The verdict on Karnataka Elections 2018, is going to be crucial for the two opposing parties of India, BJP and Congress. Three months, upto the elections, leaders from the two parties have been campaigning furiously in the state, as they tried to attract the attention of the public, with Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi being the most vocal voices, most of their accusing statements creating controversies for the entire timeline. However, only three leaders are standing in the elections, Siddaramaiah, B. S. Yeddyurappa and Deve Gowda. The voting was held on Sunday, with the turnout being 72.13%.
Deve Gowda, who served as the Prime Minister of India 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997, and was the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the time period of 1994 to 1996. He is predicted by the polls, to play a crucial role, if neither parties, BJP and Congress get majority of votes. He is contesting the elections, in alliance with the Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party. It is important to note that the Dailts constitute 24% of Karnataka’s population, and the campaigning has stressed over the well fare of the community. Narendra Modi, especially, has been appreciative of the leader, while Rahul Gandhi seems to have dismissed him by referring him as the B-team.
B. S Yeddyurappa, is the candidate for the Chief Minister duties for the BJP party, and will be seeking to make a comeback in the political scenario. He has also served as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, from the tenure that began in 2008. However, his presence in the campaigning has been minimal, as Modi has been the face of every feature of the party, taking it in his stride, with enough power to charge the public with his speeches. The party has reasoned that such decision was meant to be strategic, as it wanted different leaders to campaign at the outreaches of the state. It is still peculiar to see the candidate altogether disappear during the final stages of the campaign.
And then, there’s, the current Chief Minister of Karnataka, and the most vocal adversary of Modi at the campaigning. He has repeatedly criticized the BJP government, for their neglect, and false promises, and seems to be confident enough that he is going to return in power. He remained competitive all across the timeline of the elections campaign, and was seen to be more aggressive in his approach to the opposition party, going on to say that Yeddyurappa is insane.