Karnataka Elections 2018: Congress Denies Chances of Going in Alliance with JD(S)

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On whether Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's campaign would help the BJP in the southern state, the Thiruvananthapuram MP said, "The campaign fell rather flat".

"I am not against anybody", he stressed. Several exit polls also suggested that a hung assembly in Karnataka was also possible, with the Deve Gowda- led Janata Dal (Secular) playing a crucial role as a "kingmaker" for the next government.

JD-S chief and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, his wife Chennamma and second son H D Revanna cast their votes in their hometown Holenarsipura in Hassan district.

The Chief Minister even tweeted asking party supporters not to worry about exit polls.

Meanwhile, Siddaramaiah hinted at being ready to make way for a Dalit CM in Karnataka.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the country was not safe in the hands of the BJP government and added that the time has come to build a nation that was "productive, prosperous and safe".

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Moreover, he says while Congress prepared "well" to fight and retain power in Karnataka, there is "no formidable Lingayat leader among Congressmen".

"I sincerely thank all the voters of Karnataka for coming out in large numbers to exercise their franchise and ensuring that polling process was peaceful", JD (S) leader Kumaraswamy said in a tweet.

He is confident of the Congress getting a majority. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been very specific on number of occasions to take pot shots at Congress for not making senior Dalit leader Mallikarjun Kharge the Chief Minister in 2008", said BJP worker Shivesh Gowda in Jamkhandi. "We are leaving every possibility open", he said. Some polls are still showing the mixed response and you can check India Today-Axis My India exit poll, News24 with Chanakya exit poll and others. Relying on a 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.

The Suvarna news channel shows Congress having the chance of emerging as single largest party with 106 to 118 seats while BJP tally may be between 79 to 92. Please note an average of 6+4+2 is 4.

As many as 222 of the 224 constituencies in the state went to the polls on Saturday, and the results will be declared on May 15. At 6 feet you drown!

"While we will get 130 seats, Congress won't cross 70". In the past JD (S) has run a coalition government with Congress and also with BJP - it has been known to swing both ways.