Karnataka Election Results: Kannadigas are waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the May 10 Karnataka Assembly polls, which witnessed the ruling BJP and rival Congress going all out for control of the pivotal southern state. The counting of votes began at 8 am today, May 13, and the fate of 2,615 candidates hangs in the balance. To form the government, a party or a coalition needs 113 seats in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly. Exit polls have predicted an edge for the Congress in a close contest with the BJP. Others have predicted a hung House. In such a scenario, the JD(S) could play kingmaker. Follow IndiaToday.in for LIVE updates.
-The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had earlier claimed that it would be an effective alternative to the BJP and Congress, while Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is making its debut in the local bodies polls in the state as it fielded 21 candidates in six wards of Ahmedabad.
– The partywise candidates were as follows: 577 from the BJP, 566 from the Congress, 470 from the AAP, 91 from the NCP, 353 from other parties and 228 Independents