The Karnataka Assembly elections results 2013 are scheduled to be declared on May 8. We will bring you live updates of the results here on Wednesday morning.
The elections saw 70.3 percent voter turnout on Sunday. The ruling party BJP seemed to lose its position against a renascent Congress.
The voting started early morning at 7:00 a.m. The turnout receded in the afternoon as it became hot. However, in the last hours the polling gained momentum with 4.35 crore firm electorate eligible to vote.
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Due to the death of a BJP candidate, the election in Periyapatna in Mysore district has been postponed to May 28. Follow the election results live on Suvarna News live TV here.
According to Exit polls predictions the Congress is expected to dethrone BJP and this will happen after eight years.
KJP is expected to give competition to the BJP as it had made a record of winning 110 seats during 2008 elections establishing the party’s first ever government in South.
The Karnataka elections this time had 35,58,862 first time voters who were in the 18-22 age category.
The exit poll also predicts that JDS may see an addition of a dozen seats in comparison to previous year’s 28.
The list of major candidates includes Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Siddaramaiah, President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee G Parameshwara, and JDS state unit President HD Kumaraswamy.