Karnataka to vote on May 12

28 March, 2018, 01:08 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Amit Shah

"This should not have happened, I agree", senior Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader and Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters after meeting the Election Commission (EC), along with Bhupender Yadav, Anil Baluni and other party leaders.

He said the date of notification is April 17 and the last date to file nominations is April 24.

Individuals can withdraw candidature till April 27.

Model Code of Conduct Comes Into Force CEC OP Rawat reiterated that with the announcement of polls in Karnataka, the Model Code of Conduct immediately comes into force and all provisions apply to the state.

The magnitude of upcoming elections in the state of Karnataka is huge because it is one of the few states left which are ruled by Congress and given its crucial geographical location, it is thought to be the gateway to the rest of southern states.

On the other hand, the BJP - which is ruling 21 states at present - wants to make it presence stronger in south and the Karnataka is the entry point as the party has already ruled the state.

While the polling date coincided with what Malviya tweeted, the date for counting of votes was different.


He said the alleged leak of the election schedule for the Karnataka elections will be investigated.

Welcoming the Election Commission's schedule for the assembly polls in Karnataka, political parties said they are "election ready", with all three players, Congress, BJP and JDS, claiming that they would come to power.

The JD (S) will suffer the most; the party will see a 13-seat drop and a negative swing of 4 per cent because of the exodus of its Muslim and Dalit votes to the Congress.

In a first, one all-women managed polling station in each assembly constituency would be set up where the entire polling staff, including the police and security personnel, will be women.

"Congress is ready to face election; we'll be victorious against BJP. True." Rahul Gandhi tweeted aout Amit Shah's blooper BJP IT Cell chief's tweet on the date of the Karnataka polls ahead of the EC. The BJP is banking heavily on the fact that the state capital remains inadequate in terms of infrastructure, civic amenities and traffic and hopes to tap into the discontent.

He corrected himself when former BJP Karnataka chief Prahlad Joshi pointed it out, but his faux pas stunned former Chief Minister Yeddyurappa, who was sitting next to him.

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