In Karnataka, the assembly election for all 224 seats was completed in a peaceful environment on May, 10. The election has been considered as a semi final before Lok Sabha Election – 2024. The election saw the highest ever voting turnout of 73.19 percent, surpassing the 72.36 percent recorded in 2018.
Meanwhile, The Election Commission of India has declared the party-wise vote share of all parties until 9 a.m. today.
As per the latest ECI data, Congress gets 42.93% vote share, BJP gets 36.17% vote share while JDS receives 12.97% vote share.
According to ANI, The Mallikarjun Kharge-led Congress party was leading in 119 seats and the BJP in 72, while the JDS is ahead in 25 seats.
#KaranatakaElectionResults | Trends of all the 224 Assembly constituencies declared; Congress surges ahead in 119 seats, BJP in 72 seats and JDS in 25 seats. pic.twitter.com/AJ7K6b2IIF
— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2023
The JD(S), led by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, gained an early lead in 21 segments.
The political future of a total of 2,615 candidates of various parties including Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, Janata Dal (Secular) was sealed in EVM on May, 10. BJP fielded its candidates on all 224 seats, while the Congress on 223 and the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Aam Aadmi Party each fielded their candidates on 209 seats.
Total 5,31,33,054 voters of the state had the right to elect 224 members of the assembly.There were a total of 11,71,558 youth voters in the state, while 5,71,281 were physically challenged and 12,15,920 were above 80 years of age.