Karnataka Assembly Election Result 2018: Check live updates

The counting of Karnataka assembly election are on and we bring you the latest updates live.. All the major parties — Congress, BJP and Janata Dal Secular — are hopeful to form the government in the Southern State. All eyes are set on the results which will reveal that was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who campaigned heavily in Karnataka for the BJP, successful in winning the hearts of the voters or the ruling Congress will be able to retain power.

Check the live updates of Karnataka Assembly Elections here

10:59 PM: Election Commission data showed that the BJP could end up with 104 seats — eight short of simple majority

09:41 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 1 seats, won 103; Congress won 78; JD(S) won 37; Others won 1

09:14 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 3 seats, won 101; Congress won 78; JD(S) won 37; Others won 1

08:59 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 3 seats, won 101; Congress won 78; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

08:26 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 4 seats, won 100; Congress on 1, won 77; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

08:02 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 5 seats, won 99; Congress on 1, won 77; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

7:35 PM – 7:45 PM: Have shown that Congress & JD(S) have a clear majority. Yeddyurappa is saying that BJP’s single largest party, but single largest party doesn’t necessarily form govt. I think Governor should invite the groups having the majority: Dinesh Gundu Rao, Congress (ANI)

07:29 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 5 seats, won 99; Congress on 2, won 76; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

07:23 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 6 seats, won 98; Congress on 2, won 76; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

07:14 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 7 seats, won 97; Congress on 2, won 76; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

07:02 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 7 seats, won 97; Congress on 4, won 74; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

06:53 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 8 seats, won 96; Congress on 4, won 74; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

06:50 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 9 seats, won 95; Congress on 4, won 74; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

06:47 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 9 seats, won 95; Congress on 5, won 73; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

06:38 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 11 seats, won 93; Congress on 5, won 73; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

06:29 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 12 seats, won 92; Congress on 5, won 73; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

06:11 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 12 seats, won 92; Congress on 7, won 71; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

06:02 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 13 seats, won 91; Congress on 8, won 70; JD(S) won 37; Others 01, won 0

5:45 PM – 5.55 PM: JD(S) & Congress have enough numbers to form the government. BJP cannot form the government without the numbers: M Veerappa Moily, Congress (ANI)

5:35 PM – 5:44 PM: HD Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Mallikarjun Kharge at Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru

05:24 PM – 05: 27 PM: Just now we met Governor because we are single largest party, and that he allows us to prove majority in the Assembly: BS Yeddyurappa (ANI)

05:20 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 16 seats, won 88; Congress on 12, won 66; JD(S) on 3, won 34; Others 01, won 0

05:17 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 17 seats, won 87; Congress on 13, won 65; JD(S) on 4, won 33; Others 01, won 0

05:14 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 17 seats, won 87; Congress on 14, won 64; JD(S) on 4, won 33; Others 01, won 0

05:08 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 17 seats, won 87; Congress on 15, won 63; JD(S) on 5, won 32; Others 01, won 0

05:05 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 17 seats, won 87; Congress on 17, won 61; JD(S) on 6, won 31; Others 01, won 0

05:02 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 17 seats, won 87; Congress on 18, won 60; JD(S) on 6, won 31; Others 01, won 0

04:59 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 17 seats, won 87; Congress on 20, won 58; JD(S) on 6, won 31; Others 01, won 0

04:53 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 19 seats, won 85; Congress on 22, won 56; JD(S) on 6, won 31; Others 01, won 0

04:54 PM – 04:59 PM: I have taken an appointment with Karnataka Governor for 5 pm. We should be forming the govt as we are the single largest party : BS Yeddyurappa (ANI)

04:50 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 19 seats, won 85; Congress on 23, won 55; JD(S) on 6, won 31; Others 01, won 0

04:44 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 20 seats, won 84; Congress on 24, won 54; JD(S) on 8, won 29; Others 01, won 0

04:41 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 21 seats, won 83; Congress on 24, won 54; JD(S) on 8, won 29; Others 01, won 0

04:38 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 22 seats, won 82; Congress on 25, won 53; JD(S) on 9, won 28; Others 01, won 0

04:32 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 22 seats, won 82; Congress on 27, won 51; JD(S) on 9, won 28; Others 01, won 0

04:29 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 22 seats, won 82; Congress on 28, won 50; JD(S) on 10, won 27; Others 01, won 0

04:26 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 23 seats, won 81; Congress on 28, won 50; JD(S) on 12, won 25; Others 01, won 0

04:15 PM – 04:25 PM: JD(S)’s HD Kumaraswamy seeks appointment from the Governor of Karnataka this evening, writes we have accepted Congress’s support to form the Government

04:20 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 24 seats, won 80; Congress on 28, won 50; JD(S) on 13, won 24; Others 01, won 0

04:17 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 26 seats, won 78; Congress on 28, won 50; JD(S) on 13, won 24; Others 01, won 0

04:14 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 26 seats, won 78; Congress on 29, won 49; JD(S) on 13, won 24; Others 01, won 0

03:45 PM – 04:12 PM: Siddaramaiah submits his resignation to the Governor of Karnataka

04:05 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 26 seats, won 78; Congress on 31, won 47; JD(S) on 14, won 23; Others 01, won 0

04:02 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 27 seats, won 77; Congress on 32, won 46; JD(S) on 14, won 23; Others 01, won 0

03:56 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 28 seats, won 76; Congress on 33, won 45; JD(S) on 17, won 20; Others 01, won 0

03:53 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 29 seats, won 75; Congress on 33, won 45; JD(S) on 17, won 20; Others 01, won 0

03:41 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 31 seats, won 73; Congress on 35, won 43; JD(S) on 19, won 18; Others 01, won 0

03:35 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 32 seats, won 72; Congress on 35, won 42; JD(S) on 20, won 18; Others 01, won 0

03:32 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 34 seats, won 70; Congress on 35, won 41; JD(S) on 22, won 17; Others 01, won 0

03:29 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 36 seats, won 68; Congress on 36, won 40; JD(S) on 23, won 16; Others 01, won 0

03:23 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 37 seats, won 67; Congress on 38, won 38; JD(S) on 25, won 15; Others 01, won 0

03:20 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 37 seats, won 67; Congress on 41, won 35; JD(S) on 25, won 14; Others 01, won 0

03:17 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 40 seats, won 64; Congress on 43, won 33; JD(S) on 25, won 14; Others 02, won 1

03:08 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 47 seats, won 57; Congress ahead on 47, won 30; JD(S) on 27, won 11; Others 02, won 1

03:02 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 47 seats, won 57; Congress ahead on 49, won 29; JD(S) on 28, won 9; Others 02, won 1

02:56 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 47 seats, won 57; Congress ahead on 49, won 28; JD(S) on 31, won 7; Others 02, won 1

02:53 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 49 seats, won 56; Congress ahead on 50, won 26; JD(S) on 31, won 7; Others 02, won 1

02:32 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 63 seats, won 43; Congress ahead on 57, won 17; JD(S) on 33, won 5; Others 02, won 1

02:26 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 66 seats, won 40; Congress ahead on 61, won 13; JD(S) on 35, won 4; Others 02, won 1

02:23 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 67 seats, won 39; Congress ahead on 63, won 11; JD(S) on 35, won 4; Others 02, won 1

02:17 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 70 seats, won 36; Congress ahead on 65, won 9; JD(S) on 35, won 4; Others 02, won 1

02:11 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 69 seats, won 36; Congress ahead on 67, won 8; JD(S) on 36, won 3; Others 02, won 1

02:08 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 70 seats, won 35; Congress ahead on 67, won 8; JD(S) on 36, won 3; Others 02, won 1

02:02 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 74 seats, won 31; Congress ahead on 68, won 7; JD(S) on 36, won 3; Others 02, won 1

01:59 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 76 seats, won 30; Congress ahead on 70, won 4; JD(S) on 37, won 2; Others 02, won 1

01:49 PM: BJP CM Candidate BS Yeddyurappa wins from Shikaripura seat by 35,397 votes

01:47 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 81 seats, won 24; Congress ahead on 71, won 4; JD(S) on 38, won 1; Others 02, won 1

01:44 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 85 seats, won 21; Congress ahead on 70, won 4; JD(S) on 38, won 1; Others 02, won 1

01:38 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 87 seats, won 19; Congress ahead on 70, won 4; JD(S) on 38, won 1; Others 02, won 1

01:35 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 89 seats, won 17; Congress ahead on 70, won 4; JD(S) on 38, won 1; Others 02, won 1

01:32 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 89 seats, won 17; Congress ahead on 71, won 3; JD(S) on 38, won 1; Others 02, won 1

01:29 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 89 seats, won 17; Congress ahead on 71, won 3; JD(S) on 39; Others 03

01:20 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 92 seats, won 14; Congress ahead on 71, won 2; JD(S) on 40; Others 03

01:15 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 95 seats, won 11; Congress ahead on 71, won 2; JD(S) on 40; Others 03

01:12 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 98 seats, won 10; Congress ahead on 70, won 2; JD(S) on 39; Others 03

01:05 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 101 seats, won 8; Congress ahead on 69, won 2; JD(S) on 39; Others 03

01:04 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 102 seats, won 7; Congress ahead on 69, won 2; JD(S) on 39; Others 03

12:59 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 104 seats, won 5; Congress ahead on 69, won 1; JD(S) on 39; Others 03

12:46 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 104 seats, won 4; Congress ahead on 69, won 1; JD(S) on 40; Others 03

12:42 PM: Siddaramiah wins in Badami

12:36 PM: BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa wins in Shikaripura

12:35 PM: Official EC Trends & Result: BJP leading on 109 seats, won 2; Congress ahead on 68; JD(S) on 39; Others 03

12:19 PM: Official EC Trends: BJP won in two assembly seats

12:18 PM: Official EC Trends: BJP takes lead on 111 seats, Congress ahead on 66, JD(S) on 38, Others 03

11:39 AM: BJP’s Karunakar Reddy leads in Harpanahalli

11:30 AM: Official EC Trends: BJP takes lead on 114 seats, Congress ahead on 61, JD(S) on 38, Others 03

11:08 AM: JD(S) candidate GT Devegowda leading over Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari by 17000 votes

10:59 AM: Official EC Trends: BJP takes lead on 110 seats, Congress ahead on 56, JD(S) on 38, Others 03

10:50 AM: CM Siddaramaiah is trailing from Chamundeshwari by over 12,000 votes

10:16 AM: Official EC Trends: BJP takes lead on 95 seats, Congress ahead on 46, JD(S) on 37, Others 03

10:00 AM: BJP’s Jagadish Shettar leading at Hubli-Dharwad-Central

09:57 AM: Official EC trends: BJP leading on 85 seats, Congress on 47, JD(S) ahead on 35 seats, Others 02

9:44 AM: BJP’s B Sriramulu leads in Molakalmuru and Badami

9:21 AM: HD Kumaraswamy of JDS leading in Ramanagaram

9:15 AM: Siddaramiah trails in Chamundeshwari

9:00 AM: One hour into counting, BJP leading again

8:53 AM: BJP’s G Somashekhara Reddy leading in Bellary City

8:52 AM: BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa is leading in Shikaripura

8:51 AM: Siddaramiah is leading in Badami

8:50 AM: BJP leads the race after 50 minutes into counting

8:40 AM: Forty minutes into counting, Congress moves ahead

8:30 AM: Neck-and-neck race between BJP and Congress in the first 30 minutes

8:01 AM: Counting underway at 40 centres amid tight security

8:00 AM: Counting of votes begins for 222 assembly seats