Karnataka Election 2023 date, schedule live: Elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly will be held on May 10, and results will be declared on May 13, the Election Commission of India announced on Wednesday. The Karnataka Assembly which consists of 224 seats currently has 119 MLAs of the ruling BJP, while Opposition party Congress has 75 and its ally JD(S) has 28 seats. The term of the Karnataka Assembly ends on May 24, 2023. The BJP has set a target of winning at least 150 seats in the upcoming polls. The Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) had announced their first list of 124 and 93 candidates respectively.
Karnataka Election 2023 Result Date: Election to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly will take place on May 10, and results will be on May 13.
Keeping up with the jibe of the “40 per cent” government, Priyank Kharge, son of Mallikarjun Kharge, said, “We are winning this election. The people of Karnataka are fed up with the 40% government, BJP playing the caste politics, and unemployment is at its highest. This time it is going to be Congress all the way. Kharge ji and Rahul ji want 150 seats delivered from Karnataka; CM will be decided by party high-command later.” (ANI)
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said that Congress will win the Karnataka elections and form government in the state.
“Congress will win the Karnataka elections and form government in the state. This is the reason why all top ministers of the Modi govt are visiting the state. Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior leaders of the party will visit the state,” said Kharge. (ANI)
Date of issue of gazette notification: April 13
Last date of making nominations: April 20
Date of scrutiny of nominations: April 21
Late date for withdrawal of candidatures: April 24
Date of polling: May 10
Date of counting: May 13
Date before which election shall be completed: May 15
The Karnataka Election will be held on May 10, and results will be announced on May 13.
There will be a strict watch over godowns or warehouses for freebies, says CEC Kumar.
A social media cell will also monitor fake news/misinformation campaigns, or any violations.
It is mandatory for political parties to upload detailed information on their websites/social media platforms. Speaking of cVIGIL app, CEC Kumar said through this app, one can record, report and resolve violations in the election process.
Election Commission of India conducted election awareness programmes to beat urban apathy. Most urban cities including, Hyderabad, Pune are among the cities where voter turnout has been significantly low, says CEC Rajiv Kumar.
To facilitate polling, the ECI said that it has created 40 ethnic polling booths for primitive tribal communities for the polling days, said CEC Rajiv Kumar.
CEC Rajiv Kumar says that first time voters stood at 9,17,241.
CEC Rajiv Kumar says that the total number of male electorate stood at: 2,62,42,561, while the female stood at 59,26,3019. The total number of third-gender electorate stood at 4,699.
The gender ratio stands at 988.
The term of Karnataka Legislative Assembly ends on May 24, 2023.
“Committed to conduct a free, fair and transparent elections,” says CEC Rajiv Kumar.
The Election Commission of India begins press conference. The Karnataka Assembly election dates will be announced shortly.
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar along with Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel will address a press conference to announce the schedule for GE to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly 2023 today at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. You can catch the press conference LIVE here:
Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar said that the party is absolutely ready for the elections.
“Congress is absolutely ready for the elections, we want this govt to be dismissed. This election will be development-oriented and for a corruption-free state and the country. Corruption is at its peak and PM Modi encouraged it, he did not take any action against his party leaders,” he said. (ANI)
Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar was seen on video showering Rs 500 currency notes during a Yatra organised by the Congress near Bevinahalli in Mandya district of Karnataka.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the Bharatiya Janata Party is well prepared for the elections.
The Election Commission of India will announce the poll schedule for the Karnataka Assembly elections at 11:30 AM today.
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Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said that the ECI had introduced the facility to Vote-from-Home (VFH) for people above 80 years of age and those with disabilities for the upcoming elections, adding that the entire process will be videographer. There are 5.21 crore voters in the state, including 2.59 women voters. The number also includes 16,976 centenarians, 4,699 third gender and 9.17 lakh first-time voters.