Karnataka Assembly polls Live Updates: The voting for the Karnataka Assembly on Wednesday began amid the tight security. The voting started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. (Karnataka Assembly polls Live Updates). Voter turnout of 37.25 per cent till 1 pm has been recorded, according to the Election Commission.
Result will come on 13th May. 2,615 candidates are trying their luck in the election fray. There is a tough fight between the ruling BJP, Congress and JDS. BJP is desperate to break the tradition of 38 years and return to power, while Congress wants to get power by ousting BJP.
Karnataka Assembly Election 2023 Updates…
- 65.69% voter turnout till 5 PM
— ANI (@ANI) May 10, 2023
Congress party’s sitting MLA and Chittapur Assembly constituency candidate Priyank Kharge alleges that “polling at booth number 178 of Chamnur village has come to a standstill as the presiding officer is motivating/influencing people to vote for the BJP.”
After casting her vote, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the infrastructure of Bengaluru should be better in the coming days. Industries in Karnataka get further boost. I have voted for this. I have voted for the double engine government.
Chikkaballapur: Karnataka minister and BJP leader K Sudhakar casts his vote at a polling station in Chikkaballapur.
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai offered prayers at a Hanuman temple in Hubli. He is contesting as a BJP candidate from Shiggaon Assembly Constituency.
After casting his vote, former Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa said that I request all the people to cast their vote as soon as possible. I am 100% sure they will vote in favor of BJP. More than 75-80% will support BJP. We will win 130-135 seats.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the voters to vote for the Karnataka Assembly elections.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior BJP leader B.S. Yediyurappa along with his family reached the Sri Huchcharaya Swamy Temple in Shikaripur to visit. His son, B.Y. Vijayendra is contesting from the assembly constituency.
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Siddalinga Swami of Siddaganga Mutt casts his vote at a polling station in Tumakuru.
Actor Prakash Raj casts his vote at a polling booth at St. Joseph’s School in Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru. He said that we have to vote against communal politics. We need to make Karnataka beautiful.
— ANI (@ANI) May 10, 2023
Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged the people of Karnataka to vote in large numbers for good governance, development and prosperity in the state. “Your one vote can ensure a pro-people and pro-progress government that will take the state to newer heights,” he tweeted.
Why is the Karnataka election important?
Karnataka is a big state among the states of South India. It is also called the gateway of South India. There is a BJP government here. In such a situation, BJP wants to strengthen its roots in other states by winning Karnataka again.
At the same time, after Karnataka, elections are also to be held in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh this year. Then there is the Lok Sabha election of 2024. In such a situation, the victory of Karnataka will definitely affect the upcoming elections.