The Karnataka verdict is out, and in line with the exit polls, the masses have delivered a hung verdict. However, it is only marginally hung and not severe. As of now, BJP is leading with 104, Congress is at 78, JD(S) is at 38 (including BSP) and Others is at two. In terms of vote share, BJP is at 36.2 percent, Congress is at 37.9 percent, and JDS + BSP is at 18.8 percent.
As per news reports, Congress has extended support to former Prime Minister Deve Gowda’s son Kumaraswamy as CM candidate, to prevent a mishap like in Goa and Manipur. The ball is now in Governor Vajubhai Vala’s court.