Karanataka sets for voting today on 224 assembly seats. BJP is hoping to remain in power for the straight term, while Congress is moving door to door.
Meanwhile, the JDS may play a role of spoiler as it has a forte on 61 seats.
Despite being levelled with multiple corruption allegations the BJP has covered all it’s bases which is likely to fetch it votes from Scheduled Castes and Tribes.
Along side having support from Lingayats, BJP also had support from a community which is giving them 4% votes of OBC for Muslims that was scrapped.
After Janata Dal Secular Chief HD Kumarswamy denied a second tie-up with the Congress, the grand old party felt itself out of power.
Both Congress and BJP ran multiple campaigns in the state. While Congress’s Rahul Gandhi campaigned for 12 days in state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi help 19 public rallies and 6 roadshows.
The Congress, in its manifesto banned right wing group Bajrang Dal. On the other hand, BJP took on Congress referring to a tweet on “sovereignty” and filed a complaint with Election Commission.
The contesting parties need to gain 113 seats out of 224 assembly seats to win the majority. The counting of votes will be held on Saturday.