UPDATES : Karnataka Assembly elections 2023: Congress set to form government

Polling for the high-stakes electoral battle was held on Wednesday. In the 224- seat Assembly in Karnataka, 112 is the halfway mark. 

BySouth First Desk

Published May 13, 2023 | 7:48 AMUpdated May 14, 2023 | 7:43 AM

Leaders of Congress led by AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge after party's landslide in Karnataka. (Supplied)

Counting of votes for the Karnataka Assembly elections 2023 began at 8 am on Saturday, 13 May.
Polling for the high-stakes electoral battle was held on Wednesday. In the 224- seat Assembly in Karnataka, 112 is the halfway mark.
Karnataka created a record on Wednesday with the highest-ever voter tunout of 73.19 percent — excluding postal ballots and voting from home. On Saturday, postal ballots will be counted first and will add to the total turnout count.
Several exit polls have predicted edge to the Congress, with South First-People’s Pulse Exit Poll predicting 107 to 119 seats to the Congress with a vote share of 42 percent.