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Karnataka Assembly Election 2018

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks as BJP MLA's walks out ahead of the trust vote, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks after BJP MLA's walked out ahead of the trust vote, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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BJP MLA's walks out of the Assembly ahead of the trust vote of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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H.D. Kumaraswamy (left) taking oath as the CM, on May 23

A view of Vidhan Soudha, during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati wave at the crowd during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Bengaluru.

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Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and others during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Karnataka former chief minister & Congress leader Siddaramaiah during the swearing-in ceremony, in Bengaluru.

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Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, AICC President Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi wave during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Bengaluru.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greets Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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AICC President Rahul Gandhi with his mother and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi waves to the crowd along with Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav and others during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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A view of Vidhan Soudha, during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with Karnataka former chief minister & Congress leader Siddaramaiah during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, newly-sworn in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala administers the oath to Congress leader Dr G Parameshwara as Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala administers the oath to JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka Chief Minister during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy, West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal, Kerala CM Pinariyi Vijayan, BSP Supermo Mayawati, and others during Karnataka swearing-in ceremony, in Bengaluru.

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Arrangements in full swing on the eve of swearing-in ceremony of JD(S) leader Karnataka Chief Minister designate H D Kumaraswamy, in Bengaluru.

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Arrangements in full swing on the eve of swearing-in ceremony of JD(S) leader Karnataka Chief Minister designate H D Kumaraswamy, in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy visits Manjunatha Swamy temple, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, at Kshetra Dharmasthala in Dharmasthala, Karnataka.

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JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy greets BSP supremo Mayawati at her residence, in New Delhi.

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JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Congress General Secretary and Karnataka In-charge K.C. Venugopal during a meeting in New Delhi.

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JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy presents a bouquet to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, during a meeting at latter's residence, in New Delhi.

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JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy presents a bouquet to former Congress president Sonia Gandhi during a meeting, in New Delhi.

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JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy with Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi during a meeting in New Delhi.

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JD(S) president H.D. Kumaraswamy addressing media after meeting with Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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JD(S) president H.D. Kumaraswamy addressing media after meeting with Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy visits Manjunatha Swamy temple ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, at Kshetra Dharmasthala in Dharmasthala, Karnataka.

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JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy visits Manjunatha Swamy temple, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, at Kshetra Dharmasthala in Dharmasthala, Karnataka.

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JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and party MLAs show victory sign to celebrate after chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced his resignation before the floor test, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa addresses the house members before a floor test, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) Leader H D Kumaraswamy with Congress leader D K Shivakumar show victory sign to celebrate after chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced his resignation before the floor test, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru. Supreme Court had ordered Karnataka BJP Government to prove their majority in a floor test at the Assembly.

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A poster of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) chief HD Kumarswamy after Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa announced his resignation, in New Delhi.

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Outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa submits his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala after announcing it before the floor test at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) Leader H D Kumaraswamy greets supporters after takes blessings of Seer Srisri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji of Adichunchungiri Mutt in Bengaluru. BJP leader B S Yediyurappa submit his resignation before the floor test.

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Congress activists stage a demonstration to protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to BJP to form the government, in Kolkata.

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Newly-elected Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa seeks the blessings of Shivakumara Swami, at Sree Siddaganga Matha in Tumkur.

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Senior Congress leader and Advocate Abhishek Singhvi addresses the media after a hearing in Karnataka government formation case, at Supreme Court in New Delhi. The Supreme Court ordered a floor test to be conducted in the Karnataka Assembly on Saturday for BJP's B S Yeddyurappa, who was sworn-in as Chief Minister, to prove his majority.

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Congress senior leaders Gulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot with others march towards Raj Bhawan to protest against the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to BJP to form the government, in Bengaluru.

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Congress senior leaders Gulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot with others march towards Raj Bhawan to protest against the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to BJP to form the government, in Bengaluru.

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Congress senior leaders Gulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot with others march towards Raj Bhawan to protest against the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to BJP to form the government, in Bengaluru.

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Congress MLAs, sitting in a bus, leave the Vidhana Soudha after staging a protest dharna against the swearing-in of B S Yeddyurappa as Karnataka chief minister, in Bengaluru.

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Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa assumes charge at his office in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa is greeted by Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and JP Nadda after his swearing-in ceremony, at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.

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Indian Youth Congress workers protest against the alleged ‘encounter of Constitution’ by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, in Bangalore.

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Former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi talks to the media as he arrives at the Supreme Court for the hearing of Congress & JD(S) petition challenging Karnataka Governor's decision to invite BJP for forming government in the state, in New Delhi.

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Congress leaders and noted lawyer Abhishek Manusinghvi arrives at the Supreme Court for the hearing of Congress & JD(S) petition challenging Karnataka Governor's decision to invite BJP for forming government in the state, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate the swearing-in of new Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in Hubballi.

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BJP supporters with folk artists celebrate the swearing-in of new Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa outside Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) Supremo H D Deve Gowda and Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad stage dharna in front of Gandhi Statue near Vidhan Soudha to protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to BJP to form the government, in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) Supremo H D Deve Gowda with senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge during a dharna in front of Gandhi Statue near Vidhan Soudha to protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to BJP to form the government, in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) MLA's inside a bus as they leave after sitting on a dharna in front of Gandhi Statue near Vidhan Soudha to protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to BJP to form the government, in Bengaluru.

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Congress and JD(S) MLAs stage dharna in front of Gandhi Statue near Vidhan Soudha to protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to BJP to form the government, in Bengaluru.

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Congress and JD(S) MLAs stage dharna in front of Gandhi Statue near Vidhan Soudha to protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's invitation to BJP to form the government, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala greets newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa, at a ceremony in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala administers oath to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B. S. Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister of the state at a ceremony in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy after polls

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H.D. Kumaraswamy (2nd from left) greets G. Parameshwara of Congress on May 16

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The BJP’s chief ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa has been invited to form a government

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H.D. Kumaraswamy ­listens intently to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad following a meeting with the state ­governor after the results, flanked by Siddaramaiah (right) and Mallikarjun Kharge

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The Congress president takes stock and tea during his yatra through Karnataka

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters dance to celebrate after their leader B. S. Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka state in Bangalore.

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Union ministers and BJP leaders Prakash Javadekar, Ananth Kumar and JP Nadda greet Karnataka unit chief of the party B S Yeddyurappa, after he was elected leader of the BJP legislature party, in Bengaluru. Party leader Jagadish Shettar is also seen.

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JD(S) President HD Kumaraswamy being presented a bouquet by party senior leader GT Devegowda and others after a JD(S) legislative party meeting, in Bengaluru. Congress extended the support to JD(S) to form the new Government in Karnataka.

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JD(S) President H D Kumaraswamy speaks to media as his elder brother and MLA H D Revanna (L) argues with a journalist, after a JD(S) legislative party meeting in Bengaluru. Congress has extended the support to JD(S) to form the new Government in Karnataka.

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JD(S) President H D Kumaraswamy speaks to media after the JD(S) legislative party meeting in Bengaluru. Congress has extended the support to JD(S) to form the new Government in Karnataka.

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Janata Dal (Secular) leader H. D. Kumaraswamy speaks during a press conference in Bangalore.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and and chief minister candidate B. S. Yeddyurappa, third left, speaks to journalists after meeting the governor asking him to invite his party to form the government in Bangalore.

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JD(S) party workers celebrate outside the Raj Bhavan after Congress party extended support to JD(S) to form the new Government in Karnataka, after Assembly Election results 2018, in Bengaluru.

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Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S) President H D Kumaraswamy, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad ahead of a meeting with Governor Vajubhai Vala after Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 results, in Bengaluru. Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge are also seen.

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Outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and JD(S) President HD Kumaraswamy address the media after a meeting with Governor Rudabhai Vala in Bengaluru.

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A BJP worker shows an Indian map to highlight the party's mission of 'Congress-mukt Bharat' during celebrations after the party's lead in Karnataka Assembly elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

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BJP's chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa talks to the media on Karnataka Assembly election results, in Bengaluru.

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BJP party workers offer milk 'abhishek' to cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP state unit President BS Yediyurappa as they celebrate BJP's lead in Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 outside the party office in Bengaluru.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah wave to party workers gathered at the party headquarters, after the Karnataka Assembly elections result 2018, in New Delhi.

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BJP President Amit Shah flashes a victory sign as he arrives at the Prty Headquarters after his party's performance in Karnataka Assembly elections 2018, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated by BJP leaders (L-R) Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nitin Gadkari, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj after party's performance in Karnataka Assembly elections 2018, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah during BJP Parliamentary Board meeting after Karnataka Assembly elections result 2018, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by BJP President Amit Shah as he arrives for BJP Parliamentary Board meeting after Karnataka Assembly elections result 2018, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses BJP party workers after Karnataka Assembly election results 2018, in New Delhi.

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Investors react while watching the stock prices at a display screen at the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai. After surging over 436 points in the day the Sensex slipped into the negative territory at the end as trends indicated BJP falling short of the majority in Karnataka.

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A display board on the facade of Bombay Stock Exchange building shows news on the Karnataka polls, in Mumbai. After surging over 436 points in the day the Sensex slipped into the negative territory at the end as trends indicated BJP falling short of the majority in Karnataka.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, State President Jitu Vaghani and other BJP leaders show victor sign as they celebrate the party's performance in Karnataka Assembly elections, at the BJP office “Kamalam” at Gandhinagar.

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BJP Maharashtra President Raosaheb Danwe and BJP Mumbai President Ashish Shelar celebrate the party's lead in Karnataka Assembly elections, in Mumbai.

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BJP workers celebrate with colours the party's lead on more than 110 Assembly seats, as the counting of votes is in progress, outside the party office in Bengaluru.

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BJP workers celebrate the party's lead on more than 110 Assembly seats, as the counting of votes is in progress, outside the party office in Bengaluru.

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Paramilitary soldiers stand guard as supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shout slogans outside a votes counting center in Bangalore.

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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate early leads for the party in the Karnataka state elections in Bangalore.

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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) carry cut-out photographs of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, party president Amit Shah, left, and chief minister candidate B. S. Yeddyurappa as they celebrate early leads for the party in the Karnataka state elections in Bangalore.

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A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing a mask of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets as he celebrates early leads for the party in the Karnataka state elections in Bangalore.

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A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes victory sign as he celebrates early leads for the party in the Karnataka state elections in Bangalore. The counting of votes for elections to state legislature in this southern state is currently in progress.

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BJP workers celebrate the party's lead in over hundred Assembly constituencies, as the counting of votes is in progress, in Bengaluru.

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A view of Congress headquarters during Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 results in New Delhi.

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A view of Congress headquarters during Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 results in New Delhi

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BJP supporter with party flag at BJP headquarters in New Delhi as the partys lead in over hundred Assembly constituencies in Karnataka Assembly Elections.

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BJP workers display the cut-outs of PM Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah as they celebrate partys decisive lead in Karnataka Assembly elections, as the counting of votes is in progress, in New Delhi.

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BJP workers celebrate party's decisive lead in Karnataka Assembly elections, as the counting of votes is in progress, outside the party headquarters in New Delhi.

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