The ruling BJP has multiple factors on hand as it fights the tough battle in Karnataka.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday announced that polling in Karnataka will be held on May 10, while counting would take place on May 13.
The BJP’s problem has been that it has never been able to get a majority despite it being the single largest party in 2004, 2008 and 2013. In 2006, it formed the government with the JD(S), but as the junior partner. In 2008, it rode the sympathy wave after being denied the post of chief minister and ended up as the largest party. The party however took the support of independents to form the government.
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