Politics Courses for horses: Why Karnataka is so critical for BJP and Congress Updated : May 18, 2018 07:12 PM IST Recent developments in Karnataka have thrown open the possibilities of a grand alliance against the BJP-led NDA ahead of general elections next year. Fighting the general elections, due in 2019 (or even earlier as some say) is going to cost a lot of money and Karnataka is where it could come from. 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.