Karnataka Elections 2018: Join Hindustan Times as we count down to Karnataka’s new government
Join Kavyasri Srinath and Hindustan Times as we prepare for the Karnataka elections 2018. There are 224 seats, and a party needs 113 seats to get a majority. Three main parties are in the running: Congress, BJP and JDS. The election is seen as a mega battle between the Congress, which is trying to retain its last big state and the BJP, which wants to win back power in the only southern state it has ever governed and which it lost to the Congress five years ago. The Karnataka contest is also crucial as it sets the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Let’s get started!