‘Karnataka is not going to be a transition election. It will be decisive.”

One aspect of #KarnatakaElection2018 which has a parallel with #KarnatakaElection2013 is that almost all the opinion polls put the Congress ahead of the BJP—only the margin between the two parties varies.

The only poll which surprisingly puts the ahead of the Congress is one by Jain-Lokniti-CSDS. Here, Prof Sandeep Shastri, the pro vice-chancellor of Jain University, talks about how he views next month’s election.