Mathew Idiculla, Research Consultant at CLPR, analyzes the Karnataka Elections 2018. He argues that there was no visible anti-incumbency against the Siddaramaiah government. However anti-incumbency operated against specific Congress MLA’s. This compounded with the efforts of Modi-Shah-Yedurappa could explain BJP securing highest number of seats.
'Karnataka elections: Severe anti-incumbency against Siddaramaiah or Modi-Shah-Yeddyurappa dominance?' (15 May 2018) <https://theprint.in/talk-point/karnataka-elections-severe-anti-incumbency-against-siddaramaiah-or-modi-shah-yeddyurappa-dominance/58604/> accessed on 25 Oct 2021