Bengaluru disappointed yet again. The weekend slumber was clear as the IT capital of India registered a poor 54 per cent polling in the Karnataka assembly elections. The overall polling percentage for the state was slightly in the excess of 70 per cent.
I will give it in writing that the BJP will win the Karnataka assembly elections with an absolute majority, B S Yeddyurappa, the party’s chief ministerial candidate said. We will win with 125 to 130 seats, Yeddyurappa also said.
BJP president Amit Shah said that the party would re-open discussions with all stake holders on the issue of a separate religious status for Lingayats once it comes to power in Karnataka.
The investigations being conducted into the voter ID scam in Karnataka has revealed that the the cards were collected from the voters as collateral security. It was meant to help a particular political party, the police said.
The latest survey conducted by C fore suggests that the Congress will romp home comfortably in Karnataka with anything between 118 to 128 seats. The survey released on Monday says that the BJP would end up with 63 to 73 while the JD(S) would bag 29 to 36.
The Karnataka assembly elections is not just a hard fought battle, but a unique one as well. There are many firsts in this election and one among them is the introduction of the M3 EVMs.
The Karnataka assembly elections is expected to be a photo-finish. A Times Now Poll of Polls gives the Congress 93 and the 87. The JD(S) is expected to finish with 38 seats while in the case of others it is 6.
The highest number of nominations were received at the Mulbagal constituency. At 60 this is the highest number of nominations a constituency has received in the poll-bound Karnataka.
For those who were wondering why they had not seen much of Narendra Modi in the Karnataka assembly election campaign, here is some news for you. The Prime Minister is set to address 16 rallies starting April 29.
There are 48 re-contesting MLAs of the Congress who have criminal cases pending against them. A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that In the list released by the Congress there are 48 candidates who are re-contesting with a criminal background. In the case of the BJP it is 30 while in the case of the JD(S) it is 17.