Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge made an emotional appeal, citing his age and an alleged threat from a BJP candidate, while BJP veteran B S Yediyurappa insisted the party would win a clear majority, as campaigning wrapped up for the bitterly contested Karnataka Assembly. The state has been the focus of intense political campaigning led by PM Narendra Modi of the BJP and Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Karnataka is seen as an important state for both parties, as it is the last major state Congress controls. Results will be announced on May 15. Amidst a closely contested election, both candidates traded high-stakes exchanges and filed multiple complaints with the Election Commission.