exit Poll by Axis My India:
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