Reports from counting centres across the southern state showed that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates were on the winning track in 105 constituencies while the Congress was in the lead in 70.
India's wholesale inflation rate rose to 3.18 per cent in April from 2.47 per cent in the previous month, official data showed here on Monday.
A motivational speaker, she took to Facebook to encourage other voters in the state to exercise their right to franchise without fail, soon after she voted in the city.
The seer came by car to the polling booth inside the Math, slowly walked inside and cast his vote.
Udupi district registered 78.87 per cent turnout and Dakshina Kannada, 77.63 per cent, as against 76.15 per cent and 74.48 per cent respectively in 2013.
So far, 164 polling units, 157 control units and 470 VVPAT machines malfunctioned across the State.
Voting is underway in 222 of the 224 constituencies in Karnataka and will be on till 6 p.m. on Saturday.
While polling started on a low note at many booths, it was brisk at some places, especially in K.R. Pet and Srirangapatna taluks.
Yeddyurappa, who is a BJP candidate from Shikaripura, said his party is going to win between 145-150 seats in the 224-member assembly.