The campaign for the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 has entered in the final phase and both BJP and Congress are claiming to win the state elections. The fate of the 2,654 candidates contesting the assembly elections in Karnataka will be sealed in the electronic voting machines on May 12. The counting of votes will take place on May 15.
As the date of polling draws closer, both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have increased the campaign heat with road shows, election rallies and the leaders' visits to temples across the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa are the star campaigners the for BJP. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah are the star campaigner for Congress. Leaders of both the parties have left no stone unturned to draft voters in their camps.
But have their tactics worked? Has BJP managed to sway the voters from Congress with the magic of 'Modi wave' or has the incumbent retained its core voters? Let's have a look at the mood of the voters of Karnataka.
Watch LIVE India TV's Final Opinion Poll on Karnataka Elections 2018-
6:22 PM: These opinion polls should be shown to BJP President Amit Shah: Congress Spokesperson Sanjay Jha
6:21 PM: However, it is still for the people of Karnataka to decide who they chose as their chief minister: Senior journalist Pradeep Singh
6:20 PM: PM Modi's rallies have begun post the opinion poll and the environment has changed since then. We cannot deny the fact that PM Modi's rallies have a positive impact on the state: Senior journalist Pradeep Singh
6:18 PM: It is often seen that the opinion polls turn out to be wrong. Want to ask Sanjay Jha if he can list even five achievements of the Siddaramiah government:Gaurav Bhatia, BJP
6:02 PM: It is good that Sonia Gandhi ji is campaigning for her party, everybody has the right to do so: BJP President Amit Shah to India TV
6:00 PM: The people of Karnataka have decided to switch their government; I would not like to comment on Rahul Gandhi's statements: Amit Shah to India TV
5:57 PM: Siddaramaiah ji is not confident for the upcoming elections in Karnataka, the people of the state lay their faith in PM Modi: BJP President Amit Shah to India TV
5:55 PM: Amit Shah, while talking to IndiaTV during poll rally in Karnataka, says the BJP will get full majority in the state and Yeddyurappa will be the next chief minister.
5:34 PM: The upcoming elections in Karnataka is going to be only between BJP and Congress, JDS will not be able to carve a niche: Senior journalist Pradeep Singh
5:32 PM: Sitting chief minister of any state is always the one benefiting the maximum in opinion polls: BJP Spokesperson GVLN Rao
5:30 PM: Siddaramaiah has and always will be the most popular chief minister in Karnataka: Congress Spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh
5:10 PM: Rahul Gandhi has used filthy language, he also went on to say 'Gabbar Singh Tax': BJP's GVLN Rao
5:08 PM: The kind of language PM used during the Karnataka Elections 2018 doesn't behove his stature: Congress leader Akhilesh Pratap Singh
5:05 PM: We should not totally rely on opinion polls. We will surely win with thumping majority in Karnataka: BJP's GLVN Rao
4:52 PM: The people of Karnataka have seen JDS; they have also seen how Reddy brothers have looted the state: General Secretary JDS Kunwar Danish Ali
4:50 PM: I think the condition of BJP is going to get worse in Karnataka as opinion polls slowly mature: CPM's Tikender Singh
4:37 PM: I would want to ask BJP as to why are they making BS Yeddyurappa ji their CM candidate: Congress Spokesperson Alok Sharma
4:35 PM: IndiaTV Final Opinion Poll from Coastal Karnataka, Greater Bengaluru, Bombay Karnataka, Central Karnataka, Hyderabad Karnataka, South Karnataka
4:33 PM: BJP has more voters in areas like Bombay Karnataka: Senior journalist Pradeep Singh
4:20 PM: The Karnataka govt is unable to come up with their achievements when talking about development in the state, while BJP is talking about the steps taken for the state: BJP's Prem Shukla
4:14 PM: Congress Spokesperson Alok Sharma says the BJP has misled the people of the country enough, Congress is going to be victorious in the upcoming Karnataka elections
4:12 PM: You will see BS Yeddyurappa taking oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka very soon: BJP Spokesperson Prem Shukla
4:10 PM: Looking at the campaigning from BJP and Congress, we can say that the battle is going to be tough, senior journalist Pradeep Singh says
4:08 PM: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah emerges as the most popular chief minister among others as per the survey.
4:07 PM: JDS could be the kingmaker in the Karnataka assembly elections, according to India TV's Final Opinion Poll
4:05 PM: 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
# IndiaTV Final Opinion Poll on Karnataka (223 seats)
4:04 PM: India TV's Final Opinion Poll predicts Hung assembly as no party is likely to touch the magic mark in Karnataka.
4:02 PM: India TV's Final Opinion Poll- BJP 85 seats, Congress 96, JDS+ 38, Others 4
4PM: India TV brings you the ultimate opinion poll to help understand the mind of Karnataka voters.
The single-phase polling in Karnataka will be held on May 12. The Counting of votes will take place on May 15.