29 Mar 2023

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023: Voting on May 10, Result on May 13

Bengaluru: Assembly elections in Karnataka will be held on May 10. The results will come on 13 May. Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar said on Wednesday that voting would be conducted in a single phase. Karnataka has 5.21 crore voters, who will vote in 224 assembly seats. 9.17 lakh voters will vote for the first time.

Rajeev Kumar said that we had started a process earlier. Under this, those who will be 18 years old on April 1, will also be able to vote. For this, we had called for advance applications.

Karnataka, which has 224 seats in the Assembly currently has 119 MLAs of the ruling BJP, while Congress has 75 and its ally JD(S) has 28 seats.

With months to go for the Assembly elections, the political parties including the ruling BJP, Congress and ally JD(S) began the spate of allegations and counter-allegations, with the latter attempting to corner the government over the issue of corruption.

The term of the present BJP government in the state ends on May 24. This time also the main contest will be between BJP, Congress and JDS. 

JDS will contest separately

Last time JDS-Congress was together, but this time JDS will contest separately.

Karnataka has 224 assembly seats. In the 2018 assembly elections, BJP had won 104 seats, Congress 78 and JDS 37. No party got majority. Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister on 17 May and resigned on 23 May after not being able to prove his majority in the House. After this Congress-JDS coalition government was formed.

After 14 months, the politics of Karnataka again took a turn. Kumaraswamy had to leave the chair after the rebellion of some Congress and JDS MLAs. Yeddyurappa merged these rebels with the BJP and on 26 July 2019, with the support of 219 MLAs, BS Yeddyurappa became CM, but he resigned after 2 years. Basavaraj Bommai was made the Chief Minister here.

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