Caste and religion have always played a crucial role during elections. The caste becomes a deciding factor for the candidates contesting elections.This trend has been noticed in the 2013 assembly elections. The Congress leader, Siddaramaiah has promised the Lingayat community to give separate religion status to them whereas the BJP leader, BS Yeddyurappa, who himself belongs to this community, will try his level best to keep his community loyal to him during elections.
Karnataka Assembly Election Schedule 2018
|Poll Events||Karnataka (224 Constituency)|
|Date of Issue of Gazette Notification||17.04.2018(Tue)|
|Last Date of Nominations||24.04.2018(Tue)|
|Date for Scrutiny of Nominations||25.04.2018(Wed)|
|Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures||27.04.2018(Fri)|
|Date of Polling||12.05.2018(Sat)|
|Date of Counting||15.05.2018(Tue)|
Assembly Elections News
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will attend a campaign meeting at the Bantwal constituency on 27 April. B Ramanath Rai, State Forests Minister and Dakshina Kannada district-in-charge, is the candidate of Congress contesting assembly elections from this constituency.
The Congress party has released its final list of candidates for Karnataka Assembly Elections on Sunday. It reported a change of candidates in six seats in its final list and also selected nominees for five more seats.
Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah has replaced Devraj Patil to contest elections from Badami in Vijayapura district and Chamundeshwari in Mysuru; K. Shadakshari in place of B. Nanjaman from Tiptur in Tumakuru; HP Rajesh will replace AL Pushpa from Jagalur in Davanagere district; KS Renu instead of M.R. Seetharam from Malleshwaram in Bengaluru; M Srinivas in place of BG Naidu from Padmanabhanagar in Bengaluru; and KP Chandrakala instead of HS Chandra Mouli from Madikeri in Kodagu.
The nominees for five more seats are NH Harris from Shantinagar in Bengaluru;VD Katakdhond from Nagathan (SC); K. Inamdar from Kittur in Belagavi district; MN Sali from Sindgi in Vijayapura; and Sayed Yasin from Raichur in the state's northwest region.
The Janata Dal (Secular) is giving a stiff competition to BJP in several constituencies of Malenadu region. The party is having a stronghold in the Malenaadu districts of Chikmagaluru and Shivamogga. The party also has domination in the districts of Mysuru, Mandya, Hassan, Tumakuru, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagaram and Bengaluru. In 2013, the JDS won in two out of five constituencies in Chikmagaluru and three of Shivamogga’s eight seats. This year, the party is seen as a strong contender for the seats in this region by both Congress and BJP.
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Last Updated on April 20, 2018