May 15, 2018
The BJP has crossed the 100-seat mark in the Karnataka vote-counting race, leaving the Congress to trail at the 60-seat mark.
The Congress had taken the lead after the counting of votes began at 8 am today, but the BJP caught up quite quickly. After a neck to neck fight, the BJP seems to have left the Congress behind.
At the moment, the BJP is leading with 110, while the Congress is at 68.
The JDS is still in the race with 42 seats.
Karnataka went to polls in 222 of 224 Assembly seats on Saturday May 12.
Exit polls for Karnataka Assembly election had predicted hung Assembly in the state with different agencies putting the Congress and the BJP in lead with JD(S) occupying the third position. The exit polls indicated that the JD(S) may play the kingmaker in post-poll scenario.