Karnataka election 2018: Why the results matter? What’s at stake for Congress and BJP?
Counting for Karnataka assembly elections 2018 is taking place on May 15. Voting for the 222 out of 224 seats was held on May 12. This is a crucial election for both the ruling Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. No party has won a second successive term in Karnataka since 1985. Such has been the state of political volatility in the state in the recent past that Siddaramaiah is first chief minister to last a full term after 2004. If the BJP wins Karnataka, it will be its first big victory in a major southern state under the leadership of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. What are the factors that will impact the results? Watch Hindustan Times’ National Political Editor Prashant Jha decode the Karnakata elections for you.