In the recently concluded Karnataka assembly elections, the win by the highest vote share was 77 per cent while the lowest was 24 per cent. Data prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that 44(57%) out of 77 winners with declared criminal cases have won with a vote share of 50% and above.
NOTA or None of the Above makes its debut in the Karnataka assembly elections today. The state had for the first time witnessed NOTA in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, but it is a first in the assembly segment.
Karnataka is divided into six regions including Bengaluru and each one has a different voting pattern. Karnataka has always been one of the toughest elections to predict and in every election, it has been noticed that the state votes differently in each of the regions.
The Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) has banned three video advertisements of the BJP against Congress in Karnataka which goes to polls on May 12.
It is election time and the bookies are back in business. What are the bookies giving each party contesting the Karnataka assembly elections? The betting market in Karnataka is approximately around Rs 800 crore.
Out of the 218 names announced by the Congress in its first list of candidates, only 15 Muslims have been given tickets. Several Muslim leaders are upset with the list and say that more representation ought to have been given. The Muslims form a large chunk of the population in Karnataka and their votes are crucial for the prospects of the Congress. Raising this issue, former MP Rehman Khan said that they were promised more tickets.
The Congress is leaving no stone unturned and will have a plethora of manifestos for the Karnataka Assembly Election 2018. The party has decided to come up with at least 35 manifestos to cover the spectrum of the entire state.
The Shiv Sena would go solo in the Karnataka Assembly Elections to be held next month. The Maharashtra based party would contest 60 seats against its alliance partner, BJP which is looking to topple the ruling Congress in Karnataka. The announcement was made by Shiv Sena MP, Sanjay Raut.
Ahead of the crucial Karnataka assembly elections, the CPM has said that it would support the strongest candidate who can defeat the BJP. This would be the strategy in all but 30 seats where the Left has decided to field its own candidates.
The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office located on Queen’s Road, Bengaluru is buzzing with activity. As the screening committee goes over scores of applications, there is also talk about the application fee structure.