Check Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 Dates
The Election Commission today announced the dates for Karnataka Assembly Election 2018. Elections will be held in a single phase on May 12 and the results will be announced on May 15. The announcement of election dates spawned a controversy as the BJP IT Cell head tweeted the dates before the official announcement. The Election Commission said they “will look into leaks” on dates. The state has been in the spotlight where the ruling Congress hopes to retain power and resist the BJP’s aggressive campaign.
While the elections are critical for the Congress that has been wiped out from most major states it used to rule, they are also important for the BJP to make in-roads into south India – a region that has proved difficult for it to foray into. The state has seen bitter campaigningby both the parities with allegations of communal and political murders and tit-for-tat charges of large-scale corruption. Leaders from both parties including PM Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and BJP’s Amit Shah visited the state multiple times over the past few months. The JD(S), led by former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, is the third player in the fray. The ongoing term for the Karnataka assembly, which has 224 seats, expires on May 28.
The EC will probe the alleged leak of information on the schedule which was tweeted by BJP IT Cell. The BJP IT Cell tweeted partially wrong information several minutes before the CEC announced the schedule. “Strongest possible action will be taken if there is any leak,” says Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat.
Last election, the voter turnout was around 71.45%. Commission will deploy observers in sensitive polling stations. The ceiling for expenditure is Rs. 28 lakhs in Karnataka. Model Code of Conduct comes into effect from now.
Highlights: Important dates for Karnataka Assembly Election 2018
17 April: Issue of notification
24 April: Last date of nomination
25 April: Date of scrutiny
27 April: Last date of withdrawal of candidates
12 May: Date of Polling
15 May: Counting of votes/ Result day * Date of notification is April 17 and nominations should be filed by April 24.
The last date of withdrawal of candidature is April 27.
Counting of votes will take place on May 15.
Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 Information
It will be investigated. Be assured that actions legally and administratively befitting will be taken: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on the question of how BJP’s IT Cell head Amit Malviya had put dates of Karnataka elections on social media. * Certain things may have leaked for which Election Commission will take appropriate action: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on the question how BJP’s IT Cell head Amit Malviya had put dates of Karnataka elections on social media.
Here are definitely a several factors you should understand about Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018
1) Siddaramaiah govt has actually announced minority status to the Lingayat community: The Karnataka government currently accorded a minority status to the Lingayat community. This happened days after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led government approved the suggestions of the Nagamohan Das committee to grant a separate religion status to the Lingayats. The decision, taken in advance of the state Assembly election, was actually criticised by the Veerashaiva Lingayat Samanvaya Samiti and termed as politically motivated. The Lingayats owe loyalty to the social reform movement of the 12th century, initiated by Basaveshwara. Living mostly in North Karnataka, this community is believed to constitute 17 per cent of the state’s population which makes them a key political catchment for parties.
2) Karnataka Assembly election significance: The Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 are important the Congress party, currently in power in the state, as this is the last big state where it is still in power after losing a string of Assembly elections to the BJP in the past few years.
It is even essential for the BJP, which may be attempting to remove the Congress and push its call for Çongress-mukt Bharat’.
3) Seven former JDS MLAs join Congress in Karnataka: In an impact to JD(S) headed by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, seven party rebel former MLAs on Sunday joined the ruling Congress in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi.The rebel MLAs had resigned from Karnataka legislative assembly on Saturday, a day after they cross-voted in favour of the Congress candidates in the March 23 Rajya Sabha biennial election in the state. Zameer Ahmed Khan, Chaluvaraya Swamy, Iqbal Ansari, Balakrishna, Ramesh Bandisiddegowda, Bheema Nayak and Akhanda Srinivas Murthy were really welcomed into the party fold by Gandhi at a public rally here in the poll-bound Karnataka.Along with them, former JDS MLCs M C Nanaiah, Sarovar Srinivas and B Ramakrishna also joined the Congress.
The BJP has already been seriously attempting to unseat Siddaramaiah government using the Congress charging the saffron party of resorting to communistic politics. This is the only state in south India, where the BJP has been in power in the past. However, the party was voted out following corruption accusations against BS Yeddyurappa, who is the BJP’s chief ministerial face this time around too.
The term of Karnataka’s 224-seat assembly comes to an end on 28 May and the new government must be in place before that.
The Election Commission of India has certainly declared the vote dates for the upcoming Karnataka assembly polls. Talking to press reporters, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat claimed that the votes will be performed in one phase on 12 May.
Date of notification will certainly be 17 April 2018 along with the last date of choice being 24 April. The checking is going to take place on 15 May.
Rawat mentioned that particular activity may be taken against the BJP’s social media head Amit Malviya for incorrectly posting the dates of Karnataka elections also just before the EC had announced the same.
4) Various regions and historic voting trends: In Karnataka, the 2008 assembly elections was simply won by BJP easily with 110 seats, whereas the 2013 assembly elections was certainly swept by the Congress by winning 122 seats. The changing results and trends might recommend that any party is capable of performing well throughout the state on their given day. Karnataka is separated into 30 districts and 4 admin divisions and this geography of Karnataka is consisted of within 6 distinct regions.
Different factors develop these 6 regions conducive for one party whereas unfavourable to others. Coastal region: The coastal region of Karnataka is a BJP strongholdOld Mysore region – All the three main political outfits the BJP, Congress and JD(S) have quite equal impact in the Old Mysore region of the state. Bangalore region – In the Bangalore area the BJP has historically done well Mumbai-Karnataka region – The Mumbai-Karnataka region is dominated by the Lingayat community who have their inclination to the BJP.
Hyderabad-Karnataka region – The Hyderabad-Karnataka region of the state is also dominated by the Lingayats and Reddy brothers, both of these of which are traditionally BJP supporters. Thus BJP has an advantage here as well, but Mallikarjun Kharge a prominent backward class leader of the Congress and the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha belongs to the said region too. This will ensure advantage Congress on lots of seats which have sizeable votes from the backward community. Central Karnataka – In Central Karnataka both the BJP and the Congress are expecting to perform well.
5) Amit Shah sees “BJP tsunami” coming in Karnataka: Amit Shah asserted there was a “tsunami” in favour of his party which will not only defeat the ruling Congress but also ‘uproot’ it in the happening assembly polls in Karnataka.He also lashed out at the Siddaramaiah government on multiple fronts, saying it had distanced itself from the people.”After Gujarat elections, this is my Karnataka trip. Extraordinary enthusiasm is witnessed here. Earlier I was actually saying it was a BJP wave. Now I say it’s a BJP tsunami” Shah said.
6) 60 lakh new voters enrolled as new voters across Karnataka in FebruaryIn February, chief electoral officer had announced that nearly 60 lakh people have enrolled as new voters across Karnataka in advance of the 15th Assembly elections, due in early May.”The number of new voters across the state has increased by 60 lakh, taking the total number of the electorate to 4.96 crore as per the tentative electoral rolls as against 4.36 crore voters in 2013 assembly elections,” state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar said. Baseding on to the provisional electoral rolls, the number of male voters is 2.51 crore and female voters 2.44 crore.
7) Congress asks Shah, Yeddyurappa to clear stand on Lingayat minority status: Congress asked the BJP to make its stand clear on the Karnataka Cabinet’s decision to recommend religious minority status to Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat communities, after the saffron party accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of “playing with fire” for vote bank politics.Congress’s communications in charge Randeep Surjewala said the issue should not be linked with elections or the political process. “It is inappropriate to link the decision of Karnataka government viz-a-viz declaration of Lingayat Samaj as a minority community to the political processes,” he told reporters.Surjewala asked BJP chief Amit Shah and the party’s state unit president B S Yeddyurappa to clarify whether they are in favour of the decision or against it.”You need to clarify and come out clearly. Do not hunt with the hare. That is why we have clearly said the sinister propaganda of BJP on this issue is condemnable.
8) ‘Lingayat move aimed at preventing Yeddyurappa from becoming CM’: Amit Shahsaid that the Siddaramaiah government’s move to accord separate religious minority status to Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats was aimed at preventing B S Yeddyurappa from becoming Chief Minister.”This Siddaramaiah government has brought this proposal, not because it has a love for Lingayats, but to prevent Yeddyurappa from becoming Chief Minister,” he said addressing a Coconut Growers Convention here, as he began his two-day tour of election-bound Karnataka.
9) Amit Shah gos to 110-year-old Lingayat medium Sri Shivakumara Swami: Shah on Monday commenced his two-day tour of Karnataka by visiting and seeking blessings of Sri Shivakumara Swami of Siddhaganga Mutt in Tumakuru, a revered seer of the Lingayat community. Shah’s conference along with the medium is being seen as an attempt to reach out to the Lingayats/Veeshaivas, who are really numerically and politically powerful in the state and form a major voter base for the BJP. The visit thinks implication as it comes in the backdrop of the Siddaramaiah government’s move to recommend to the Centre to correspond a religious minority tag to Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats in an attempt to wean away a section of them from the BJP.”Today I had the good fortune to seek blessings from the ‘Walking God’ Sri Shivakumara Swamiji of SiddhagangaMutt, Tumakuru. His tireless work even at his advanced age is inspiring. His life is a living lesson and guiding light for all of us,” Shah said in a tweet.
So in the above article we shared all the information about Karnataka Assembly Election 2018. To know more visit website or stay with us!!!