BJP could have had clear majority in Karnataka with under 7,000 votes: A look at constituencies with lowest margins of victory

The average margin of victory across the 222 Karnataka constituencies that went to the polls was around 18,342 votes

FP Staff May 16, 2018 14:13:34 IST
BJP could have had clear majority in Karnataka with under 7,000 votes: A look at constituencies with lowest margins of victory

The results of the Karnataka Assembly election were declared on Tuesday and they threw up — as expected in some quarters — a hung Assembly with the BJP snapping up 104 seats, the Congress having to settle for 78 and the Janata Dal (Secular) managing 38. As it stands, the BJP could have claimed the state outright — and without the wheeling and dealing that's presently underway — if it had just secured 6,730 more votes.

The average margin of victory across the 222 constituencies that went to the polls was around 18,342 votes, with a high of 81,626 votes in Pukaleshinagar (SC) and a low of 90 votes in Devar Hippargi.

Here's a closer look at the 10 narrowest margins of victory:

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