Karnataka: Congress reaches out to JD(S), offers CM’s post

kumarswamy-siddaThe Congress is reportedly reaching out to the JD(S) in a bid to form the government in Karnataka. The Congress it is said is ready to offer the post of Chief Minister to the JD(S) in a bid to keep the BJP which is the single largest party out of power.

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Karnataka: With polls predicting hung house, here are the possibilities

jdsMost exit polls have predicted a hung house with the BJP in the lead. If it were to be a hung house, then the Janata Dal(S) would play kingmaker in the state.

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From M3EVMs to ethnic polling booths, many firsts in the Karnataka elections

pink-booths-1526177899There were many firsts in the Karnataka assembly elections that were held on Saturday. The pink booths made its debut in Karnataka with 450 of them being set up across the state. Pink booths were first used in the Goa and Gujarat elections.

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Siddaramaiah, not a natural choice for CM if Congress wins Karnataka

sidd_2356131gThe race to the post of the Chief Minister of Karnataka in case the Congress wins the elections would not be easy for Siddaramaiah. Going by reports and the various statements, it appears as though he is not the natural choice for CM although he led the party’s campaign.

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Countdown begins: Fate of 2,564 candidates in Karnataka at stake

karnatakaIt is just a matter of a few hours before the fate of Karnataka is decided. On Tuesday, counting for the all-important Karnataka assembly elections will be held. Will it be the Congress or the BJP or a government with the JD(S)playing kingmaker?

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With 72.36 per cent polling Karnataka beats its 1978 record

It was a new record in Karnataka. The official figure where the voting percentage for the Karnataka assembly elections which was held on May 12 stood at 72.36. There were 5.06 crore people who exercised their franchise.

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My last election says Siddaramaiah

sidduA day after the Karnataka Assembly polls, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday asserted that the Congress would retain power in the southern state and said this was his last election.”

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Karnataka: In the event of a BJP-JD(S) alliance, what happens to BSP back in UP

A hung house is what most exit polls have predicted for Karnataka. This would mean that Karnataka is staring at a coalition government and in all probability the JD(S) will play kingmaker.

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Karnataka: A dirty election where ‘money power’ peaked like never before

illegal cashThe Karnataka election has been a hard fought and also a dirty one. While personal attacks were carried out unabated, the election also saw a huge amount of cash flow. In the past two months, huge amounts of cash was withdrawn from ATMs not just in Karnataka, but also in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This could have led to the temporary cash crunch, officials say.

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How Karnataka voted when the BJP won the 2008 Karnataka elections

bjp22The BJP would be hoping for a repeat of 2008 when it won the Karnataka assembly election and went on to form the government. The backbone of the BJP, the Lingayats backed the party in 2008 and helped it form the government.

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