The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to perform well in Karnataka compared to its performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. According to News Nation exit poll, the Amit Shah-led party is expected to win as many as 18 seats – a jump of one seat from its 2014 tally i.e 17.
In the meantime, the coalition of Congress-JD(S) is likely to win 10 seats with 47 per cent vote share. It is to be noted that in 2014 Lok Sabha elections 2014, Congress was restricted to 9 seats while JD(S) managed to win only two seats (Mandya and Hassan).
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In the state, BJP is facing the ally of Congress and Janata Dal(Secular). Over 24 billion voters have already decided the fortunes of 282 candidates including Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge and working president of the grand old party’s state unit Eshwar Khandre, Union ministers Ananth Kumar Hegde and Ramesh Jigajinagi and the son of Karnataka BJP president and former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa BY Raghavendra, among others.
Lingayats make up about 17 per cent of Karnataka's population while Vokkaligas are about 12 per cent. Karnataka has 84 per cent Hindu population and 13 per cent Muslims.
BJP-led NDA is likely to form the Government with winning 282 to 290 seats, News Nation exit poll indicates.
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What other agencies predict?
According to Today’s Chanakya exit poll, the BJP is likely to win 23 to 27 seats in Karnataka. The coalition of Congress-JD(S) is likely get 5 to 9 seats while Others to get 0.
According to India TV-CNX exit poll, the BJP is likely to win 17 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka. The coalition of Congress-JD(S) is likely to win 11 seats while Others to get 0.
Held in 7 phases, Lok Sabha elections 2019 for 542 of 543 constituencies came to an end on Sunday (May 19) evening. Votes will be counted on May 23. While PM Modi-led NDA is seeking second term, the Congress-led UPA is keen to make a comeback in power.