Karnataka Election Result 2023: The stage is set for vote counting and result declaration in the Karnataka Assembly Elections of 2023, with the nation watching to see how the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress perform in the southern state, and what role HD Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular) plays in the event of a tie. Exit Polls have predicted a fractured mandate, and a Zee News-Matrize survey has predicted that the Congress will have the upper hand in the 224-seat Karnataka Assembly.
The Saturday blockbuster will be closely followed throughout the state, the nation, and by Karnataka-born NRIs living abroad. We provide complete information on the Karnataka Election Result 2023 and how to access it —
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As the counting begins at 8AM, readers can follow blow-by-blow account of the vote counting, trends and winners and losers here on newsd.in.
What do exit polls predict will be the outcome of the Karnataka Election in 2023?
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 was election day for the Karnataka Assembly, and according to the Election Commission, voting was generally peaceful. According to the EC, the overall voter turnout was 72.67 percent. Here is a complete account of the single-phase Karnataka Assembly Election 2023 as it occurred.
According to an exit poll conducted by Zee News-Matrize, the Congress will emerge as the largest party with 103 to 118 seats. The incumbent BJP will fall to second place with 79 to 94 seats, and the Janata Dal (Secular) will finish third with 25 to 33 seats. Others will receive two to five seats. According to the exit poll, the Congress will receive 41% of the vote, the BJP will receive 36%, JD (S) will receive 17%, and other parties will receive 6% of the vote. Here is information regarding the Karnataka Zee News-Matrize Exit Poll Results of 2023.
What happens if there is a tie in Karnataka Election Results 2023?
According to reports, both the BJP and the Congress have begun reaching out to winnable independent candidates and comparably smaller parties who ran independently in the May 10 Assembly elections.
IANS reports that the Congress has contacted SI Chikkanagoudar, the BJP candidate for the Kundgol seat in Dharwad district, who is reportedly in a close race with MR Patil. According to the report, Chikkanagoudar is close to former chief minister Jagadish Shettar, who defected from the BJP to join the Congress, and the party has reached out to him.
The two parties reportedly contacted MP Latha Mallikarjun, an independent candidate for the Harapanahalli seat in the Bellary district. She is the daughter of the late Congress leader and MP Prakash, who was denied a nomination by the party. The Chief Minister of the BJP, Basavaraj Bommai, reportedly spoke with her, and the Congress also attempted to make amends.