BJP is staring at a humiliating defeat as Congress finds itself in the top of the list, followed by Janata Dal (Secular).
In time of crisis, BJP has suddenly started missing its former leader and former chief minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa. The rebel septuagenarian leader left BJP, as he was forced to abdicate chief minister's post after corruption charges surfaced against him.
Yeddyurappa's newly-formed party Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) played spoilsport for BJP by dividing votes. In Yeddyurappa's political career spanning for more than three decades shows how he elevated BJP in the southern region of the country.
In fact, under his leadership BJP managed to grab hold of power in the south for the first time after winning Karnataka Assembly Elections 2008.
Now, many BJP leaders and party workers are lamenting the fact that the party committed a grave mistake by losing the Lingayat leader.
Karnataka BJP MLC Lehar Singh Siroya blamed his party's loss in the state Assembly elections to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa being driven out by the leadership.
"Losing Yeddyurappa was the biggest mistake. I would want him to come back to party. The party cadre wants Yeddyurappa to return to the BJP. I admit that party high command made some mistakes," said Siroya.
But, what Yeddyurappa has to say, as BJP suddenly started missing him a lot?