Karnataka election 2023 announcement Highlights: Polling on May 10, results on May 13
Karnataka election announcement Highlights: The ruling BJP is mostly banking on PM Narendra Modi's popularity to retain power, while the Congress' campaign has been centred around its ‘40% commission’ charge against the state government.
Karnataka election announcement Highlights: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday announced the schedule for the forthcoming Karnataka assembly election. As stated by ECI, Karnataka will see a single-phase polling, on May 10, followed by the counting of votes three days later.
Karnataka is the only state in the south where the BJP has been in power, and in the 2018 election, it emerged as the single-largest party, winning 104 seats in the 224-member assembly. The Congress, on the other hand, won 80 seats, while the Janata Dal's (Secular) tally stood at 37. After the election, however, the Congress and JD(S) formed a coalition government, with the latter's HD Kumaraswamy taking oath as the chief minister.
In July 2019, a rebellion by some Congress-JD(S) legislators led to the collapse of the coalition government, and the BJP's return to power under BS Yediyurappa, the saffron party's tallest leader in the state. In July 2021, Yediyurappa stepped aside to make way for Basavaraj Bommai, the incumbent chief minister.
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- Mar 29, 2023 01:42 PM IST
People fed up with ‘40% government,’ says Congress
We are winning this election. The people of are fed up with the 40% government, the BJP is playing caste politics, and unemployment is at its highest. This time it is going to be Congress all the way: Priyank Kharge, Congress.
- Mar 29, 2023 01:14 PM IST
BJP accuses state Congress chief of 'corruption'
DK Shivakumar is following big Congress leaders when it comes to corruption. tHE BJP is ready for elections and we will form government with absolute majority once again: Prahlad Joshi, Union minister
- Mar 29, 2023 12:51 PM IST
Karnataka assembly election: Key dates
Click here for the full schedule and key dates of the Karnataka assembly election. Read
- Mar 29, 2023 12:33 PM IST
'Have 6 months to hold bypoll in Wayanad
On the parliamentary constituency of Wayanad in Kerala, which recently fell vacant after the conviction of its then representative Rahul Gandhi in a criminal defamation case, CEC Kumar says poll panel has a maximum of 6 months to hold a byelection for it.
- Mar 29, 2023 12:20 PM IST
Byelection schedule also announced
Also on May 10, bypolls to be held for the Lok Sabha constituency of Jalandhar (Punjab), as well as the assembly segments of Jharsuguda (Odisha), Suar and Chhanbey (both Uttar Pradesh), and Sohiong (Meghalaya). Results on May 13.
- Mar 29, 2023 12:05 PM IST
Karnataka election on May 10, counting on May 13
Karnataka to poll in a single-phase on May 10, while counting of votes to take place on May 13, announces CEC Rajiv Kumar
- Mar 29, 2023 12:03 PM IST
Over 9.17 lakh first-time voters eligible to poll: CEC
More than 9.17 lakh first-time voters to participate in the election in Karnataka. Also, under Advance Application Facility, more than 1.25 lakh applications were received from 17 years+ youths, out of which around 41,000 applications were received from those turning 18 years by April 1, 2023: CEC
- Mar 29, 2023 11:44 AM IST
Over 5.21 crore people eligible to vote: CEC
The term of the current assembly will expire on May 24. A total of 5.21 crore people are eligible to exercise their right to franchise, including 2.62 crore males and 2.59 crore females: Rajiv Kumar, Chief Election Commissioner
- Mar 29, 2023 11:34 AM IST
Election Commission briefing commences
Election Commission briefing to announce the schedule for Karnataka polls, begins in New Delhi. Watch
- Mar 29, 2023 11:06 AM IST
Congress wants this govt ‘dismissed’, says DK Shivakumar
We are absolutely ready for the elections, we want this govt to be dismissed. This election will be development-oriented, and for a corruption-free state, and the country. Corruption is at its peak and PM Modi encouraged it, he did not take any action against his party leaders: DK Shivakumar, Karnataka Congress chief
- Mar 29, 2023 10:52 AM IST
What about JD(S)?
The largest party in Karnataka behind the two national parties, and its largest regional party, former PM Deve Gowda's JD(S) is tipped to be the kingmaker if a hung assembly comes up yet again.
- Mar 29, 2023 10:34 AM IST
‘Absolutely ready’, says CM Bommai
The party and the government are absolutely ready for the election. Preparations are already underway. We are just waiting for the ECI to announce the dates. We are sure to come back to power with huge majority: Basavaraj Bommai, Karnataka chief minister
- Mar 29, 2023 10:22 AM IST
What is Congress' strategy?
Accusing the Bommai regime of seeking 40% commission in various sectors, the opposition party has centred its campaign around what it says is ‘commission sarkara (government)’ or ‘40% sarkara.’
- Mar 29, 2023 09:53 AM IST
BJP banks on PM Modi, ex-CM Yediyurappa
To retain the only southern state where it has formed governments, the BJP is banking on PM Modi's popularity, and its tallest leader in Karnataka, former chief minister and Lingayat strongman BS Yediyurappa, who stepped aside in July 2021 to make way for Basavaraj Bommai, the incumbent CM.
- Mar 29, 2023 09:34 AM IST
Karnataka election announcement today
At 11:30 am, the Election Commission will announce the schedule for polling in Karnataka, which has a total of 224 assembly constituencies.