Karnataka election 2018: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP, Shikaripura

BSriramulu the BJP candidate from Molakalmuru

BSriramulu the BJP candidate from Molakalmuru

In Jayanagar, the polling has been deferred due to the death of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, B N Vijay Kumar, while in RR Nagar, it has been postponed due to fake voter-ID row.The election in Karnataka is considered crucial for the Congress Party, as it would be looking to prevent the BJP juggernaut from expanding its footprints in the south. From corruption to communalism, CM Siddaramaiah's Rs 70 lakh Hublot watch to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin, the electoral potboiler had it all.

People of Karnataka will on Saturday (May 12, 2018) cast their ballots to elect a new Assembly.

Meanwhile, BJP has said that Congress is losing support and is adopting unethical and undemocratic methods to win the elections.

"The Congress is projecting the BJP as an anti-Dalit party, but people are wise enough to understand what is right", he said.

"That is the reason why Baba Saheb had to face defeat and insult". The left parties that had not any major dent and had been allying either with the JD (S) or the Congress in earlier elections is contesting on their own, with the CPI (M) in the fry in 19 constituencies and the CPI in two.

"The developments in the last three days have sent a shock wave across India among those who are concerned about strengthening democracy".

Field verification conducted by officials at some houses revealed that the voter ID cards were seized last month in exchange for water cans and promised cookers.

He is contesting against incumbent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah from Badami constituency.

The party had released the video, dating back to 2010, allegedly showing Sriramulu and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy negotiating a bribe to the son-in-law of a former Chief Justice of India.

The vote is just as important for Mr Modi, whose BJP and allies now govern states accounting for about 70 per cent of the national population. "I am 100% confident because I am the chief minister". Results will be declared on May 15. Men account for over 2.52 crore voters, women around 2.44 crore, while there are 4,552 transgender electors. The voter turnout in the previous Assembly election held in the state in 2013 was 71.45 per cent. "There was never a situation where the lack of issues reflected so vividly in election campaigns and personal jibes were used to cover them up", said political analyst Mahadev Prakash.

He led the BJP to power the first time they won in Karnataka in 2008 and served as chief minister.

If Modi secures a victory today, his party will nearly certainly see continued success as Karnataka is one of the only major states held by Congress.

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