Vicky Nanjappa

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The caste equation in Karnataka explained: Will JD(S) play kingmaker again?

Like any other state, caste plays a big factor in Karnataka also. The question is will the voting pattern in the state be the same this year as was seen in the 2018 elections

New Delhi, Jan 13: It is very often said and has been proven several times that in the Karnataka Assembly elections, it is caste that plays a major factor.

Experts tell OneIndia that the scenario would be no different this time around too. Like in 2018, the Janata Dal (S) would be looking to create a hung assembly so that it can play the kingmaker like it has done in the past several times. Looking at the current situation, there are many similarities between the 2018 and 2023 elections. All parties are into caste engineering and the BJP would bank on the Hindu and Lingayat votes and the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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