Telugu voters effect in Karnataka elections

bjpThe BJP was likely to finish as a single largest party in the Karnataka Assembly elections with the effect of Telugu voters in the state.

The initial trends have shown an outright victory for the BJP but the latest trends confirm that BJP is not likely to cross the magic figure of 112 seats out of 222 seats (elections held).

Congress candidates have bounced back in last two rounds in many constituencies and its figure reached 78 including the leading. While JD(S) was leading the table in 38 constituencies.

BJP reportedly got fewer seats in Bangalore and other parts where Telugus live in more numbers than in remaining Karnataka even after taking the support of YCP and used all tactics to divide Telugus. While TDP and Chandrababu Naidu have used all tactics to dissuade Telugu voters from supporting BJP.He openly gave a call to Telugu people to defeat BJP.

Andhra People influence was invisible in Hyderabad Karnataka and visible in Olf Mysore. BJP was rejected in Old Mysuru region, it got 18 seats and got JDS 31. But in Hyderabad Karnataka where most Telugus live, BJP has increased its tally from 6 to 24. Congress got 12. In Greater Bengaluru, BJP leading in 15 seats, Congress in 9 seats and JDS in 2 seats.

About 15% of Karnataka’s population is estimated to be Telugu speaking in 12 districts — Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapura, Tumakuru, Chitradurga, Ballari, Koppal, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Bidar.