Karnataka election 2018 : Siddaramaiah says exit polls are just for entertainment

Karnataka is the second state after Gujarat where Narendra Modi’s mass appeal has helped BJP perform well in assembly polls

While some gave the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) an edge over the ruling Congress, others had predicted that the Congress may get the most seats, making it a strong contender to form the next government in the state.

The former Chief Minister dismissed both Congress and Janata Dal (S) having any chance to form the government and insisted that there will be no need for the BJP to seek support of any "outside support" as he was extremely confident that BJP will gain a clear majority.

The contesting political parties have kept their fingers crossed until Tuesday when the actual counting will take place.

The state election commission said there was a plot to "vitiate the poll process" in Rajarajeshwari Nagar district of the state capital Bangalore. He said 164 polling units, 157 control units and 470 VVPATs had mechanical problems and were replaced.

Times Now VMR predicted the BJP getting 86, the Congress 96, JD-S 35 and others 3 while Republic TV-Jan ki bat predicted 104 seat for the BJP, 77 for the Congress, 37 for the JD-S and two for others. Rahul Gandhi and the incumbent Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah represented the Congress party. Exit polls have predicted mixed results, with the odd swinging in BJP's favour.

Polling began on Saturday in India's southern state of Karnataka, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to wrest control over one of the few places left in the hands of the opposition Congress party.

NDTV's Exit Poll said BJP will be single largest party with 98 seats, Congress second largest party with 88 seats, and JD (S) will be a Kingmaker with 33 seats. In the last elections, the party had got 40 seats.

All the exit polls have predicted that the highest number of votes will be bagged by the BJP, followed by Congress and JD (S).

Following the arrest of a BJP worker in Hebbal area of Bangalore for threatening the voters to not dare cast their votes before the local BJP MLA Narayanaswamy had cast his, the poll staff were abused by Narayanaswamy, according to a News 18 report. It has given Congress 90-103 seats to Congress, 80-93 seats to BJP and 31-39 seats to JDS.

While one may say that they are only doing their duty, a majority of the staff is made up of low- to middle-rung government officials who travel to unfamiliar places, get minimal facilities and do a hard job under trying circumstances.

As per the EC, a total of 600 pink polling stations were set up across the state, which was completely managed by women.

Malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) units, which were introduced for the first time across the State, disrupted polling briefly in many constituencies.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Raptors fire Dwane Casey as head coach
May 12, 2018 - 06:20
Assistant coach Nick Nurse and Raptors 905 (G-League) head coach Jerry Stackhouse are other possible candidates. That included at least 48 wins in each of the past five seasons and a franchise-record 59 wins this season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Police search for bodies where Mich. child killer buried teen
May 11, 2018 - 02:03
Dwyer said crews really didn't start systematically searching until Tuesday, after clearing trees and brush on Monday. She had planned to sleep over a friend's house across the street. "I just remember her as a very quiet person".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iraqi forces capture five top ISIS leaders in cross-border raid
May 11, 2018 - 02:02
The news comes just after Islamic State militants re-pledged their loyalty to the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last month. Hashimi described Eithawi and Jamal as the two most senior Islamic State figures ever to be captured alive.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Walmart wins battle for India's Flipkart
May 11, 2018 - 02:02
The association of India asked the government to take strong steps to ensure adherence to FDI policy. Reuters has reported Google-parent Alphabet may buy a roughly 15% stake in Flipkart for $3 billion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LG brings Google Assistant to its 2018 ThinQ TVs powered by webOS
May 11, 2018 - 02:01
It's rolling out gradually this week and will be available to everyone on Android , iOS and the web in 127 countries by next week. Based on what we're seeing, however, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are putting Apple's Siri in a serious catch up position.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Which Winning Act From Yesterday's Eurovision Semi Final Is Your Favourite?
May 10, 2018 - 06:46
As reported, Ukraine on "Eurovision-2018" it will present with the song "Under the Ladder". "Wouldn't it be a dream?" said Kealy. The Eurovision Song Contest kicks off on Tuesday night with the first semi-final.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Accident in Poland: intercity highway flooded with liquid chocolate
May 10, 2018 - 06:46
The was truck surrounded by brown chocolate that covered six lanes on a major highway, blocking traffic in both directions. Officials say that the chocolate began to cool and harden nearly immediately, making cleanup a hard task.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Five Australian politicians resign in latest citizenship scandal
May 10, 2018 - 06:44
With Gallagher disqualified and now four more quitting their positions, there will be a total of five by-elections coming up. Attorney-General Christian Porter declared the court had provided a "crisp and crystal-clear clarification" of the law.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Six killed in clashes between police and Islamists at Indonesia jail
May 10, 2018 - 06:42
Islamic State sympathizers have carried out a series of mostly low-level attacks in Indonesia over the past few years. A group of Islamist militants planned to attack this detention center as well as other police stations across Depok .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron James On Fire As The Cavs Coast To Eastern Conference Finals
May 09, 2018 - 00:38
An Ibaka three-pointer cut the lead to 49-45 only to have the Cavaliers grab the game by the scruff of its neck. Toronto is 0-2 all-time when it falls behind 0-3 (swept in 2015 by Washington and 2017 by Cleveland).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Destiny 2: Warmind DLC out now
May 09, 2018 - 00:38
Below we've got the info you need for the Destiny 2 max light level and max level cap increases that have come with Warmind . Fans can also expect new themed firearms, gear and armour, not to mention The Valkyrie Javelin relic weapon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gunman shoots self after killing 3, holding wife captive
May 09, 2018 - 00:38
But after Snyder refused to leave the home, a SWAT team vehicle rammed down a door and he shot himself in the head. Police reportedly found "a number" of guns in the home, Manger said at the press conference.

Conte Urges Players For More Action Ahead Of Huddersfield Clash
May 09, 2018 - 00:38
Salah, who has scored 43 goals this season, is the Reds' biggest threat to Madrid, in a game where Los Blancos are the favourites. Giroud added: " They lost this weekend , so it gives us a bit more energy and hope, so that's why we want to fight to the end".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Shakes Wide Swath Of Southern California
May 09, 2018 - 00:36
The epicenter was located almost 7 miles north of Cabazon, a town of about 2,500 located 90 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. While information is still coming in, the government agency said there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon Alexa is ready for Star Wars Day, just ask her
May 08, 2018 - 00:56
It's worth noting that some smartphones, such as the Huawei Mate 9 , did come with Alexa integration in the past. The answer should be (or will be soon): "I like Cortana ".