Bengaluru, May 14: The results for the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 will be declared on Tuesday, May 15. Counting of votes will begin at 8 am today and the final results are expected to be out by late afternoon. All eyes are on whether the Congress will be able to retain power or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will return to the state even as exit polls have predicted to a hung Assembly. India.com will be live with the coverage of Karnataka Vidhana Soudha poll results from 6 am tomorrow. Get Live updates on Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2018 here.
To get minute to minute updates on Karnataka election results, you can log on to www.india.com and check the complete coverage of the Assembly poll here. The coverage will include live updates on counting of votes, constituency and region-wise results as well as live streaming from Zee News Hindi. You can also check updates on key candidates, key constituencies, winners’ lists here.
You can also follow results on the Election Commission of India Website www.eci.nic.in . Click on the Assembly Elections 2018 banner on the home page of ECI website to go to the Karnataka elections page. On the Karnataka elections page, click on results.
Voting for the Karnataka elections was held on Saturday, May 12. Karnataka witnessed a record 72.13 per cent voter turnout on Saturday, the highest since the 1952 assembly polls. “The voter turnout in the polls broke all records last night. By midnight, the figures showed that it was 72.13 per cent,” Chief Electoral Officer Sanjeev Kumar said.
Meanwhile, repolling was held at polling booth number 20 and 21 in Kushtagi assembly constituency and Hebbala constituency’s Lottagollanahalli booth number 2. The repolling was necessitated due to technical errors on May 12, when polling was held across the 222 constituencies that went to vote.
The exit polls have predicted a hung assembly in Karnataka just like the opinion polls did. However, exit polls are divided on whether the Congress or the BJP will emerge as the single largest party. But a majority of exit polls have predicted advantage BJP, with Today’s-Chanakya Times Now predicting a clear mandate for the party. On the other hand, the India Today-Axis My India exit poll has predicted a clear victory for the Congress. Poll pundits have called it a wave-less election in Karnataka. It will be interesting to see what rolls out as the final picture as counting of votes takes place tomorrow.