Bengaluru, May 15: The Karnataka Elections 2018 Results will be declared on Tuesday. The counting of votes for 222-Assembly constituencies, out of the total 224, in Karnataka will be held today. Voting on Haliyal, Karwar, Kumta, Bhatkal and Sirsi Assembly seats, along with others, was held on May 12. Overall 70 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Karnataka Polls. The results of Haliyal, Karwar, Kumta, Bhatkal and Sirsi Assembly seats will be announced today. Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 is witnessing a tough contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Indian National Congress (INC) and Janata Dal (Secular). Siddaramaiah of the Congress is the current Chief Minister of the state. The term of current Karnataka Assembly ends on May 28. (Click here for Live Updates on Karnataka Elections 2018 Results) Also Read - BJP MLA Vijay Kumar Sinha Elected Speaker of Bihar Assembly by Majority Vote
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Haliyal, constituency number 76, went to polls on May 12. In Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018, the seat is witnessing a contest between Sunil Hegade Das of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Deshpande RV of the Indian National Congress (INC), KR Ramesh of Janata Dal (Secular) and Yamuna Gaonkar of CPI. The seat was won by Deshpande RV of the INC against Sunil Hegade of the JD(S) in 2013 Karnataka Assembly Elections. (Live streaming of Karnataka Polls Results) Also Read - Congress Leader Ahmed Patel's Last Rites To Be Held At His Native Village In Gujarat's Bharuch
Karwar, constituency number 77, is seeing a tough contest between Roopali Santosh Naik of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Satish Krishna Sail of the Indian National Congress (INC), Independent candidate Kishore Jagannath Sawant and Anand Vasant Asnotikar of Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. The seat is currently held by Independent candidate Santeesh Sail Krishna.
Kumta, constituency number 78, is being contested by Dinakar Keshav Shetty of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Sharada Mohan Shetty of the Indian National Congress (INC) and Nayak Pradeep Dayanand of JD(S) in Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. The seat was won by INC’s Sharada Mohan Shetiy in 2013 Karanataka Assembly Elections.
Bhatkal, constituency number 79, was won by Independent candidate Mankala Subba Vaidya in 2013 Karnataka Assembly elections. For Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018, the Congress has fielded Mankal Vaidya from the seat and Sunil Biliya Naik will contest for the BJP.
Sirsi, constituency number 80, was won by Anant Kageri Vishweshwar Begde of the BJP in 2013. The seat is witnessing a contest between Kageri Vishweshwar Hegde of BJP, Bhimanna Naik of the INC and Shashibhushan Hegde of the JD(S).
In the 2013 elections, the Indian National Congress (INC) won a majority of seats, with 122 out of 224 MLAs.