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Karnataka election results in pics: BJP celebrates early but Congress and JD(S) spoil the party

With some major twists and turns on result day in Karnataka, here's a look at some of the best images and how things unfolded on May 15.

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Counting of votes of the Karnataka assembly polls commenced early on May 15 and the BJP, Congress and JD(S) waited for initial figures with bated breath. (Image: PTI)
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Counting of votes of the Karnataka assembly polls commenced early on May 15 and the BJP, Congress and JD(S) waited for initial figures with bated breath. (Image: PTI)

Early figures gave the BJP a major lead, and party workers in capital New Delhi burst into celebrations. (Image: PTI)
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Early figures gave the BJP a major lead, and party workers in capital New Delhi burst into celebrations. (Image: PTI)

Celebrations began at the BJP headquarters in Bengaluru as well, and party cadres were of the view that the saffron party would obtain majority and form the government. (Image: PTI)
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Celebrations began at the BJP headquarters in Bengaluru as well, and party cadres were of the view that the saffron party would obtain majority and form the government. (Image: PTI)

In fact, by noon, BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje went on air and confirmed that the party would go ahead and form the government without seeking any outside support. (Image: PTI)
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In fact, by noon, BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje went on air and confirmed that the party would go ahead and form the government without seeking any outside support. (Image: PTI)

There were more celebrations following the statement as BJP seemed to heading towards obtaining majority. (Image: PTI)
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There were more celebrations following the statement as BJP seemed to heading towards obtaining majority. (Image: PTI)

However, the tide soon turned in favour of the Congress, who approached the JD(S) and offered support to form an alliance. (Image: PTI)
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However, the tide soon turned in favour of the Congress, who approached the JD(S) and offered support to form an alliance. (Image: PTI)

Meanwhile, BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa reportedly stated that the BJP would not form an alliance with any other party and would form the government. (Image: PTI)
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Meanwhile, BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa reportedly stated that the BJP would not form an alliance with any other party and would form the government. (Image: PTI)

Late afternoon, Siddaramaiah announced that it had offered support to the JD(S) to form the government and said that its President HD Kumaraswamy would be given the post of chief minister in case a government is formed. (Image: PTI)
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Late afternoon, Siddaramaiah announced that it had offered support to the JD(S) to form the government and said that its President HD Kumaraswamy would be given the post of chief minister in case a government is formed. (Image: PTI)

Pouring cold water on the BJP's celebrations, JD(S) spokesperson Tanveer Ahmed confirmed that the party had accepted Congress'offer. (Image: PTI)
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Pouring cold water on the BJP's celebrations, JD(S) spokesperson Tanveer Ahmed confirmed that the party had accepted Congress'offer. (Image: PTI)

However, BJP president Amit Shah has rushed Prakash Javdekar, JP Nadda, and Dharmendra Pradhan to Bengaluru to ensure that the BJP forms the government in the state. (Image: PTI)
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However, BJP president Amit Shah has rushed Prakash Javdekar, JP Nadda, and Dharmendra Pradhan to Bengaluru to ensure that the BJP forms the government in the state. (Image: PTI)

First Published on May 15, 2018 07:39 pm
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