Congress is all set to govern the State with a comfortable majority. BJP might lose the Leader of Opposition post to JD(S). The rebels, KJP and BSR Congress, made little impact. With this we end our live update. Thank You!
16:45 pm: BJP has not got a single seat in Bellary. BSR Congress - 2; Congress - 6; Independent 1
16:30 pm: Results/leads... Congress - 120; BJP - 39; JD(S) - 41; KJP - 6; BSR Congress - 5; Others - 12
16:25 pm: Congress wins 4, BJP 2 in Uttar Kannada Constituencies. In 2008, BJP had won 5 seats in the region.
06:13 pm: Bijapur results/trends... Congress - 7; BJP - 1.
04:09 pm: Congress captures all 6 constituencies in Bagalkot
04:06 pm: KPCC president G.Parameshwar in Koratagere loses to Janata Dal (Secular) by 18,155 votes.
04:00 pm: Belgaum results/trending - BJP - 6; Congress - 5; KJP - 1; BSR Congress - 1; Independents - 2
Nippani - Jolle Shashikala Annasaheb (BJP) – leading
Kagwad - Bharamgoud Alagoud Kage (BJP) - won
Athani - Laxman Sangappa Savadi (BJP) - won
Raybag - Aihole Duryodhan Mahalingappa (BJP) - won
Hukkeri - Umesh Vishwanath Katti (BJP) - win
Arabhavi - Balachandra Laxmanrao Jarkiholi (BJP) - won
Belgaum Rural - Sanjay B Patil (BJP) – leading
Saundatti yelamma - Anand Alias Vishwanath Chandrashekhar Mamani (BJP) - won
Chikkodi-sadalga - Prakash Babanna Hukkeri (Congress) - won
Gokak - Jarkiholi Ramesh Laxmanrao (Congress) - won
Yamakanamaradi - Satish Laxmanarao Jarakiholi (Congress) - won
Belgaum Uttar - Fairoz Nuruddin Saith (Congress) – won
Kittur - Inamadar Danappagouda Basanagouda (Congress) - won
Ramdurga - Ashok Mahadevappa Pattan (Congress) – won
Bailhongal - Vishwanath I Patil (KJP) - won
Kudachi - P.Rajeev (BSR Congress) – won
Belgaum Dakshin - Sambhaji Lakshman Patil (Independent) – won
Khanapur - Arvind Chandrakant Patil (Independent) - leading
03:42 pm: Ramalinga Reddy of Congress wins from BTM Layout, Bangalore.
03:41 pm: Laxman Sangappa Savadi (BJP) retains Athani.
03:39 pm: K.M.Shivalinge Gowda of JD (S) wins from Arsikere.
03:33 pm: Industrialist Ashok Kheny is leading in Bidar South. He contested in Karnataka Makkala Paksha ticket.
03:21 pm: Former Chief Minister and JD(S) state unit president H.D. Kumaraswamy wins in Ramanagaram by more than 25,000 votes.
03:19 pm: Race for CM begins in Karnataka Congress
03:17 pm: Shivanna (Congress) wins in Anekal by defeating A. Narayanaswamy (BJP) by a a margin of 40,182 votes.
03:04 pm: Trends/Results... BJP - 41; Congress - 120; JD(S) - 40; KJP - 6; BSR Cong: 4; Others - 12
03:00 pm: Unhappy and upset, says BJP
02:44 pm: We will sit in opposition: JD(S)
02:33 pm: Trends/Results... BJP - 42; Congress - 120; JD(S) - 40; KJP - 4; BSR Cong: 4; Others - 13
02:29 pm: Yeddyurappa retains Shikaripura.
02: 25 pm: Yeddyurappa loyalists who parted ways with BJP and joined KJP, Shobha Karandlaje, C.M.Udasi and Renukacharya lose in elections.
02:20 pm: Former Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda says results "surprising, embarassing".
01:53 pm: I am very happy with the victory in Karnataka, it was a joint effort, says Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
01:49 pm: Jarakiholi Balachandra Laxmanarao of BJP has won from Arabhavi with a record margin of 75,221 votes.
01:46 pm: Congress candidate from Terdal, actor Umashree defeats Siddu Savadi of BJP.
01:41 pm: Anand Singh re-elected from Vijayanagara.
01:38 pm: Jarakiholi Satish Laxmanarao of Congress gets re-elected from Yemkanmardi.
01:27 pm: Bangalore region results:
R.V. Devraj (Congress) wins from Chickpet.
Priya Krishna (Congress) wins from Govindrajnagar.
S. Raghu (BJP) wins from CV Raman Nagar
Vijaykumar (BJP) wins from Jaynagar
01:25 pm: Trends/Results... BJP - 41; Congress - 115; JD(S) - 42; KJP - 7; BSR Cong: 3; Others - 9
01:23 pm: Vasu of Congress wins from Chamaraja.
01:17 pm: "Hindutva is defeated... people chose secularism," says celebrity Congress campaigner and Kannada actor Ramya.
01:14 pm: Former minister M.P. Renukacharya loses to D.G. Shantana Gowda (Congress). Honnali goes to Congress.
01:12 pm: JD(S) has won in Heggadadevankote. Chikkamadu defeated Chikkanna (Congress) by 12,498 votes.
01:10 pm: Rudrappa Manappa Lamani (Congress) wins from Haveri.
01:09 pm: P.T.Parameshwaranaik (Congress) wins from Hadagalli. He defeated B. Chandranaik of BJP by a huge margin of 40,810 votes.
01:08 pm: N.H. Shivashankara Reddy (Congress) wins from Gauribidanur
01:06 pm: Congress inching towards victory in Mysore constituencies - Narasimharaja, Chamaraja and Krishnaraja.
01:04 pm: Dr. K Sudhakar (Congress) wins from Chikkaballapur.
01:02 pm: Basavaraj Neelappa Shivannanavar (Congress) wins from Byadgi.
01:00 pm: Makbul S. Bagawan (Congress) defeats Basanagouda R. Patil (JD-S), to win from Bijapur City.
12:51 pm: K. Vasantha Bangera (Congress) wins from Belthangady by a margin of 15741 votes. He defeated BJP's Ranjan G. Gowda.
12:45 pm: JD(S) candidate and H.D. Kumaraswamy's wife, Anitha, is trailing behind C.P. Yogeshwara. Mr. Yogeshwara contested elections in Samajwadi ticket.
12:43 pm: JD(S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy fumes, vents ire at aedia. "This isn't Congress win.. media won. Media was against me, or I'd have got more seats."
12:41 pm: Top leaders huddle in BJP Headquarters. Incumbent Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar reacts: "I think it'll be hung assembly."
12:31 pm: BJP, Congress leading in 12 seats each in Bangalore region.
12:28 pm: JD(S) candidate Madhu Bangarappa is leading by 12,327 votes over his brother and Congress candidate Kumar Bangarappa in Sorab constituency in Shimoga district.
12:25 pm: Y.S.V. Datta of the Janata Dal (S) wins from Kadur assembly constituency by a margin of 43,000 votes.
12:23 pm: Independent candidate Sambhaji Lakshman Patil wins from Belgaum Dakshin
12:20 pm: P. Rajeev (BSR Congress) wins from Kudachi
12:14 pm: Haris (Cong) wins from Shantinagar by 19,000 votes
12:13 pm: Law minister Suresh Kumar (BJP) wins from Rajajinagar by 13,000 votes
12:07 pm: B.M. Nagaraja (Congress) wins from Siruguppa
11:57 am: Congress candidate Ajay Dharam Singh, son of former Chief Minister Dharam Singh, wins from Jewargi.
11:55 am: Click here to view the area-wise assembly results through our interactive map
11:50 am: Results/Trends... Congress - 117, JD(S) - 41, BJP - 38, KJP - 8, BSR Congress - 3
11:45 am: Cong leader D.K. Shivkumar tells the media, "Congress will form govt independently."
11:44 am: JD(S) dominates old Mysore
11: 42 am: BJP loses coastal Karnataka,Mumbai-Karnataka and Hyderabad-Karnataka regions to Congress
11:40 am: Trends according to Election Commission... Congress - 101; JD(S) - 44; BJP - 41; KJP - 12; Others - 17
11: 33 am: Congress' father-son duo have huge lead: PriyaKrishna leads by 22,000 (Govindrajnagar); Krishnappa by 10,480 (Vijaynagar)
11:32 am: Cong leader C.M. Ibrahim is trailing in Bhadaravati
11:22 am: Abhayachandra Jain (Cong) wins from Moodbidri. BJP candidate Umanatha Kotian loses.
11:18 am: Independent candidate Haladi Srinivas Shetty wins from Kundapura
11:17 am: Congress declared elected in 14 constituencies, JD (S) in four, and BJP in two.
11:15 am: BSR Congress candidate Suresh Babu declared elected in Kampli in Bellary district
11:13 am: Congress leads dip marginally
11:02 am: B.S.Yeddyurappa leading in Shikaripura
10:57 am: M. Krishnappa of BJP is leading in Bangalore South
10:56 am: Malikayya Venkayya Guttedar of Congress is leading in Afzalpur
10:49 am: Minister Suresh Kumar is leading in Rajajinagar. Congress candidate Manjula Naidu of Congress is trailing. KJP's Shobha Karandlaje also trailing.
10:47 am: Congress candidate Gundu Rao has 10,500 lead in Gandhi Nagar. P.C. Mohan, BJP's sitting MP from Banaglore Central is trailing.
10:45 am: Independents Sambhaji Lakshman Patil and Kinekar Manohar Kallappa are leading in Belgaum Dakshin and Belgaum Rural
10:42 am: B. Sreeramulu, founder of BSR Congress, is leading in Bellary
10:35 am: Former Minister S.A. Ramdas of BJP leading by 2000 votes in Krishnaraja, Mysore
10:33 am: Clean sweep for Congress in Dakshina Kannada. The party is leading in all 8 constituencies
10:30 am: BJP's B. Sudhakar Shetty has lost to Pramod Madhwaraj in Udupi.
10:25 am: Pramod Madhwaraj of the Congress party in Udupi assembly constituency has been declared elected.
10:20 am: First result is out! Shakuntala Shetty of Congress wins in Puttur.
10:18 am: Congress leader and former Union Minister Ambareesh is leading in Mandya.
10:16 am: Prasanna Kumar (Congress) is leading in Shimoga City. Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa is trailing.
10:15 am: Housing Minister V Somanna is also trailing in Vijayanagar assembly constituency.
10:13 am: Congress leader and KPCC president Dr. Parameshwar is trailing in Koratagere
10:11 am: Former Minister and senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar is leading in Kanakapura constituency.
10:08 am: Trends... BJP - 41; Congress - 105; JD(S) - 47; KJP - 10; BSR Cong: 4; Others - 9
10:00 am: Congress R.V. Devraj is ahead of mall owner Garudachar in Old Bangalore.
09:58 am: Congress Dinesh GunduRao ahead of BJP's PC Mohan
09:56 am: Shivanna (Congress) is leading in Anekal
09:52 am: Shobha Karandlaje (KJP) trailing in Rajaji Nagar.
09:46 am: Former Minister and senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar is leading in Kanakapura constituency.
09:45 am: Trends... Congress - 86; BJP - 39; JD(S) - 36
09:38 am: K.G. Bopaiah (BJP) is leading from Virajpet.
09:36 am: Mood upbeat in Congress camp. If Congress wins, it will come back to power in Karnataka after 8 years.
09:31 am: Trends from Hassan:
JD(S) leader H.D. Revanna, son of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, is leading in Holenarasipur constituency.
JD(S) candidate H.S. Prakash is leading in Hassan.
JD(S) candidate A.T. Ramaswamy is leading in Arakalgudu.
Congress candidate Y.N. Rudresh Gowda is leading in Belur.
09:30 am: Trends... BJP - 19; Congress - 59; JD(S) - 31; KJP - 6; BSR Cong: 0; Others - 8
09:22 am: Anitha Kumaraswamy of JD(S) is leading in Channapatna
09:20 am: Basavaraj Bommai (BJP) is leading in Shiggaon
09:17 am: Former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy of JD(S) is leading in Ramanagaram
09:10 am: Trends... BJP - 13; Congress - 30; JD(S) - 17; KJP - 3; BSR Cong: 1; Others - 6
09:02 am: Eshwarappa is trailing in Shimoga
09:00 am: Trends... BJP - 8; Congress - 21; JD(S) - 8; KJP - 1; BSR Cong: 1
08: 54 am: Trailing - M.P. Renukacharya, former Minister for Excise is contesting from Honnali on behalf of KJP.
08:50 am: Leading - Halady Shrinivas Shetty, former BJP MLA, who is contesting as an independent candidate from Kundapura constituency in Udupi district.
08:45 am: Trends... BJP - 2; Congress - 10; JD(S) - 1; KJP - 1
08:41 am: Leader of Opposition in the Assembly and Congress leader Siddaramaiah is leading in Varuna.
08:40 am: Karnataka Janata Paksha chief B.S. Yeddyurappa is leading in Shikaripura.
08:39 am: Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar is leading in HubliDharwad Central.
08:34 am: Congress is leading in Dakshina Kannada and Davanagere constituencies
08:30 am: First trends... BJP - 3; Congress - 5; JD(S) - 1; KJP - 1
08: 23 am: Exit polls have predicted the Congress is likely to emerge the single largest party in the Karnataka Assembly.
08: 20 am: Meanwhile, it appears business as usual in Karnataka. Power cuts are back!
08:13 am: Elections were held in 223 out of 224 constituencies. Polling in Periyapatna constiuency was adjourned due to the death of BJP candidate, Sannamoge Gowda.
08:09 am: According to the Election Commission, the May 5 elections in Karnataka saw an impressive turnout, the highest in the last 35 years.
08:07 am: As much as 70.23 per cent of the 4.35 crore voters across Karnataka exercised their franchise in the 14th Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections.
08:01 am: Click here to The Hindu's in-depth coverage on Karnataka Assembly Elections
08:00 am: Counting has begun at various centres across Karnataka
07:54 am: Counting is scheduled to begin at 8 am.
07:51 am: Karnataka went to polls on May 5, 2013.
07:50 am: Welcome to the The Hindu's live updates on Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections.