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Apr 16, 2018 08:05 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Podcast | BJP vs Congress: Here's how politics is unfolding in Karnataka

With just under a month to go for the crucial Assembly elections in Karnataka, here’s how Congress and the BJP stack up on various issues and after recent developments.

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With under a month to go for the Karnataka Assembly election, Bengaluru’s temperature is not the only thing that is rising.It is also the political tension that is steady building up.

The campaigning will hit its crescendo when the state goes out to vote on May 12. The counting will take place on May 15.

The entire country seems unusually invested in the election in Karnataka. A loss in Karnataka will put the Congress party’s future in the country on life support. Karnataka is the only large state the Congress party currently has a government in, bedside Punjab, Mizoram and the union territory of Pondicherry.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has decided to go scorched earth in the run up to the election. He has staked his fortune on caste arithmetic.

Siddharamaiah’s opponent, when it comes to campaigning and fighting elections, is the redoubtable Amit Shah. Shah has time and again demonstrated that he knows how to win elections for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Here’s a look into how various issues and recent developments, such as granting minority status to the Lingayats, position of the Janata Dal (Secular) as a possible ‘King maker’ and BJP, coming full circle in projecting BS Yeddyurappa as their CM candidate.

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