Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has expressed confidence the ruling BJP will retain energy with an absolute majority, dismissing exit ballot predictions that indicated an in depth race between the Congress and the BJP, with the regional Janata Dal (Secular), or JD(S), probably attending to play kingmaker within the occasion of a hung home.
Most of the exit polls, nonetheless, gave a slight edge to the Congress.
“Our data on the bottom could be very clear. We will get hundred p.c majority, comfy majority,” Mr Bommai advised reporters at present after voting resulted in Karnataka. The voter turnout was 72 per cent, a excessive determine in comparison with previous developments.
“Exit polls are exit polls. They can’t be hundred p.c appropriate. There will likely be plus or minus 5 per cent in all exit polls. That can change the entire state of affairs,” Mr Bommai stated.
On a query whether or not the Congress will profit from excessive voter turnout, Mr Bommai stated it’s the different means spherical.
“Always, when you go by the observe file, the extra variety of voters flip up, it’s at all times higher for the BJP, not the Congress. This reveals that many individuals who in any other case don’t vote, particularly in city areas, have come and voted. That is a optimistic signal for the BJP,” he advised reporters.
He denied hypothesis of backchannel talks with the JD(S) in case of a hung home. “There is not any query of hung (meeting). We will get absolute majority,” Mr Bommai stated, including any discuss “resort politics” is a “figment of your creativeness.”
The India Today-Axis My India exit ballot predicted a transparent majority for the Congress with 122-140 seats within the 224-member meeting, and gave the BJP 62-80 seats.
News 24-Today’s Chanakya forecast a majority for the Congress with 120 seats as towards 92 for the BJP and 12 for the JD(S).