Bengaluru, May 23: The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Karnataka will start at 8 AM on Thursday, May 23. The Election commission is expected to declare the result today itself by evening. Voting for the general elections in Karnataka was held in the second and the third phase. The elections in the second phase were conducted on April 18 for 14 seats, while, the third phase polling took place on the remaining 14 seats on April 23.
A total of 28 Members of Parliament will be elected from the southern state. There will be tough completion between the Congress-JDS alliance and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. Among key candidates whose fate would be decided by the Karnataka electorate include Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy fighting from Mandya seat.
Actor turned politician Prakash Raj is contesting as an independent from Bangalore Central. Tejasvi Surya, 28, the youngest candidate in this election is fighting from Bengaluru South. Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Constituency Wise Dates Of Voting And Results For Karnataka General Elections.
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JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda, 86, is contesting from Tumkur after he vacated his Hassan seat to his other grandson Prajwal Revanna. Bangalore North will see Krishna Byre Gowda and Sadananda Gowda, contesting against each other. Various exit polls predicted the BJP victory in the state. The saffron party is expected to get 21-23 seats, while the Congress-JDS alliance may get 5-7 seats. Karnataka Exit Poll Results For Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP to Win 20-21 Seats, Congress-JDS to End Up With 7-8.
In 2014, the Lok Sabha elections were held in a single phase in Karnataka. The Narendra Modi wave was seen in this state also. The BJP had an upper hand in the 2014 parliamentary elections by winning 17 seats, while, the Congress managed to bag only nine seats. The Janata Dal (Secular) remained victorious on two seats.