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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.

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File photo of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
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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.

(This story was first published on BloombergQuint.)

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