On Monday, March 8, all candidates in the high-stakes Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023 must stop actively campaigning. On Wednesday March 10, voters across the state will walk to the polls, and on Saturday, the results will be made public. Meanwhile, a variety of surveys have predicted a close race. Only major parties are competing in this election in Karnataka: the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition Congress, and the Janata Dal (Secular). In the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, a simple majority requires 113 votes.
Lets check the various opinion polls results :
The India TV-CNX survey predicts a 105-seat victory for the Congress and an 85-seat victory for the incumbent BJP. It is expected that the JD-S, led by former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, would win 32 seats, while the ‘Others’ may gain two seats.
According to ABP-C-Voter’s findings – Congress will win between 110 and 122 seats, the BJP between 73 and 85 seats, and the JD-S between 21 and 29 seats.
Zed News-Matrize poll indicates that PM Modi’s BJP has a slight lead and might build a majority in the lower house with 103-118 seats. It predicts a total of 82-97 seats for the Congress, with the JD-S taking 28-33 and ‘Others’ taking 1-4.
Voting in Karnataka will take place on May 10, while counting and announcement of results will take place on May 13.
In 2018 election
BJP won 104 seats were won while the Congress won 80, the JD-S 37, and three seats went to ‘Others’.