Congress sprint to majority slows as BJP, JD(S) claw way back into race

Bengaluru, May 13:Karnataka Election Results: After nearly three hours of counting votes, the Congress was flirting with the halfway-mark in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly. The incumbent BJP was closing the gap which the Congress had opened up in early leads, while the Deve Gowda-led JD(S) held on to third place. Undeterred by the volatility in trends, jubilant Congress workers erupted into celebrations at party offices, confident of their victory and the prospect of forming the next government in the pivotal southern state. Congress higher-ups, wary of horse-trading bids, have called a legislature party meeting tomorrow. Exit polls have predicted an edge for the Congress in a close contest with the BJP. Others have predicted a hung House. In such a scenario, the JD(S) could play kingmaker.

Courtesy :India Today

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