Karnataka starts going to the polls today, when 17.2 million people in 89 assembly constituencies across 11 southern districts will cast their vote to decide the fate of 953 contestants.
The rest of the state will elect their representatives on 16 May and 22 May.
On the eve of the elections, Mint spoke to the leaders of the state’s three dominant political parties on their promises and their prospects of winning. Here is what they had to say:
Every party hopes to win this battle (PDF)