Central Karnataka Election Results 2018 Latest Updates: The counting of votes for Karnataka election results 2018 will be held on May 15 i.e. on Tuesday, today. A total of 222 out of 224-Assembly constituencies of Karnataka went to polls on May 12 (Saturday). A record 72.13 per cent voter turnout was recorded. The results for 36 seats of Karnataka Vidhan Sabha that fall under Central Karnataka region will be announced today. The main contenders in the fray for Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and HD Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal Secular (JDS) which have fielded BS Yeddyurappa, Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy as their chief ministerial candidate, respectively. (Live streaming of Karnataka Polls Results)
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Assembly constituencies that fall under Central Karnataka region are – Hadagalli, Hagaribommanahalli, Vijayanagara, Kampli, Siruguppa, Bellary, Bellary City, Sandur, Kudligi, Molakalmuru, Challakere, Chitradurga, Hiriyur, Hosadurga, Holalkere, Jagalur, Harapanahalli, Harihar, Davanagere North, Davanagere South, Mayakonda, Channagiri, Honnali, Shimoga Rural, Bhadravati, Shimoga, Tirthahalli, Shikaripura, Sorab, Sagar, Sringeri, Mudigere, Chikmagalur, Tarikere, Kadur and Pavagada. (Karnataka Exit Polls Predict a Hung House, BJP Ahead by a Nose)
The exit poll predictions for Karnataka Elections 2018 on Saturday presented a conflicting picture. Some exit polls gave the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) an edge over the ruling Congress, others predicted that the Congress might get the most seats, making it a strong contender to form the next government in the state. An indication towards a hung Assembly was also given by some exit polls.
India Today-Axis My India exit poll has predicted that Congress is likely to win 106-118 seats with 39 per cent vote share and will be the single-largest party in Karnataka, whereas BJP will win around 79-92 seats, JD(S) and its allies will bag 22-30 seats and 1-4 seats will go into the Independents’ kitty. (Karnataka Polls: Neither Siddaramaiah, Nor Yeddyurappa Will Become Chief Minister, Claims JD(S))
On the other hand, ABP C-Voter exit poll has predicted 101-113 seats for BJP, claiming that the saffron party is likely to reach the ‘magic figure’ of 113 seats. It has predicted 82 to 94 seats for Congress, while JD(S) and others will get 18-31 seats and 1 to 8 seats respectively.
The Congress is likely to be the single largest party with 90-103 seats, the BJP second largest party with 80-93 seats. It said that JD (S) will win 30-39 seats and others 2-4 seats, predicted Times Now-VMR exit poll.
NewsX-CNX exit poll claimed that the BJP is set to be elected as the single largest party in the state, with close to 102-110 seats, followed by the Congress with 72-78 seats and JDS with 35-39 seats.
The term of current Karnataka Assembly ends on May 28. Congress had won 122 seats and the BJP 40 seats in the last Karnataka Assembly election in 2013. In Karnataka, no party since 1985 came to power for a second consecutive term.