Karnataka polls: Exit polls predict close contest

  • Exit poll predictions

  • Exit polls predictions by Today's Chanakya ‏and ABP

    Exit polls predictions by Today's Chanakya ‏and ABP
  • Polling rejected in polling station No 2 in Lottegollahalli, Hebbal assembly segment. As 44 persons had already cast their votes here, it has been decided to completely change the voting process. The alternative finger (for inking) yet to be decided, said the CEO.
  • Ari Anne Acharya a voter who came to vote at Polling station number 58 in BelthangadiTaluk collapsed while standing in the queue, rushed to the hospital immediately but was declared dead
  • The Police department has reported 5 incidents of violence 2 in Bengaluru District, one each in Vijayapura Hassan and Bengaluru city. 4 have been injured in these incidents
  • An old woman attempted suicide at a polling station in Devagiri Village of Haveri District as she was upset for not having basic facilities in her village.
  • B S Yeddyurappa thanks people of Karnataka for voting, says BJP is headed towards a landslide victory

  • Siddaramaiah confident of Congress victory

  • Exit polls predictions by Republic TV - Jan Ki Baat and India Today - Axis India

  • Exit polls predictions by Suvarna News and ABP - C-Voter

  • Exit polls predictions by News Nation - Digvijay News

  • Exit polls predictions by News X - CNX and Aajtak-Axis India

  • Exit polls predictions by Times Now - VMR and NDTV Poll of Poll.

  • ECI press conference on Karnataka Election

  • Turnout as of 5 pm

  • Heavy rain accompanied by thunder and lightning lash kalaburagi; polling may be affected

  • Bengaluru voter turnout stands at 36.53% as of 3 pm

  • Voting time ends at 6 pm, no extension: CEO Karnataka

  • Turnout as of 3 pm

  • Siddaramaiah confident of Congress victory

  • Bride and groom arrive together to cast their votes at a polling booth in Dharwad

  • Officials at pink polling station in Kanakapura distribute roses to voters

  • BJP workers found violating poll code by distributing printed voter slips carrying pictures of Jagadish Shettar and BJP symbol in Hubballi.

  • As on 1pm, voter turnout stands at 36.5%. Highest in Dakshina Kannada. Lowest in Bengaluru Urban.

  • Bride casts her vote moments before marriage

  • Nityananda Swami and his disciples cast their vote at Dasanadoddi booth in Magadi Assembly constituency on Saturday.

  • Elderly couple Kamalavva and Kadappa Jodatti excised their franchise at a polling station in Mallapur (PG) in Gokak Constituency in Belagavi district, say they have never missed a chance to cast their vote

  • An elderly woman comes out of the pink polling booth at Akkana Balaga School off Thyagaraja Road, in Agrahara, Mysuru.

  • Stone pelting on Congress candidate Manjegowda's car at Holenarsipura; his PA is injured; Manjegowda is contesting against sitting MLA from the JD(S), H D Revanna

  • A 70-year-old man who had been to polling booth passed away following a cardiac arrest at Andinje in Belthangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. The voter, Anni Acharya, collapsed in front of the polling booth.

  • A special polling booth has been set-up at Basavanagiri tribal hamlet in H D Kote taluk, Mysuru district

  • Pruthvi Katti, son of former MP Ramesh Katti, caught campaigning in violation of rules by wearing a BJP party symbol at Hukkeri Sakhi Pink polling station number 174

  • 103-year-old Kamalabai arrives at a polling booth in Pandeshwar, Mangaluru south constituency

  • RWA of Prestige Shantiniketan has arranged Tempo Traveller for apartment dwellers to visit the polling booth

  • 100-year-old Basamma casts her vote at Hanur

  • Clash between JD(S) and Cong workers at Kokkarehundi near Srirangapatna in Mandya district; police use mild baton charge to control the situation.

  • Polling disrupted since 10.30 am in Anekal constituency as EVM machines have stopped working. Many voters are returning home.

  • Rs 11 lakh seized from a car at Linganapura, Kollegal taluk, in Chamarajanagar district at 4 am

  • Siddaramaiah's younger brother Ramegowda casts vote in Siddaramanahundi

  • Former CM H D Kumaraswamy and wife Anitha en route to cast their vote in Kethiganahalli, Ramanagara constituency.

  • 97-year-old Joseph who came in a wheelchair to vote in Shantinagar constituency has a message for every citizen

  • Dakshina Kannada district recorded 7.32% polling in eight Assembly constituencies in the first two hours

  • 111-year-old Siddaganga seer Shivakumara Swamiji casts his vote at a booth in Tumakuru City Assembly constituency, at Kyatasandra on Saturday.

  • Till 10 am, Dharwad district has recorded 10% voter turnout

  • JD(S) leader and party candidate from Holenarasipura segment H D Revanna, his wife Bahavani Revanna and son Prajwal show their inked index finger after exercising their franchise at a booth at Padavalahippe in Holenarasipura taluk.

  • Neelkant Police Patil, a voter from Bhimalli under Kalaburagi South constituency, arrives to a booth on horse to cast his vote.

  • Hosahalli Venkatesh, an Independent candidate from KR Nagar constituency who had suffered grievous injuries in an assault, arrives in an ambulance from JSS Hospital in Mysuru to cast his vote at Hosahalli in KR Nagara taluk.

  • Cricketing legend Rahul Dravid appeals to citizens to come out to vote.

  • Women voters display the indelible ink after casting their vote at a pink booth in Yamakanamaradi.

  • Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, a member of the erstwhile Mysuru royal family, exercised her franchise at a booth at Srikanth School in Krishnaraja Assembly constituency.

  • CRPF personnel help a 90-year-old woman to reach the polling booth at Yamakanamaradi ST reserved constituency in Belagavi district.

  • EVM malfunction in many places in Chincholi taluk, Kalaburagi district. Polling has been stopped

  • Voting delayed in at least three polling stations in Hubballi city due to technical problems in EVMs and VVPAT machines. BHEL and election officials fixed it later. Voting began at a majority of booths at sharp 7 am.

  • Faulty EVM delayed polling by two hours at Janvarkatte in Kundapur constituency, Udupi District. As more than 150 voters were standing in a queue, they were given token for exercising their franchise.

  • A view of the model pulling booth at Gandhinagara school in Mangaluru city south constituency

  • Polling yet to begin in booth number 198 in Yeshwanthpur; voters agitated and are shouting at officials

  • Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader, also Congress's candidate from Mangaluru constituency, standing in a queue to exercise his franchise at Boliyar in Mangaluru.

  • Voters stand in line to cast their vote in Badami constituency where a tough fight is expected between Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP's Sriramula.

  • EVM not working at polling booth number 109 in RC College near High Grounds in Shivajinagar constituency, Bengaluru; many senior citizens waiting at the booth since 7 am.

  • Voting delayed by 30 minutes at Kollegal polling centre 120 due to technical issues in EVM

  • Chamundeshwari JD(S) candidate G T Devegowda and Suttur seer Shivaratri Desikendra Swamiji cast their vote.

  • Faulty EVM at polling station 29 in Belagavi south delays polling by an hour

  • Polling delayed in first ward Uppinangady, Dakshina Kannada district; polling delayed by half an hour at Mundaje third ward in Dakshina Kannada district due to faulty EVMs.

  • Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation D V Sadananda Gowda casts his vote in Puttur

  • BJP CM candidate B S Yeddyurappa casts his vote in Shikaripura

  • EVMs malfunction in booth number 108 and Pulkeshinagar; no votes cast

  • Malfunctioning of EVM in Hoskote booth number 151; Maheshwar Rao taking stock of the situation

  • Sanitary napkins also kept for women in pink booths

  • BJP workers stop people from voting in Hebbal constituency, want their candidate to vote first

  • * Polling begins at 7 am sharp for the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018; many residents of Koramangala 5th block vote after their morning walk.