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K'tka pol parties engaged in poll arithmetic

After days of braving the rising mercury level while addressing public rallies, political leaders chose to engage themselves in round table discussions.

india Updated: May 23, 2008 15:47 IST

Party leaders in Karnataka on Friday began discussions as the dust started settling down after the last leg of polling for Assembly elections on Thursday.

After days of braving the rising mercury level while addressing public rallies and walking through the dusty roads, political leaders chose to engage themselves in round table discussions on their parties' performance in the 224 assembly segments.

The BJP camp appeared bouyed by the predictions of positive trends in the exit polls.

The mood in Congress camp appeared to be a mixed one with earlier pre-poll surveys giving it an edge, while later ones reflecting a better pitch for the BJP.

Congress workers were, however, optimistic of the party romping home.

As for the JDS workers it is a case of hoping for a hung verdict to help the party to catapult to power through a coalition. The more optimistic ones were confident of the JDS pulling through this mid-term polls.