K’taka Polls 2018: Can Siddaramaiah Break a 30-Year-Old Trend?
1985 is the last time a party in the state won a majority for the second election in a row.
While opinion polls conducted in Karnataka over the last few weeks indicate a lead for the Indian National Congress and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the upcoming elections, the CM is up against a 30-year-old trend that Karnataka shares with Kerala – of not giving a government a second full mandate.
Power in Karnataka has been a see-saw that’s swung every 4-5 years. 1985 is the last time a party in the state won a majority for the second election in a row.
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