It may effectively be Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s hardest electoral battle, going through an aggressive marketing campaign from rival BJP powered by its best-known face in Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa and the PM Narendra Modi-Amit Shah staff. Now, the noise, mud and hubbub of the marketing campaign for the Karnataka meeting elections has settled down and it’s time for almost 5 crore individuals throughout 222 seats to vote right now. And the police say safety preparations are in place to make sure that there are not any issues both.
Digital voting machines, or EVMs, have been moved out from their well-guarded storage places and despatched to completely different polling cubicles. This election will see using VVPATS – one other of the much-loved abbreviation this nation appears to understand – this time for Voter Verified Paper Audit Path. This may permit individuals to verify that their vote has been accurately registered.
In all, there might be round 1.four lakh police personnel deployed throughout the state on election responsibility. “This may embody police individuals from Karnataka and different states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and others equivalent to house guards and jail warders.,” senior Karnataka police officer Kamal Pant informed NDTV.
In IT hub Bengaluru alone, the police will deploy over 10,500 police personnel throughout the town’s 26 meeting constituencies. Plus, there could be staffers from central police forces and reserves from the state police. The Election Fee had on Friday postpone polling within the metropolis’s RR Nagar constituency after almost 10,000 voter ID playing cards have been discovered from a Bengaluru residence.
The BJP is contesting in 222, the Congress in 220 and the JDS-BSP mix in 218. 180 sitting legislators are contesting.
There are different 1,142 unbiased candidates as effectively.
Flying squads arrange to make sure that the candidates do not cross the line have made money seizure of virtually 13 crore rupees since meeting elections have been introduced in April. And it is not simply money – gadgets value one other 19 crores have been seized together with garments, cookers, mixer grinders, stitching machines, caps – and a whopping 44 kg of gold ornaments.
“Seizures value Rs 166 crore have been made. The police have been actively concerned in that. And everyone seems to be happy with the work achieved by the flying squads. The outcomes this time has been higher than final time, so everyone seems to be pleased with it,” Mr Kant stated. That features 25, 290 litres of liquor seized by the groups.
There was one silver lining. Karnataka police chief Neelamani N Raju, stated, “There have been no election-related communal cases.”