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Karnataka mandate decisive: Ram Madhav

Karnataka mandate decisive: Ram Madhav

 May 15, 2018

The BJP on Tuesday welcomed the trends emerging as the counting of votes polled on May 12 with senior party leader Ram Madhav stating that the people of the State have opted for a "decisive" mandate in favour of the saffron outfit.

"Trends indicate that d voters of Karnataka have opted for a decisive mandate. Hard work, strategy, and mesmerism of Modi-Shah combine pulled off another victory for BJP,"  Madhav tweeted. The BJP central leadership has deputed Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to rush to Bengaluru. In Delhi, Javadekar had a one-on-one meeting with BJP National President Amit Shah.

According to latest trends, the BJP was already leading in 114 seats out of 209 for which trends were available. The Congress tally nosedived to 57 from 122 as of 2013 figures. According to vote share break up, BJP has polled 37.5 per cent while the Congress has secured 37.4 per cent and JD(S) 18.1. 

The trends indicated that the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was trailing in Chamundeshwari but appears to be comfortable in Badami. In Chamundeshwari, JD(S) candidate G T Deve Gowda was leading by over 13,000 votes. UNI

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