Lingayats, which comprise 17-22% of the population, have been traditional BJP supporters but are being wooed by Congress with its offer of religious minority status.
How will the Lingayat vote shift?
Will BJP win over villagers hit by rural distress and trump Siddaramaiah’s farmer base?
How will the village vote shift?
Return of BJP rebels
BJP’s CM-face BS Yeddyurappa and veteran B Sriramulu quit in 2012 to form KJP and BSR-Congress, taking away over 12% votes.
Now that they are back in BJP, how much of its lost voteshare will it gain?
Your Seat Prediction:Hung Assembly
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