As the counting started for the Karnataka elections 2018, the race between Congress and BJP seemed tight. The parties were neck and neck, before BJP pulled forward with almost 40 seats more the Congress. The Janata Dal (Secular) party, meanwhile, is far behind the leading parties.
The Karnataka election is being closely watched across the country. It is one of Congress' final bastions. If the BJP wins, it could help the party in the southern part of the country.
Our reporter Kavyasri Srinath hits Bangalore's streets to find out who people think will win on counting day.