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Karnataka elections 2018: High-voltage poll campaigning ends, voting on May 12

The high-pitched election campaign for the Karnataka Assembly polls concluded at 5 pm on May 10 as political parties held multiple rallies in their last attempt to woo voters.

Karnataka will go to polls on May 12 and the results will be declared on May 15. The high-pitched election campaign for the Karnataka Assembly polls concluded at 5 pm on May 10. (Express Photo by Vishnu Varma)

The tenure of the current Karnataka Legislative Assembly will expire on May 28. Out of the 224 constituencies, 173 are reserved for the general category, 36 for the scheduled caste and 15 for the scheduled tribe. (Express Photo by Aaron Pereira)

The Congress, meanwhile, has bagged nearly 70 seats and the JD(S) at least 40 and there is talk of a possible alliance.(Source: PTI)

BJP has declared BS Yeddyurappa as its chief ministerial candidate. The BJP CM candidate from the state has represented the Shikaripura constituency seven times. (Express Photo by Aaron Pereira)

Siddaramaiah is the incumbent chief minister and Congress had stormed into power in the 2013 Assembly elections, winning 122 seats and cornering 36.6 per cent of the vote share. BJP stood a distant second with just 43 seats. In picture: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during a road show at Chamundeshwari in Mysuru on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)

The decisive constituencies include Mangalore, Raichur, Bellary, Mysore, Bijapur North, Bijapur South, Udupi and Badami. (Express Photo by Vishnu Varma)

Rally after election rally, Rahul Gandhi targeted BJP's chief ministerial candidate Yeddyurappa over corruption when he helmed the state while BJP was in power between 2008 and 2013. (Source: PTI)

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Sonia Gandhi, who avoided the rough and tumble of elections for two years after took ill during a roadshow in Varanasi ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls, also addressed a rally in the Lingayat stronghold of Vijayapura where she said "Modi is possessed by the devil of 'Congress mukt Bharat'." (Source: PTI)

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. (File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described as "an insult to democracy” Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s claim of being in the reckoning to be PM in 2019 if the Congress emerges as the single largest party.(File Photo)