Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha told reporters here “I want to congratulate the voters of Karnataka. Till 6 pm, the voter turnout in the state was 70 per cent. Barring a few polling stations, voting has been completed at almost all.” “By the time we get the final figure, we will have a better turnout than the last election,” he added. The poll percentage is likely to go up as voters were seen standing in the queue at certain polling stations even after 6 pm.
A 70 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the high-stakes Karnataka Assembly polls today, the Election Commission (EC) said. The last Assembly election in the southern state in 2013 had witnessed 71.4 per cent polling, the poll panel said.
Most of the exit polls says that a hung Assembly is on the cards, but are split over whether Congress or BJP will be the single largest. It seems battle for Karnataka has become more Interesting.
Here are all the exit poll results at a glance: