Karnataka may be heading towards a hung assembly, with Congress and BJP involved in a neck-and-neck fight, and H D Devegowda's Janata Dal(S) set to emerge as the third largest party, according to India TV-VMR exit poll predictions, details of which were telecast this evening on the news channel.
The final seat tally projections show, the ruling Congress leading with 97, BJP trailing with 94 seats, and the Janata Dal(S)-BSP alliance set to become the decider with 28 seats. 'Others', that include independents, may win only three seats, says the exit poll.
Polling was held today for 222 seats in the 224-seat Karnataka assembly.
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According to the detailed exit poll projections, out of the total 35 seats in Central Karnataka, BJP may win 17, Congress 12, JD(S)-BSP 5 and Others 1, while out of the total 21 seats in Coastal Karnataka, BJP may win only eight and Congress 13.
The exit poll projection says, out of a total of 30 seats in Greater Bangalore, BJP and Congress may share 14 seats each, with two seats going to JD(S)-BSP. In Hyderabad Karnataka, out of a total of 31 seats, BJP may win 19 and Congress only 12.
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In Mumbai Karnataka having a total of 50 seats, BJP may win 23 and the Congress 26 seats, with the remaining lone seat going to JD(S)-BSP. Out of a total of 55 seats in Old Mysore, the BJP may win only seven, Congress may win 21 , JD(S)-BSP may win 25 and Others may win 2.
In South Karnataka, out of a total of 55 seats, both the Congress and the JD(S)+ are likely to win 20 seats each while others are likely to win 2 seats.
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The final seat projections: Congress 97, BJP 94, JD(S)-BSP 28 and others 3 out of a total of 222 seats.
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