BJP will get ‘absolute majority’ in Karnataka polls

A former chief minister of the Indian state of Karnataka is confident of his party securing absolute majority in the state assembly elections hours ahead of the counting of votes on Tuesday. Addressing media in Bengaluru, BS Yeddyurappa (pictured) said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which rules the federal government, will come back to power in the state by winning 125 to 130 seats. He dismissed exit poll projections which indicated a hung house. Yeddyurappa said his “calculations have never gone wrong” and the election results will prove a strong BJP wave. He said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of Congress would lose both Chamundeshwari and Badami seats from where he is contesting. Siddaramaiah had called Yeddyurappa “mentally disturbed” for stating that BJP would form the government in the state on May 17. Yeddyurappa reaffirmed on Sunday that he can “give in writing” his party is “100 per cent sure of forming the government on May 17.”