Bengaluru: With the crucial Assembly elections concluding in Karnataka on Wednesday, the News24-Today’s Chanakya exit poll has predicted a clear majority for the Congress with 120 seats in the 224-member state Assembly.
The exit poll has predicted that the Congress is likely to get 120 seats, followed by the BJP at 92, and JD(S) at 12.
The Congress had won 80 seats in the 2018 Assembly polls, while the BJP had won 104 seats. The JD(S) had finished a distant third with 37 seats in 2018.
However, the BJP, which emerged as the single-largest party in 2018, had to sit in the opposition as the Congress allied with the JD(S) to form the government with H.D. Kumaraswamy of the JD(S) as the Chief Minister.
The alliance, however, didn’t last long as many JD(S) MLAs quit the party and joined the BJP.
The state recorded around 65.69 per cent voter turnout till 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Counting of votes will take place on May 13.