Karnataka Election Results 2018: Coastal-Karnataka region is one of the six regions that went to polls in Karnataka elections 2018 on May 12. Prominent Assembly constituencies that fall under Coastal-Karnataka region are Udupi, Bhatkal, Kumta and Mangalore. Out of 21 seats in Coastal-Karnataka region, 13 are with the Congress, whereas the BJP has five. We will be doing live updates exclusively on Coastal-Karnataka election results 2018. Stay connected with us to get instant updates on early trends and final election results of Coastal-Karnataka region. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Voting Underway In 2nd Phase of DDC Polls Amid Tight Security
The Vidhan Sabha seats that fall under Coastal-Karnataka region Haliyal, Karwar, Kumta, Bhatkal, Sirsi, Yellapur, Byndoor, Kundapura, Udupi, Kapu, Karkal, Belthangady, Moodabidri, Mangalore City North, Mangalore City South, Mangalore, Bantval, Puttur, Sullia, Madikeri and Virajpet. Traditionally, the region is seen as a BJP bastion. It also has a sizeable population of Muslims. A higher Muslim voter turnout could favour the Congress or the Janata Dal-Secular. Also Read - GHMC Elections 2020 LIVE: 3.10% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 9 AM; Polling Underway
On Saturday, 72.13 percent of the 4.94-crore strong electorate exercised their franchise to decide the fates of 2,654 candidates, contesting for 222 seats out of 224 assembly constituencies. This was the highest recorded voter turnout in the last 35 years. Incumbent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who has been leading the Congress campaign by travelling extensively across the state, is highly confident about his party’s potential to retain the state by a huge majority. Also Read - COVID-19: BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari Passes Away, PM Modi Condoles Demise
For the BJP, led by star campaigner Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has left no stone unturned by campaigning aggressively in Karnataka, by addressing over ten rallies and is hopeful that it would wrest back power from the Congress after a decade. The JD-S is looking to establish itself once again in Karnataka politics and is expected to give a tough fight to both the BJP and the Congress.