Karnataka Elections: Karnataka to go to polls on Could 10, outcomes on Could 13


The 224-seat Karnataka Meeting will go to polls on Could 10 with outcomes rebounding on Could 13, introduced the Election Fee of India on Wednesday.

The EC held a press convention at Plenary Corridor, Vigyan Bhawan within the nationwide capital.


Chief Election Commissioner of India (CEC) Rajiv Kumar mentioned that the main focus might be on conducting a free, truthful, inclusive and clear elections within the state.

Karnataka presently has 119 MLAs of the ruling BJP, whereas Congress has 75 and its ally JD(S) has 28 seats. The present time period of the meeting ends on Could 24, 2023.

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Out of the entire 224 seats, 36 seats have been reserved for SC class and 15 for the ST class within the Karnataka Meeting.

The state has 5.21 crore registered voters together with 2.62 crore males and a pair of.59 crore females . “First-time voters have elevated from 2018-19 by 9.17 lakhs in Karnataka. All younger voters who’re turning 18 years of age by April 1, will have the ability to vote in Karnataka Meeting elections,” highlighted CEC Kumar whereas asserting the schedule.

The entire variety of 80+ electors stood at 12.15 lakhs. For the primary time, the election fee might be offering residence polling facility for 80+ senior residents, benchmarked PwD voters.

A complete of 58,282 polling stations might be arrange throughout the state out of which 1,320 stations might be managed by ladies completely. This has been accomplished to make sure lively participation of ladies within the course of with give attention to ladies empowerment, mentioned Rajiv Kumar, CEC.

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With months to go for the Meeting elections, the political events together with the ruling BJP, Congress and ally JD(S) started the spate of allegations and counter-allegations, with the latter making an attempt to nook the federal government over the problem of corruption.

The BJP authorities, being led by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai can be placing in efforts to return to energy and stressing on the Kannadigas challenge, reservation to the Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities by scrapping a religion-based reservation for the Muslim neighborhood, a choice which the state authorities took just lately.

The federal government, final 12 months, had proposed that the businesses that don’t give first desire to Kannadigas won’t be eligible for incentives. The federal government’s transfer got here within the later a part of final 12 months in a bid to advertise Kannada. It was included within the Kannada Language Complete Growth Invoice.

In the meantime, Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah has made a number of visits to Karnataka, a state which he has described on quite a few events because the BJP’s “gateway to the South”.

Shah on Monday chaired a gathering with the state BJP core committee and election administration committee in Bengaluru on Monday.

Earlier on Sunday, Amit Shah lauded Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and his rapid predecessor and BJP veteran BS Yediyurappa stating that each have supplied “good governance” throughout their respective tenures.

Citing the developmental work accomplished by the BJP authorities beneath each chief ministers, Shah urged the individuals to kind the occasion’s authorities with a full majority within the upcoming Meeting elections slated this 12 months.

In February final 12 months, Amit Shah urged the individuals to present an opportunity to former chief minister BS Yediyurappa for forming a corruption-free authorities.

He mentioned that Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) are dynastic events and such events can by no means work for the welfare of the individuals.

“Give an opportunity to Yediyurappa and we provides you with a corruption-free authorities. Congress and JDS are dynastic events and such events can by no means work for the welfare of the individuals. Each vote polled for JDS will profit the Congress occasion, and each vote polled for Congress will profit Siddaramaiah and his ATM authorities in Delhi,” he mentioned.



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