Although local leadership of Congress has taken the responsibility of the loss, Twitterati was in no mood to spare Rahul Gandhi.
"Our discussions with investors and the market's multiples suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning 2019 is being priced in," UBS Securities Head of India Research Gautam Chhaochharia and Analyst Sanjena Dadawala said in a research note.
According to the latest trends, out of the 28 seats in Bengaluru city, the BJP is winning almost half, whereas the Congress is ahead in 11 and JD(S) eight.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also took a swipe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying somebody was dreaming of becoming prime minister, a reference to Gandhi's statement during the Karnataka poll campaign that he was ready for the job if his party emerged victorious in the next Lok Sabha elections.
The trends for the election results are indicating that the BJP is well on its way to cross the halfway mark of 113.
Soon after the results, she tweeted that the result would have been very different had the Congress partnered up with former PM HD Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular).
Karnataka Congress campaign committee head DK Shivakumar says party leaders are in talks with JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda for a possible coalition government.
Retaining Congress was crucial for Congress as it would have given them the much-needed confidence boost going into the Lok Sabha polls, scheduled to be held next year
A BJP-led government in Karnataka would prove a major boost for Modi ahead of the 2019 elections, silencing critics who said his popularity had faded over the rocky adoption of a nationwide sales tax and a sudden ban on high-value notes late in 2016.
Here's a quick look at how the three major parties have performed across the six regions of Karnataka till now
It is likely that this 84-year-old former prime minister who will hold the key to what both the Congress and the BJP will be looking for
Bengaluru is again witnessing a close contest between the Congress and the BJP
Talking to reporters in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ramdev said that whoever wins the Karnataka polls, results of which will be announced on Tuesday, will make the next government in 2019.
The counting of votes for 222 Assembly seats will be undertaken in close to 40 counting centres and initial trends are likely to start trickling in by an hour
Out of the 224 seats in Karnataka assembly, any party has to attain at least 113 seats to form a government
Tharoor has been charged with abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar
Piyush Goyal will be in charge of Finance Ministry until Arun Jaitley recovers
An approximate 72.5 percent voter turnout was reported till 5pm today. Counting will be done on May 17
Latest updates from the Karnataka as the state awaits result of the Assembly election held on May 12. Exit polls have predicted a hung House, most showing BJP having a lead.
Karnataka has 224 assembly seats and a party needs at least 113 MLAs to form the government.
Although the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka welcomed the top court’s verdict, he strongly opposed the formation of the Cauvey Management Board
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has been unusually relaxed after the elections, spending the weekend at his Mysuru residence with family
The letter urges the President to advise the Prime Minister to refrain from ‘threatening’ Congress leaders.
In separate tweets, Chidambaram also asked all chief ministers to oppose the terms of reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission, which he said was the central government's "attempt to violate the Constitution and wreck the federal system".
The minister further recalled land donation by the Jat king to the varsity and said that his “contribution in the field of education cannot be forgotten.”