Siddaramaiah now ready to make way for a Dalit CM in Karnataka

Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 at a polling station in Mangaluru on Saturday. PTI

Some polls are still showing the mixed response and you can check India Today-Axis My India exit poll, News24 with Chanakya exit poll and others. "Relax & enjoy your weekend", he tweeted on Sunday. I do have a list of things we could do better; & a list of things that we need to do.

"Exit polls are entertainment for the next 2 days".

".time has come for us to build a nation that is productive, prosperous, safe and inclusive".

He later joined Congress and became the chief minister of the southern state.

Siddaramaiah's latest comment has now further fuelled the rumours of a possible tie-up between Congress and JD (S) but the strained personal relationship between Karnataka CM and Deve Gowda remains a point of trouble. BJP will win more than 125-130 seats.

According to Jan Ki Baat-Republic TV prediction, BJP's tally has been shown between 95 and 114 and Congress share 73 to 82. "I can not talk about what may happen later based on assumptions or exit poll verdicts", he said pointing out that exit polls have proved wrong in the past too and even in 2013, when exit polls came out with similar findings.

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He also said: "Most analysts and experts did not factor the anti-incumbency factor against Siddaramaiah government and a large number of sitting Congress lesgislators".

On the other hand, BJP not only brought back Mr Yeddyurappa into the party fold ensuring unity of BJP-KJP rank and file across Lingayat region, the Modi-Amit Shah duo also took the risk of projecting one-time scam tainted Yeddyurappa as the Chief Ministerial face.

The results of the single-phase Assembly elections will be declared on May 15. The Congress knows that it will lose. In 2005, the former prime minister had sacked the Karnataka CM from the party after which Siddaramaiah joined the Congress. The 2013 Assembly polls recorded a turnout of 71.45%. There is no question of a hung Assembly. If they do combine to form the government, it could be at the cost of some top leaders; so, as of now, this looks quite improbable. He took to Twitter to urge Congress workers to take rest and assured them of a victory with a clear majority.

"Our own internal surveys have not let us down as majority have predicted that we will emerge as the single largest party and form the government".

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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