Half of Karnataka, constituents of the 14 Parliamentary voting public of south and central Karnataka will cast a ballot on Thursday to choose their leaders for the Lower House of Parliament in the second stage of election on April 18. The rest of the voting public will cast a ballot on April 23.
Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Updates
The seats that go for elections in this stage are Hassan, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Tumakuru, Chitradurga, Mandya, Chamarajanagara, Mysuru-Kodagu, Bengaluru Central, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Chikkaballapura and Kolar and will have a sum of 242 competitors in the brawl.
Elections in the 14 Lok Sabha seats will be held between 7 am to 6 pm with an aggregate of minimal over 2.67 crore voters crosswise over 30,000 or more surveying stations.
Out of the 14 seats, three seats — Kolar, Chamrajanagar and Chitradurga are saved for Scheduled Caste applicants. Surveying in the rest of the 14 seats will be held in the west coast and northern areas of the state in the third stage on April 23.
“Elaborate arrangements have been made across the state’s central and southern regions for free and fair polling in 30,164 booths spread over 14 Parliamentary seats from 7am to 6pm. amid tight security,” State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar told IANS.
All of these seats will see a straight battle between the BJP and the competitor of JD(S)- Congress collusion with the exception of in Mandya where BJP is supporting on-screen character Sumalatha, spouse of performer legislator Ambareesh. Other than Sumalatha, other noticeable autonomous competitors incorporate multilingual actor turned-government official Prakash Raj. The JD(S), the lesser accomplice of the alliance has high stakes in the clash of the vote as three individuals from the Gowda faction are in the brawl.
As per Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Neelamani Raju, Bengaluru Rural, Hassan, Mandya and Tumakuru are the helpless bodies electorate where extra police powers have been conveyed for tranquil and smooth lead of election.
4,826 stalls have been sorted delicate. These stalls will be kept an eye on with additional security workforce to forestall any type of violence.
In addition 49,476 police workforce, the Election Commission has restricted in Civil Defense, prison superintendents, and five organizations of Central Armed Police Force, alongside units of the Karnataka State Reserve Police detachments.
“Of the total booths, 16% or 4,826 are considered critical in the four seats identified by the police. We are deploying about 91,000 police personnel on election duty in two phases on April 18 and April 23 to ensure peaceful polling and maintain law and order,” Raju said in a statement.