Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: NCP, Shiv Sena doubt EVMs, demand ballot papers

Karnataka Election Result 2018: Uddhav Thackeray calls it EVMs victory, asks BJP to fight polls with ballot papers

Karnataka results show what will happen in 2019 polls: Danve

The Congress has chose to escalate its demand for restoration of ballot paper-based voting in future elections in the wake of allegations of tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

Reacting to the BJP's impressive performance in the Karnataka electoral outcome, MNS chief Raj Thackeray tweeted: "It's a victory for the "Electronic Voting Machine"!". The election in Jayanagar segment was countermanded in the wake of the demise of BJP candidate BN Vijaya Kumar on May 4. Several exit polls have earlier predicted a hung Assembly with no major political party seem to be gaining a clear majority in the state.

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also said that his party leaders spoke to JD (S) Chief HD Devegowda about their possible alliance. While the BJP is contesting in all 224 seats, the Congress put up candidates in 222 and the JDS in 201 seats.

The governor would find himself in a quandary if the Congress and the JD (S) join hands and establish that they have support of 116 MLAs, he said, describing the Congress's decision to back the latter as a "cunning move".

Mumbai: The Karnataka Assembly results are a "clear indication" of what will happen in the general elections next year, Maharashtra BJP president Raosaheb Danve said here today.

However, the BJP can stake claim to form government on "moral grounds" as it is the single largest party, said Raut, whose party is in an uneasy alliance with the saffron party in Maharashtra and at the Centre. He contested Tumsar assembly seat on Shiv Sena ticket but, was defeated by BJP candidate. Siddaramaiah on Sunday sounded confident of Congress retaining power and added that this was his last election.

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