Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Siddaramaiah terms exit polls entertainment for the weekend

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Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Siddaramaiah terms exit polls entertainment for the weekend

File photo of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah


The exit polls have predicted a hung assembly for Karnataka after the assembly elections which concluded yesterday. Most of the polls, including India TV -VMR survey, has predicted that no party will achieve the magic number of 112 seats. The exit polls predict that BJP and Congress will be in a neck-to-neck race, which Janata Dal (Secular) will likely play the kingmaker. 

But all the predictions have failed to stir incumbent chief minister Siddaramaiah, who thinks the exit polls are mere ‘entertainment’. 

In a tweet addressed to his party workers, Congress leader Siddaramaih said that they must not worry about the poll of polls and enjoy their weekend.

“Exit opinion polls are entertainment for the next 2 days. 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. At 6 feet you drown!,” he tweeted.

Adding, “So, Dear party workers, supporters & well wishers, don’t worry about exit polls. Relax & enjoy your weekend. We are coming back.”

According to India TV-VMR survey ruling Congress is likely to win at 97 seats, BJP will bag 94 seats, and the Janata Dal(S)-BSP alliance set to become the decider with 28 seats. ‘Others’, that include independents, may win only three seats, says the exit poll. 

Also read | Poll of Exit Polls: Karnataka heading for hung assembly; BJP may get 101 seats, Congress 88, JDS 30

Watch: Exit polls on Karnataka Elections 2018: IndiaTV-VMR predicts hung assembly, know who will form govt


Have a look at what various exit polls have predicted regarding the fate of BJP, Congress and JDS for Karnataka assembly elections. 

1. IndiaTV-VMR

BJP: 94 
Congress: 97
JD(S): 28
Others: 3

2. Republic-Jan Ki baat Exit Polls
BJP: 104
Congress: 77
JD(S): 37
Others: 4

3. IndiaToday-AxisMyIndia
BJP: 85
Congress: 112
JD(S): 24
Others: 1

4. Prabodhan Exit Poll
BJP: 107
Congress: 73
JDS: 38
Others: 4

5. NewsX-CNX
BJP: 106
Congress: 75
JD(S): 37
Others: 4

6. ABP-CVoter Exit Poll
BJP: 107
Congress: 88
JD(S): 24
Others: 3

7. Suvarna
BJP: 79-92
Congress: 106 – 118
JDS: 22-30 
Others: 1-4

8. Today’s Chanakya 
BJP: 120
Congress: 73
JDS+: 26
Others: 3

Karnataka Exit Polls 2018 | Here is the average of seat predictions by the 8 exit polls: 

BJP        101
Cong      88
​JDS+      30
Others     3

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