Reportedly the constituency wise exit poll conducted by TV9-News9-CVoter has predicted several big losses for the Congress-JD(S) combine, especially in the most controversial constituencies including Mandya, Kalaburgi and the three segments in Bengaluru city. Meanwhile the polls predicted that of the 28 total seats in Karnataka, BJP would win 18 seats, the Congress 7 seats, JD(S) 2 seats and one seat would go to an independent.
Furthermore the exit polls indicate that Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son nikhil Kumaraswamy would lose the Mandya segment to independent candidate Sumalatha ambareesh backed by BJP. Apparently one of the most controversial election battles that was fought in 2019, the Mandya segment witnessed a tough fight between the two candidates.
Moreover the polls also predicted that the BJP’s Tejasvi Surya, PC Mohan and DV Sadananda Gowda would win from Bengaluru south, Bengaluru Central and Bengaluru North segments. Reportedly south and central have been BJP strongholds, the Congress had fielded a strong candidate Krishna Byre Gowda, from Bengaluru North hoping that his image as a well-educated urbanite would attract the city’s voters towards the Congress.