A day before the D-day, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in its report says, the Congress is expected to get 95-102 seats, while the BJP will get 80-85 seats. The JD(S) party will have to settle for 35-40 seats. Also, the Karnataka intelligence wing has also given reports in favour of the Congress. Congress will win 102 seats, while BJP and JD(S) will win 70 and 28 seats respectively, according to reports.
The exit polls released after the voting have given a mixed response. Out of 7, only 2 exit polls have given an edge to the Congress over the BJP. HD Deve Gowda's JDS remained in the third position in all the exit polls.
Voting for the assembly election were held on May 12 and the counting will be held on May 15. The official figure where the voting percentage for the Karnataka assembly elections which was held on May 12 stood at 72.36. There were 5.06 crore people who exercised their franchise. The 2018 poll beat the previous record of 1978 when the voting percentage was at 71.9. In 2013, the voting percentage recorded was 71.45.
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