The blitzkrieg for Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 has entered the 11th hour today, as the people are all set to choose representatives to the 225-member assembly on May 12. The code of conduct will be applicable from today evening.
On the last day of campaigning, both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress are expected to go full throttle with extensive electioneering powered by a war of words.
From BJP's camp, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address SC/ST/OBC and Slum Morcha Karyakartas of Karnataka BJP through Narendra Modi App.BJP President Amit Shah is expected to hold a roadshow in incumbent chief minister Siddaramaiah's home ground Badami.
BJP chief ministers from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh - Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh and Raman Singh - will also hold election rallies in different parts of the state, in a final effort to sway voters in their camp.
On the last day of campaigning for #KarnatakaElection2018 23 party leaders, including Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Ananth Kumar, Piyush Goyal & Dharmendra Pradhan, to hold mega road shows in different parts of Karnataka today. pic.twitter.com/iwCtCroGic— ANI (@ANI) May 10, 2018
Meanwhile, Congress camp has planned for a lighter day with a press conference by party president Rahul Gandhi in the morning where he is expected to attack BJP and PM Modi over the issue of fake Voter IDs recovered from RR Nagar constituency in Bengaluru.
Despite extensive promotions, Karnataka is expected to throw a hung assembly.
IndiaTV Final Opinion Poll gives Congress 96 seats, BJP 85 and JDS+ 38, which is likely to play the kingmaker on the D-Day. The IndiaTV Opinion Poll, released, closest to the elections, reverberates with most of the surveys on the upcoming assembly elections.
Take a look at the different opinion polls on Karnataka Elections-
# VMR Opinion Poll on Karnataka
# Karvi Opinion Poll on Karnataka
# CSDS Opinion Poll on Karnataka
# C-Four Opinion Poll on Karnataka
# Suvarna Opinion Poll on Karnataka
Karnataka will go to polls on May 12 to elect its representatives for the 225-member assembly. The results will be out on May 15.