JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy, son fly off to Singapore

14 May, 2018, 06:07 | Author: Larry Hoffman
  • Karnatka polls AIR

The fiercely contested Karnataka Assembly elections seemed to have brought dividend to BJP's gamble to bank on aging Lingayat face B S Yeddyurappa - notwithstanding the old corruption charges against him as most exit polls for the Karnataka show the BJP making huge gains.

"I am not against anybody", he stressed. For the Janata Dal (Secular), or JDS, a favourable verdict would establish its stature as a regional kingmaker.

Former PM and JD (S) president H D Deve Gowda. At that time he spoke of keeping "communal forces" out, but in less than two years, Kumaraswamy became Chief Minister after striking a 20-month rotating chief ministership deal with the BJP. "There is a silent and strong wave in favour of BJP and public anger against Siddaramaiah and Congress", he said.

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Commenting on the controversy at the Aligarh Muslim University over a portrait of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah on its campus, Tharoor said, "The portrait has been hanging there since 1938 and there were BJP governments both in the state (Uttar Pradesh) and at the Centre (earlier)". He took to Twitter to urge Congress workers to take rest and assured them of a victory with a clear majority. National General Secretary Danish Ali said that Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) CM candidate Yeddyurappa claims will prove wrong when the results will be declared.

He said after United States and Israel, the country is now known to avenge the killings of its soldiers During the meeting on Sunday, a video message of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is undergoing treatment in the U.S. since March this year, was also played. Relying on poll of polls is like a person who can't swim crossing a river on foot relying on a statistician who told him the average depth of the river is 4 feet Please note average of 6+4+2 is 4.

The state has over 4.97 crore electorate, including 2.52 crore men and 2.45 crore women.

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Times Now broadcast two exit polls.

On his part, Mr Deve Gowda has expressed unwillingness to ally with the BJP or the Congress to form government in Karnataka if need be. "At 6 feet you drown". The post-poll surveys claimed that the Janata Dal (Secular) or JD (S) will be the "kingmaker" with almost 40 seats. "BJP can't get more than 60-65 seats", Siddaramaiah said.

The Election Commission had yesterday postponed polling in Rajrajeshwari Nagar seat to May 28, saying the current electoral process in the constituency has been "vitiated" by parties and candidates by trying to influence voters.

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