People were disappointed with the internal problems in BJP. We humbly accept the defeat. We will sit in opposition and do our work, says Venkaiah Naidu
PM: He (Rahul) took a leading role in the campaigning and worked hard. I congratulate the Congress workers of Karnataka.- Dr Manmohan Singh (@PMOIndia) May 8, 2013
PM: The people of the country know whats what and they will reject the BJP ideology as the result in Karnataka shows.- Dr Manmohan Singh (@PMOIndia) May 8, 2013
BJP's Prakash Javadekar to NDTV
We don't want to overexpose Narendra Modi in an electoral battle so soon: BJP's Chandan Mitra on why Mr Modi campaigned so little in Karnataka
BJP's senior leader and former chief minister Sadananda Gowda had admitted that the party was looking at only around 80 seats. If early trends turn to results that figure could be much lower.
The majority mark in the 224 member assembly is 113. Last time the BJP won 110 - and made up the difference with the help of independents.
Many consider May 5 an auspicious day to get married. But wedding celebrations wasn't an excuse for this couple in Hubli not to head out and vote. As voting is in a single phase in the state, who will marry who for the next five years to form the government? Congress and KJP? Or BJP and JDS?