Politics Counting of votes begins in Karnataka Updated : May 15, 2018 08:24 AM IST The polling percentage in the May 12 elections has been put at 72.13 percent. The counting began today at 38 counting centres across the state, amid high security. In case the BJP gets the mandate, it reflects the enduring charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.