Karnataka exit poll: Good news for BJP! Most of the surveys put Congress behind

Karnataka exit poll results 2018 LIVE updates: The exit poll results of Karnataka assembly elections 2018 has been released. Voting in the state ended today.

Karnataka exit poll: Good news for BJP! Most of the surveys put Congress behind
Karnataka election exit poll results to be declared after the end of voting at 5 pm today.

Karnataka exit poll results 2018 LIVE updates: The exit poll results of Karnataka assembly elections 2018 is out. Most of the surveys have shown that BJP is likely to emerge as the largest party while the Congress may lose government in Karnataka. Voting in the state ended today. According to the Election Commission of India, exit poll results cannot be published before the end of voting. Several news channels are telecasting the result of Karnataka assembly election exit poll results.  Meanwhile, elections in Karnataka was in full swing throughout the day today. Several top leaders of the state cast their votes and expressed hope for their respective victories.

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  • ABP News – C Voter Exit Poll:  Good news for BJP! This survey shows BJP likely to reach the magic figure.

BJP: 104-116 seats

Congress: 83-94 seats

JD(S): 20-29 seats

Others: 1-8 seats

  • News Nation Ground Zero Poll: BJP likely to be the largest party.

BJP – 99-108 seats

Congress 75-84 seats

JD(S) 31-40 seats

Others 3-7

Poll of polls of five channels show BJP likely to emerge as the largest party with 98 seats. Congress may end up at the second position with 90 seats. JD(S) may get 32 seats and others 3.

ALSO READ | Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 Highlights: Know how polling day unfolded

  • Times Now-Today’s Chanakya: BJP likely to become the largest party, likely to end up with 106 seats.

BJP – 120 seats

Congress – 73 seats

JD(S) – 26 seats

Others – 4 seats

  • Suvarna Exit Poll: Congress likely to become the largest party

Congress – 106-118 seats

BJP – 79-92 seats

JD(S) – 22-30 seats

Others – 1-4 seats

  • Vijayavani Exit Poll: Big news for BJP. This survey predicts BJP emerge as the largest party, very close to a majority on its own.

BJP – 105

Congress – 78

JD(S) -33

Others – 6


  • News X-CNX Exit poll

BJP – 106

Congress – 75

JD(S) – 37

Others – 4

  • Times Now-VMR Exit poll

BJP – 87 seats

Congress – 97 seats

JD(S) – 35 seats

Others: 3 seats

  • India Today – Axis My India Exit Poll: Congress likely to win.

BJP – 79-92 seats

Congress – 106-118 seats

JD(S) – 22-30 seats

Others: 1-4 seats

  • Republic – Jan Ki Baat Exit Poll (Till 2 PM)

BJP: 97-109

Congress: 87-99

JD(S): 21-30

Others: 1-8

Important trends of Karnataka elections today:

  • High turnout in rural Karnataka
  • Average 65% voting recorded till 5 PM. In 2013, around 70% voting was recorded.
  • Low turnout in Bengaluru

READ: Karnataka exit poll – when and where to watch

While the result of the Karnataka election exit poll will be released in the evening today, here are some highlights of all the actions that took place today in battleground Karnataka on the day of voting (May 12).

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4.29 pm: Rain lashed parts of Hubli affecting voting, voters take shelter at Polling Station 185.

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5.15 pm: Polling will end at 6.00 pm in Karnataka.

3.29 pm: Temperature affects voter turnout in Kalaburgi! ANI reports: “43-degree Celsius temperature in Kalaburgi affects the voter turn out. Locals say, ‘there was a rush at the booths in the morning, but now there is hardly any crowd at the booths as the temperature is quite high. Right now, it is more than 40 degrees.”

3.12 pm: Shocking! Congress, BJP workers allegedly caught distributing cash in Bengaluru. 
BJP and Congress workers were allegedly caught distributing cash for votes outside Nalini Raghunatha Rao degree college polling booth in South Bangalore, reports India Today. The report says Congress and BJP were caught distributing Rs 600 and Rs 500 respectively to voters.

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2.09: Karnataka elections have turned out be tale of many firsts. From all-women managed ‘Pink Booths’ to the use of third generation Electronic Voting Machines, the assembly elections in Karnataka are marked by several firsts.

READ MORE | Tale of many many firsts! Top interesting things to know about Karnataka election

2.08 pm: 37% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in Karnataka.

1.06 pm: What Karnataka elections mean for Congress, Rahul GandhiIrrespective of the outcome of the Karnataka elections and notwithstanding Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s desire to retire after the polls, a feature of the contest in the southern state is his emergence as a major state-level leader.

READ More | Forget Rahul Gandhi’s future, here’s what Karnataka election result 2018 will mean for Congress – Paradigm Shift!

12.44 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday encouraged the people of Karnataka, particularly youths, to come out and cast their votes in large numbers in the assembly election.

Read moreWhat Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi said on the day of voting in Karnataka

12.44 pm: Chief minister Siddaramaiah says takes swipe at Yeddyurappa. He says, “‘Yeddyurappa is mentally disturbed. Congress will get more than 120 seats. I am very confident.” Watch video: 

– BJP workers staged a protest outside Booth No. 58 in Karadigudda, alleging that polling staff at the booth were asking people to vote for Congress candidate Vinay Kulkarni. EC officials present at the spot.

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