The Karnataka Assembly Election vote counting began on the morning of May 13 and as of now Congress is ahead and almost reaching the majority mark. Most of the exit polls showed a similar result earlier.
Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah's son Yathindra Siddaramiah said, "Congress will get an absolute majority and form the government in Karnataka. We are very confident that we will make government on our own" to the media.
According to reports he also said, "We will do anything to keep BJP out of power...In the interest of Karnataka, my father should become the Chief Minister."
SIddaramaiah was running for the Varuna constituency this time, and his son is confident about him winning the seat with a considerable margin and Congress' majority in the state. According to the latest results, Siddaramaiah is leading in Varuna by 2,710 votes against BJP minister V Somanna.
Yathindra Siddaramaiah reportedly said, "As a son, definitely I would like to see him as a Chief Minister. But as a resident of the state, his last regime had a very good governance, this time also, if he becomes the Chief Minister, whatever corruption and misrule during the BJP rule will be corrected by him. In the interest of the State also, he should become the CM."
The exit polls had predicted Congress with a majority and Bharatiya Janata Paty trailing while the Janata Dal (Secular) with a possibility of being a kingmaker. When JD(S) leader H K Kumaraswamy was asked about a hung government with BJP he said it would be a call from the leadership after results.