Karnataka Election 2023: PM Modi urges people of Karnataka to vote in large numbers

Karnataka Election 2023 LIVE: PM Modi urges people of Karnataka to vote in large numbers

Karnataka Election 2023: PM Modi urges people of Karnataka to vote in large numbers

08:48 (IST)

Karnataka Election 2023 LIVE

Nirmala Sitharaman on Bajrang Dal row

"We always read Hanuman Chalisa and offer prayers to Bajrang Bali, but they (Congress) do this during the election...They mentioned that in their manifesto, this is an example of stupidity," said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman after casting her vote in Bengaluru.

08:46 (IST)

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Infosys founder Narayana Murthy at a polling booth to cast his vote

Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys, enters a voting station in Bengaluru to cast his ballot.

08:43 (IST)

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"Vote for development of State ...": Karnataka CM Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday appealed to people to come out and vote for the "development of the State".

Further, he expressed his happiness over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s campaign for the election which includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public rallies and roadshows.

08:20 (IST)

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Modi's magic will give us absolute majority, states BJP leader

BJP leader BY Vijayendra stated that Modi's magic will give the BJP an absolute majority.

He also said that they will win at least 130 seats in this election. 

08:16 (IST)

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People of Karnataka have decided to choose welfare-oriented government: Kharge

According to Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of the Congress, the people of Karnataka have voted to elect a progressive, open, and welfare-focused administration.

He urged people to vote in huge numbers in the election.

"People of Karnataka have decided that they shall choose a progressive, transparent & welfare-oriented government," Kharge said in a tweet.

08:12 (IST)

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BJP has been a people's party, says Karnataka minister CN Ashwathnarayan

Karnataka minister and BJP candidate from Malleshwaram constituency, CN Ashwathnarayan stated that the BJP has been a people's party and it represents all sections.

He also added that with globalisation, the people needed a party which could represent the people across the globe.

08:04 (IST)

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Nirmala Sitharaman arrives to cast her vote in Bengaluru

Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister, arrives in Bengaluru to cast her ballot.

07:41 (IST)

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PM Modi urges people of Karnataka to vote in large numbers

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the citizens of Karnataka to cast their ballots in big numbers to enhance the democratic celebration.

The ruling BJP is up for reelection in Karnataka, but the Congress is challenging it. The third major contender in the race is the Janata Dal (Secular).

Modi tweeted, "Urging the people of Karnataka, particularly young and first time voters to vote in large numbers and enrich the festival of democracy."

07:37 (IST)

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Rahul Gandhi reminds voters of Congress' five guarantees

Rahul Gandhi, a Congress leader, asked citizens to work together to create a progressive, '40% commission'-free Karnataka.

07:29 (IST)

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BS Yediyurappa offers prayers at Sri Huccharaya Swami Temple

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior BJP leader BS Yediyurappa and his family pay a visit to the Sri Huccharaya Swami Temple in Shikaripur and give prayers.

07:21 (IST)

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Siddalinga Swami of Siddaganga mutt casts his vote

At a voting location in Tumakuru, Siddalinga Swami of the Siddaganga Mutt casts his ballot for the 2023 Karnataka Elections.

07:17 (IST)

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Actor Prakash Raj arrives to cast his vote

Actor Prakash Raj arrives at the St. Joseph's School voting location in Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru, to cast his vote in the Karnataka Assembly Election.

07:13 (IST)

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Former CM Yediyurappa appeals to voters to vote for India's bright future

The former CM requested all the voters, especially the first-time voters, to vote without fail and to participate in the celebration of democracy.

In his tweet, he requested everyone to cast their votes without fail for the bright future of the country and all-round development.

07:07 (IST)

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Amit Shah urges the people in Karnataka to come out in large numbers to vote

Amit Shah asked the citizens of Karnataka to cast their votes in support of effective leadership, growth, and prosperity for the state.

A pro-people, pro-progress government that will continue to lead the state to greater heights can be ensured with only one vote, he added.

06:54 (IST)

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'The Kerala Story' takes centre stage in Karnataka polls

The Kerala Story became a crucial subject in the Karnataka elections as the Congress equated PFI to Bajrang Dal in its platform and promised to outlaw it if it wins the next elections, drawing condemnation from the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The film 'The Kerala Story,' which pushed topics like corruption, unemployment, inflation, reservation, and development to the back burner, found itself at the centre of a national controversy.

06:50 (IST)

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Preparations, mock poll underway

06:33 (IST)

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Campaign for assembly elections in Karnataka ended on Monday

All party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had 19 public meetings and six roadshows during the intense campaign for the Karnataka assembly elections, which finished on Monday. Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, camped out in the state for 12 days.

06:24 (IST)

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Voting amid high security

On election day throughout Karnataka, 84,119 State Police Officers and 58,500 CAPF police in 650 CoYs are on Law and Order and security duty. In order to maintain Law and Order effectively and deal with MCC infractions, all police officers are on patrol. Police officers and other staff members are on high alert at 185 Interstate Border Checkpoints.

06:18 (IST)

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Mock polling starts ahead of 2023 Karnataka Elections

The mock election starts before the Assembly elections.  

06:08 (IST)

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Key seats to watch out for in 2023 Karnataka Assembly Elections

The Vokkaliga and Lingayat voters will play a significant impact in the elections. Vokkaligas make up 11 per cent of the population, while Lingayats make up 17 per cent.

Varuna, Kanakapura, Shiggaon, Hubli-Darwad, Channapatna, Shikaripura, Chittapur, Ramanagara, and Chikmagalur are a few of the crucial electoral districts that will have a significant impact.

06:04 (IST)

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Karnataka Elections 2023 will prove if ‘gaali politics’ work as a game changer in polls

The word “nalayak” (incompetent) spoken twice against the serving prime ministers come to haunt the Congress. However, unlike November 1998 when AICC spokesman Mani Shankar Aiyar lost his job for uttering “nalayak”, nearly 25 years later, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge’s son Priyank seems to be getting away with it with the full backing of the grand old party. It is a reflection of the utter lack of decency in the political discourse in the country and the political leadership’s admission that civility and decorum in public speeches is not a one-way street.

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05:54 (IST)

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CEC appeals to 5.3 crore registered voters to participate enthusiastically

Rajiv Kumar, the chief election commissioner, urged the 11.7 lakh first-time voters among Karnataka's 5.3 crore registered voters on Tuesday to cast their votes enthusiastically in the Wednesday election.

Karnataka Assembly Election 2023 LIVE: People are prepared to cast their votes in the assembly elections in Karnataka on Wednesday following the intense election campaigning.

The state’s three major political parties, the BJP, the Congress, and the Janata Dal-Secular (JDS), have all made an effort to win over voters by making promises and accusing one another in an effort to gain control of the state’s 224-seat Assembly.

113 seats are required to achieve a majority and form a government.

Varuna, Kanakapura, Shiggaon, Hubli-Darwad, Channapatna, Shikaripura, Chittapur, Ramanagara, and Chikmagalur are a few of the crucial electoral districts that will have a significant impact.

Both BJP and Congress are fielding some of their top guns in the major constituencies. The BJP has also taken a chance by contesting 50 new faces in its 224 candidates list. This move by BJP to deny tickets to several senior leaders ultimately led to them quitting the party and joining Congress or JD(S).

One of them is former Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar who was denied a ticket for the Hubli-Darwad West Assembly constituency then joined the Congress and will be contesting from the same constituency as the Congress candidate. It is a seat Shettar has won multiple times.

Meanwhile, Karnataka’s Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is yet another key candidate who is contesting from the Shiggaon constituency where he has won three consecutive terms.

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