Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Exit Polls Foster Alliance Maneuverers In Karnataka?

Karnatka polls AIR Exit Polls: Karnataka Heading For A Hung Assembly?
| 14 May, 2018, 06:07

I have been here for long, travelled across Karnataka. I will give it in writing. Notably, in the run-up to the Assembly elections, Siddaramaiah had expressed confidence that he would continue as the chief minister of the state.

"It is heartening to tell you that women and young voters have come out in large numbers in this election and we are expecting voter turnout percentage to cross 70 per cent", he told reporters here.

On the BJP attacking former Union minister P. Chidambaram as regards the CBI filing chargesheets against his family members over alleged illegal assets, the Congress leader said, "If the defence minister (Nirmala Sitharaman) is speaking to the press and levelling such charges on a former minister, we would like her to answer questions about Rafale, Doklam.and frequent cross-border incursions and violence in Kashmir".

The News Nation survey shows the BJP could end up winning 105-109 seats while Congress tally will nosedive to 71 to 75. These are my figures. "My calculations have never gone wrong", he said in Bengaluru. "We are 100 per cent sure of forming the government on May 17", he said.

The Congress had banked heavily on the charishma on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and also fielded him in two constituencies.

Hitting out at chief minister Siddaramaiah, the BJP leader said his term was over and he would lose in both places where he contested - Chamundeshwari and Badami. The Congress knows it is going to lose.


Hosakote Assembly constituency in Bengaluru Rural recorded the highest polling percentage with 89.97%.

According to the poll by Axis My India, Congress is expected to be the single-largest party in Karnataka with 106-118 seats while BJP will finish second with 79-92 seats.

The fate of almost 2,644 candidates in 222 of 224 assembly constituencies was sealed in Saturday's polls that passed off peacefully amid tight security.

To a question on the possibility of a Dalit Chief Minister, he said, "It is fine if the party decides to have a Dalit Chief Minister".

On the other hand if BJP forms the next government in Karnataka, even if it is in coalition with JD (S), it will affirm that Modi magic remains strong, Hindutva is striding on, and give BJP a drum-beating gateway to the south. Several exit polls also suggested that a hung assembly in Karnataka was also possible, with the Deve Gowda- led Janata Dal (Secular) playing a crucial role as a "kingmaker" for the next government. Relying on poll of polls is like a person who can't swim crossing a river on foot relying on a statistician who told him the average depth of the river is 4 feet. At 6 feet you drown!

Some exit polls gave almost 40 of the Scheduled Castes vote to the BJP - higher than the Congress share of 37 per cent. "Relax & enjoy your weekend", he tweeted on Sunday.

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