- The Election Commission will visit the state sometime in the end of March or early April
- Karnataka is the only big state, besides Punjab, which is now ruled by the Congress
New Delhi: The Election Commission will announce the schedule for Karnataka assembly elections in the second week of April after the school board examinations are over, official sources said on Monday.
The Election Commission will visit the state sometime in the end of March or early April to decide the date on which the election schedule for the state will be announced.
The BJP is seeking to wrest control of the southern state from the Congress and has already declared former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa as its chief ministerial candidate, the sources said.
The ruling Congress is going to polls under the leadership of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in its bid to retain its hold over the state. Karnataka is the only big state, besides Punjab, which is now ruled by the Congress. The JD-S, which is the third force in the state, has announced its pre-poll tie-up with the Bahujan Samaj Party.
Earlier, the election for 59 out of 60 assembly seats in Meghalaya was held on Tuesday, there was an enthusiasm in the voters to cast their votes, they gathered at the polling booths in the early hours. In contrary to this, the polling percentage this year turned low as compared to the previous two terms.
The voting percentage of 2018 is recorded lower than that of 2013 and 2008 terms of Assembly Elections. As per the data of the Election Commission, the voter turnout of 2013 Assembly elections recorded 86.82 (87) percent.