Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar has expressed readiness to take on any responsibility the party assigns after exit polls suggested a fractured verdict in the state assembly polls. Dismissing the reliability of exit polls, Shivakumar emphasized the importance of ground realities over sample-based projections.
When questioned about Congress legislators possibly being housed in Bengaluru due to hung assembly predictions, he expressed confidence in the Congress forming the government in various states, including Rajasthan. Shivakumar’s statements have sparked a national debate, especially considering his role in handling political crises for the Congress in the past, such as safeguarding Karnataka MLAs in 2019.