K'taka Election Results Live: Cong and BJP hit back after crossing magic number
K'taka Election Results Live: Cong and BJP hit back after crossing magic number

BANGALORE: Looking at the latest trends till 12:20 hrs,  the congress is ahead in 124  seats, while the BJP  is ahead in 70 seats,  JDS is leading 23 seats, while others scores 7

The Basavaraj Bommai-led BJP government is hoping to break the 38-year long anti-incumbency approach of not returning an incumbent government to power in Karnataka. Congress is aiming to regain electoral gains with a landslide victory. JDS is trying to increase the number of seats.

A party or coalition needs to win 113 seats to secure a majority in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly. Exit polls predict that the Congress will have an edge in a tough fight with the BJP. Many have predicted a hung legislature. In such a scenario, HD Kumaraswamy's JDS may become the kingmaker.

While the main talking point in the BJP's manifesto was the promise of a Uniform Civil Code and National Register of Citizens, the Congress promised to raise the reservation threshold from 50% to 75%, eradicate public works corruption and take strong legal action. It also promises action against organizations like Bajrang Dal and Popular Front of India.

After 15 minutes of counting, BJP won with 66 seats. Congress was leading in 61 seats. JDS showed lead in 12 seats. An hour after the first results came out in Karnataka, the Congress is leading in 113 seats, which would require an absolute majority. Congress had a clear lead from the first minute of counting. The Congress, which was behind the BJP at one stage, came back strong. Two hours after the election results are out, the lead level is advancing by expressing the hope of retaining the absolute majority of 113 seats. Congress is ahead with a clear lead in 115 seats. BJP is ahead in only 78 seats. JDS secures dominance in 26 seats.

BJP's advantage is only in the coastal region, Congress is also in JDS power centers

In Karnaka region-wise election results are out, BJP has an advantage only in the coastal region. In all the remaining seats, the Congress has clearly dominated. Congress also led in JDS Shakti Kendras in Old Mysuru region. In Kalyana Karnataka, Kittur Karnataka, Madhya Karnataka, Old Mysuru and Bengaluru regions, the lead of the Congress in the seats reached double digits.

The Congress is asserting that it will be able to form the government on its own even after 12 o'clock after the election results are released in Karnataka. Congress is ahead in 119 seats, crossing the magic number of absolute majority of 113. Let the BJP
The lead reduced to 75 seats. JDS, predicted to be a decisive force, is advancing in 24 seats.

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