Exit Poll on Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 Live UpdatesIndia TV-VMR Exit Poll has predicted hung assembly in Karnataka with the Congress likely to win 97 seats, BJP 94 seats and JD(S)+ 28 seats. Others are likely to get 3 seats.
The state elections more or less turned into a prestige issue for both the BJP, which is anxiously hoping to turn the tide with its aggressive campaigning and inviting manifesto.
The Congress, on the other hand, is hoping to break the jinx as no party in Karnataka has won a second successive term in office since 1985 when the Janata Dal under Ramakrishna Hegde had retained power.
At this point, India TV has come up with the Exit Poll on Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018, to get a glimpse of what the people of the poll-bound state think about the high-stakes battle that could change the course of state's political history.
As it happened:
09:40 pm: According to latest update (based on voting till 6pm), IndiaTV-VMR predicts 97 seats for Congress, 94 seats for BJP, 28 seats for JD(S) and 3 seats for others.
07:50 pm: Is it not a fact that the BJP tried to divide people on Hindu-Muslim lines in Karnataka, asks Sanjay Jha.
07:48 pm: RSS is the biggest example of nepotism, says Sanjay Jha of Congress
07:20 pm: In Old Mysore, out of 55 seats, Congress may get 21 seats, BJP 7 seats and others 2 seats.
07:15 pm: In Mumbai Karnataka, out of 50 seats, Congress likely to get 26 seats, BJP 23 seats and JD(S)+ 1 seat
07:10 pm: In Hyderabad Karnataka, out of 31 seats, Congress to get 12 seats while the BJP is likely to get 19 seats.
07:05 pm: In Greater Bangaluru, out of 30 seats, both Congress and BJP likely to get 14 seats each, JD(S)+ to get 2 seats
07:00 pm: In Coastal Karnataka, out of 21 seats, Congress to get 13 seats, BJP 8 seats
06:55 pm: In Central Karnataka, out of 35 seats, Congress likely to win 12 seats, BJP 17 seats, JD(S)+ 5 seats and others 1 seat
06:50 pm: The Congress likely to get 38.4% votes, Congress 34.6% and JD(S)+ 17.4%. Others are likely to get 8% votes
06:41 pm: JD(S) ready to sit in opposition, says Tanveer Ahmad
06:33 pm: Congress likely to get 97 seats, BJP 87, JD(S)+ 35, others likely to get 3 seats
06:31 pm: India TV-VMR Exit Poll predicts hung assembly in Karnataka.
06:23 pm: Gaurav Bhatia of BJP takes a jibe at Meem Afzal, says the analysis of attendance at public rallies may have been given to the Congress by Cambridge Analytica (CA).
06:21 pm: Large gathering at election rallies (Referring to PM Modi's rallies) does not give any sense of public mood, says Meem Afzal of Congress
06:14 pm: No wave in favour of any party was witnessed in our exit poll, says Jay Mriga of VMR
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According to Election Commission, a 70 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the high-stakes Karnataka Assembly polls on Saturday.The last Assembly election in the southern state in 2013 had witnessed 71.4 per cent polling, the poll panel said.