Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Election were held on 12th May 2018 where in people of state gave their mandate to elect the government. This was the 15th Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Election in which fate of 222 candidates was sealed in ballot boxes.
In Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Jayanagar, the elections were postponed due to vote fraud scandal and demise of BJP MLA. Since 1952 assembly elections, the voter turnout was highest, peaking at 72.13%, which shows the interest of common man in elections. 15th May 2014 – that’s the date when counting of votes took place and the results were declared.
Review on Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Election Result 2018
Congress party wanted to get there elections done, as they suspected foul play in the Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Elections Results. Although they didn’t get the majority votes, but at 80 seats out of 224, they did pretty well.
They stood second after BJP, which garnered 104 seats. JD(S) plus BSP got 38 seats, which made them 3rd in the list, although they were able to get into the power. CM HD Kumaraswamy, formed alliance with Congress party and resulted in a coalition government being formed in Karnataka.
As Congress party was in power previously, having governed the state since 2013, this new coalition was expected. In the Congress party JD(S) coalition, the Chief Minister is of JD(S), which is less in number, compared to Congress party, but that’s the way it is.
Congress compromised because they wanted to make the government at any cost and wanted to keep the BJP out of power circles.
Although BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as CM on the invitation of Governor of Karnataka but he had to resign soon. The reason behind his resignation is that he was not able to prove majority on the house floor.
Congress took the opportunity by horns and was able to form the government with JD(S). Anything can happen when it’s the question of power circles. Isn’t it?
The BJP has governed the state from 2008 to 2013 and 2007 as well but when it came to form government in 2018, they failed.
Why they failed is the point to ponder, but PM Modi’s magic, along with Amit Shah’s capability has led the party to victory many a times. Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has said that Congress is their boss, but does he really meant what he said?
Coalition government runs on the fundamental that each party, which is the part of coalition has to compromise on its fundamentals. If that is true then it could be a bit difficult for the coalition to survive in the long run.