Karnataka General Assembly Election 2023
All About Karnataka General Assembly Election 2023 in brief: 5.2 crore voters; 9.17 lakh will cast their vote for the first time, and 58,282 polling booths have been set up.
9.17 lakh of the 5.2 crore qualified voters in the state will cast their ballots for the first time.
The final day of campaigning in Karnataka
Today marks the final day of campaigning in Karnataka for the upcoming Assembly elections as the BJP, Congress, and JD(S), the three major parties in the state, make one last push to win over voters.
Karnataka General Assembly Election 2023 in brief:
Total Eligible Voters
In the 58,282 polling places that have been set up throughout the state, 9.17 lakh of the 5.2 crore eligible voters in the state will cast their ballot for the first time. 2 613 candidates are running for office; 185 of them are women, and one falls under the “other” category.
Candidates contest this election by all parties
There are 224 candidates in the BJP’s campaign, 223 in the Congress, and 207 in the JD(S)’.
Serious criminal cases
‘Serious criminal cases are pending against 31% of Congress candidates, 30% of BJP candidates, and 25% of JDS candidates, according to the election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
The wealthiest candidate in Karnataka Elections 2023
When submitting their nominations for office, several political figures disclosed assets worth thousands of crores.
The wealthiest candidate is MTB Nagaraj, the minister of small-scale industries for Karnataka and a member of the BJP, with assets worth 1,614 crores. DK Shivakumar, the head of the state congress, comes in second with assets worth 1,358 crores, followed by Priya Krishna, a 39-year-old Congress candidate from Govindarajanagar, who comes in third with 1,156 crores.
Star Campaigners of all parties
With a 38-year anti-incumbency trend in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi oversaw the majority of the BJP’s campaign in Karnataka. On the other hand, the JD(S) ran a very regionalized campaign that was commanded by the erstwhile chief minister of Karnataka, H. D. Kumaraswamy.
Ahead of a highly charged campaign led by party leaders Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar, and Mallikarjun Kharge, the Congress ran a strong campaign, helped by Lingayat leader Jagadish Shettar’s departure from the BJP shortly after the ruling party announced its list of candidates for the elections.
The results will be announced on May 13
Beginning on May 10, voters will cast their ballots for the 224-seat Karnataka Assembly. On May 13, the results of the vote counting will be announced.