Exit polls are entertainment, enjoy weekend: Siddaramaiah

Exit polls are entertainment, enjoy weekend: Siddaramaiah

At that time he spoke of keeping "communal forces" out, but in less than two years, Kumaraswamy became Chief Minister after striking a 20-month rotating chief ministership deal with the BJP. I do have a list of things we could have done better and a list of things that we need to do.

The Election Commission said the polling percentage may breach the 71.4 per cent mark recorded in the 2013 Assembly election in Karnataka which has almost 5.07 crore voters. Asked whether he felt threatened by competition for the CM's post ahead of poll results, he said: "In any party, there will be people with ambitions of becoming CM".

On the other hand, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman mocked Siaddramaiah's comments, saying that such a comment proved that the Congress has "lots of doubts" regarding its win. "At 6 feet you drown (sic)".

Another poll by India Today TV, released after voting closed on Saturday, predicted 106-118 seats for the Congress party in Karnataka, which is the only place in South India where the BJP has ever managed to win control of the state government. Relax & enjoy your weekend.

The fiercely contested Karnataka Assembly elections seemed to have brought dividend to BJP's gamble to bank on aging Lingayat face B S Yeddyurappa - notwithstanding the old corruption charges against him as most exit polls for the Karnataka show the BJP making huge gains. "We are coming back", he twitted.

The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said that he will not object if the Congress high command wants to appoint a Dalit as the new Karnataka CM but stated that the high command should not impose the decision.

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Seven years after Deve Gowda lost his prime ministership, the 2004 Karnataka Assembly polls threw up a badly split verdict.

The fate of almost 2,644 candidates in 222 of 224 assembly constituencies was sealed in Saturday's polls that passed off peacefully amid tight security. The BJP emerged as the single largest party with 79 of the 224 seats, followed by the Congress with 65.

He claimed that there is a strong wave in BJP's favour. The Congress knows that it will lose. This would help the party get 120 seats while the Congress is expected to get 73 and the JD (S), 26.

"Our own internal surveys have not let us down as a lot of them have predicted that we will emerge as the single largest party and form the government".

Some 70 per cent voters exercised their franchise for Karnataka Assembly polls on Saturday, the Election Commission said here.

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