The All Indian Mahila Empowerment Party which contested all the seats in the Karnataka assembly elections ended up with a vote share of 0.3 per cent. This was exactly the same vote share that the BSP polled in the 20 odd seats that it contested.
The Muslim votes will play a crucial role in the Karnataka assembly elections. The Congress is banking on this vote bank to boost its chances of winning the elections and retaining the chair. Several surveys suggest that the Congress would end up with a large chunk of the Muslim votes in the upcoming elections. The Muslims realising the importance of their votes have now demanded that the Congress field one Muslim candidate from every district.