NEWSX-CNX EXIT POLL PREDICTS HUNG KARNATAKA
NEW DELHI: A hung Assembly is on the cards after the elections to the Karnataka Assembly ended on Saturday. The B.S. Yeddyurappa-led BJP is set to be elected the single largest party in Karnataka with close to 102-110 seats, followed by the Congress with 72-78 seats and JDS with 35-39 seats, according to the NewsX-CNX exit poll. The Congress won 122 seats in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly in 2013, but that was primarily because Yeddyurappa had floated a rebel outfit then and had split votes for the BJP. On the vote share of the three parties, the Congress might get a total of 33.75%, BJP 36.09% and the JDS might get around 18.25%, while others may get somewhere around 11.91%.