A similar "futile" exercise was done by Congress when the UPA II chose to divide Andhra Pradesh and carve out Telangana as a separate state just before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
A party must have 113 seats to form a government.
If it forms a government in Karnataka, the BJP and its allies would govern 22 of India's 29 states.
"2019 is going to be BJP versus nobody, Modi versus nobody", said his party colleague Seshadri Chari.
The results are not just a snub to Chief Minister K Siddaramiah but also to Congress president Rahul Gandhi as it will be now hard for him to lead any united opposition front against the Narendra Modi-led BJP juggernaut.
Centre announces ceasefire in Kashmir
Nearly all terrorists groups operating in the valley in 2000 had rejected the government offer. Mir also thanked all the parties who spoke in unison to demand this Ramazan Ceasefire.
ITC Q4 net up 9.8% at Rs 2933 cr
A Bloomberg poll of analysts expected ITC's net income and revenue of Rs 2,920 crore and Rs 11,940 crore in Q4FY18 respectively. Its cigarette revenue during the year ended March 31, also decreased by 32 per cent to Rs 22,894.01 crore.
'The reduction of the number of seats of the Congress in Karnataka itself shows its defeat, 'Mr Paswan said.
The state of 60 million people, which includes the wealthy technology hub of Bangalore, is seen as a bellwether for next year's elections at which Narendra Modi will seek another term as prime minister. "Till the time Congress is under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, the party can never succeed".
Expressing confidence of the victory of the BJP in Karnataka, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the country is moving towards a "Congress mukt Bharat" (Congress free India). Referring to the INLD and the BSP recently entering into an alliance for next year's Lok Sabha and Haryana Assembly polls, he said: "The era of alliance has come to an end and the alliance struck by them is unnatural and has no meaning".
"Meetings and discussions were held with NRIs there. This system would be implemented in Haryana", he added.
The trading price for Burberry Group plc with ticker code: LON:BRBY has risen 2.86% or 51.5 points during today's session so far. The stock price dipped -4.52% in three months and plunged -7.87% for the last six months trading period.
According to the report, NBCUniversal is said to be close to renewing the deal for RAW at three times its current value. Rumors surfaced earlier this year that Fox Sports could be a good candidate to broadcast WWE shows in the near future.
The nitwit finally resorts to telling the woman, "Maybe you shouldn't eat that sandwich today!" as he storms off toward the door. A spokesperson for Fresh Kitchen told NBC4 the staff was "in awe" of what happened.
The Bell claims that the S10's launch has been pushed forward to make room for its long-rumoured foldable ' Galaxy X ' smartphone. The tenth anniversary Galaxy S10 , on the other hand, is said to be making an appearance as early CES 2019 in January.
In attendance at the meeting holding at the Government House are traditional, religious and others leaders in the State. He said already, an assessment of the communities had been made while N10 billion had been earmarked for the work.
Since March 30, Palestinians have been holding mass rallies near the Gaza Strip border, known as the Great March of Return. Sixty people were killed and over 2,500 injured by Israeli forces, the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry announced .
But the report also said that internal and external checks and balances created to prevent failures of the board had all failed. Lawmakers said that the Big Four - PwC, KPMG, Deloitte and EY - had earned £71m since 2008 on work related to the firm.
He played in the last England team that had four, maybe five, world-class players... and he was certainly one of those. We shared some wonderful memories throughout our career and I had the pleasure of being his room-mate.
Safety agency to investigate Tesla crash in Utah
Now the NHTSA is also announcing that it will investigate the accident, but only for data gathering as a "special crash". The vehicle was in Autopilot mode when it slammed into a concrete barrier that divided a busy Silicon Valley highway.
Codemasters Reveals F1 2018 Release Date
The game will also include all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the current 2018 season. We will look at Codemasters F1 2017 in a PC graphics performance and PC gamer way.
Triumvirate to run Air France-KLM for now after pay row
Departing CEO Janaillac told the shareholders' meeting that the group was facing "one of the worst crises in its history". Frédéric Gagey, who now seves as CFO at Air France-KLM, will become interim chairman of the Franco-Dutch group.