The term of Assembly in the southern state of Karnataka will end on May 28. For the formation of a new assembly, voting has been done for 222 out of 224 seats.
With the end of voting, exit polls of Television Channels have also started to appear. Three out of five exit poles have shown the BJP moving forward and the Congress seems to be getting an edge in two.
Take a look at these exit polls (8 PM) –
There are 5 crore 7 lakh voters in Karnataka. In this assembly elections, a total of 2,622 candidates took part in which 217 were women. Vote for voters from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday evening.
According to the Election Commission, the total turnout was 64.35 percent till 5 pm. According to the commission, the percentage of voting was good in the villages, whereas in the city it was a little less.
No voting on two seats
Voting has not been done in two out of 224 seats in Karnataka. The BJP candidate from Jaynagar seat, BN, due to a heart attack last Friday. Vijay Kumar was killed and therefore the elections will be held here later. After the incident of fake fake voter ID card in the RR Nagar area, the Election Commission has decided to cancel the election here.
The Election Commission has said that elections will be held on 28th of December in RRNagar and the counting of votes will be done on 31st May. The announcement of the date of voting will be done in the Jaynagar seat soon.
Since independence, till 1983, there has been a Congress government in Karnataka; for some time the Janata Party and later the Janata Dal also took power. There is a BJP government in 2007 for 7 days and then from 2008 to 2013.
In Karnataka, the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party, and the Janata Dal Secular (JDS) are in stiff competition. Here is the challenge of bringing Congress back to the present Siddaramaayya government, then the BJP has the challenge of changing the existing power