Karnataka: Can the BJP break a 38-year-old jinx?
- With many unanswered questions, the outcome of the state election is uncertain
- The Karnataka state assembly election is scheduled for 10 May. The state assembly has 224 seats and a simple majority requires winning at least 113 constituencies
Mysuru/Bengaluru: The crowd was ecstatic and the music loud. In the historic town of Srirangapatna, the erstwhile capital of Tipu Sultan’s kingdom of Mysore, these supporters of Janata Dal (Secular) danced and blared their throat out. Crackers were burst and the road, near the town’s bus terminus, turned into a sea of green and white flags—the party’s colours.