BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa today said he will "give it in writing that the saffron party would win the Karnataka Assembly elections with an absolute majority and get 125 to 130 seats".
"The BJP will form the government in Karnataka on May 15 evening after the results", Shah said while addressing a gathering of around 15,000 BJP workers at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium near Panaji. 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.
Karnataka has an electorate of over 4.97 crores, including 2.52 crore men and 2.45 crore women. "At 6 feet you drown".
Votes will be counted on Tuesday and exit polls and other surveys have often been wrong in India. "We are coming back (sic)", he said in another tweet.
As many as four Exit Polls - have predicted that BJP, whose strength was reduced to mere 40 largely owing to split after Mr Yeddyurappa had walked out of the party, will win more than 100 seats out of 222 seats for which polling took place on Saturday.
After 239 gruelling rallies and hectic poll related schedules, former chief minister and JD (S) state president H.D. Kumaraswamy left for Singapore on Sunday morning, apparently to be away from the hustle bustle of the poll for some time. Claims and counter claims from both major parties, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have been mirrored by the exit polls as well.
TDP leaders protest welcome Amit Shah in Tirumala
The group threw stones on his auto at Alipiri gate when Amit Shah was on his way to Tirupathi from airport along with his family. Naidu said he was against violence or any physical attack on anybody. "The BJP leaders will face attacks wherever they go".
Earlier today, Siddaramaiah mocked at the predictions of a hung assembly by conductors of various exit polls calling them "entertainment".
Sudhir Krishnaswamy, political analyst and faculty at the Azim Premji University raised doubts on the findings of Karnataka exit polls as they had not shared their sample size, stratification, method of administration, questions posed or how it was recorded.
".time has come for us to build a nation that is productive, prosperous, safe and inclusive". However, he has been facing battles from within his own party since 2013, when he headed the first BJP government in the state.
He said there 26 cases of paid news reported across the state, out of which 15 cases have been proved as paid news.
Speaking to reporters a day after the end of the polling in the state, the 69-year-old Congress leader said that the high command decision on making a Dalit leader the Chief Minister will be final and he will willingly adhere to it.