Karnataka election results 2018: Congress open to alliance with JD(S), say Kharge and Gehlot

Senior Congress leaders said on Tuesday the party was open to an alliance with Janata Dal(Secular) , Regional party Janata Dal (Secular) was leading in 38 seats; the party could play kingmaker if neither the Congress nor the BJP gets a majority in what is seen as the first major battle that sets the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, early trends in the counting of votes show Congress leading in 65 seats and JD(S) in 38 while the BJP is ahead in 111 seats in the 224-member Assembly.  Voting was held in 222 seats and a party needs to win 112 seats today for a majority.

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