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Karnataka Polls: Siddaramaiah focuses on Badami and Chamundeshwari seats

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Marlene Weaver | 14 April, 2018, 16:45

The question of the State Congress chief and Chief Minister contesting from two seats is also under review.

Karnataka poll schedule was not leaked, said an Election Commission committee in its report on Friday.

But what really caused sleepless nights to the BJP top brass was the party's own internal survey, which gave the Congress a lead in more than 100 seats.

The JD (S) has allied both with the BJP and the Congress with the past.

"From the responses, it can be safely concluded that the alleged information was first displayed on (the TV channel) which was used by all others in tweet/media (TV)", the report said, adding since the counting date did not match with the actual date, "it can be safely concluded that the alleged leak contained different information about the schedule of election". The party will decide whether to field JD (S) rebel and sitting MLA Akhanda Srinivasmurthy or former Congress MLA Prasanna Kumar from Pulakeshinagar, sources said. For the remaining seats, the contest will be between the Congress and the BJP. That poll, too, had predicted JD (S) to be the deciding factor in forming the government. As per the electoral agreement, BSP is set to contest in 20 constituencies out of total 224 seats, and has announced the list of its candidates.

The Congress government has spent around ₹55,000 crore in North Karnataka on various development projects such as irrigation, roads, and rural development, etc.

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Apart from seats tally, the important thing to note in the opinion polls is the vote share percentage.

Muslim electorate in the state is about 13-16 per cent. Meanwhile, the AIMIM has yet to make a formal announcement regarding the elections.

The opinion poll also predicts that the HD Deve Gowda's Janata Dal (Secular) will be in the position of kingmaker in Karnataka.

The committee noted that the media has speculated election schedules before and it seemed similar attempts were made in the case of Karnataka elections. In the last polls, JD (S) had won 40 seats.

Although the BJP and the Congress are done with several rounds of campaigning in the state, the campaigning strategy of JD (S) has also been strategically crafted, which is about concentrating on limited constituencies where it has the ground-level reach.

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