With nearly a month left for Karnataka elections, all political parties in the state have geared up for the crucial fight. It is touted as a “trailer” for the Lok Sabha elections next year. While elections to nine states are scheduled this year, the one in Karnataka is significant.
Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled on 10 May 2023 in Karnataka. The elections will elect all 224 members of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. The state will see a single phase polling on the day. And the votes will be counted and the results will be declared on 13 May 2023.
The schedule of the election was announced by the Election Commission of India on 29 March 2023. The Election Commission declared that the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct “came into force with immediate effect” with the announcement of schedule. 5.21 crore people, including 2.59 women, will cast their valuable votes and elect their representatives for the year 2023. The ECI will offer the facilities to those above the age of 80 for the first time.
It is also evident from the sources that the Kannada star, Kiccha Sudeep is likely to join BJP. After the schedule of the elections, ex-Lok Sabha MP Shivarame Gowda joins BJP in poll-bound Karnataka.
The Congress workers of Karnataka are holding a protest from various constituencies outside the party office at Bengaluru’s Queens Road. They are doing so to demand their tickets for their leaders in the second list of candidates. The Central Election Committee is planning to hold a meeting on Tuesday to announce the second list of candidates.