With the campaigning for the crucial Karnataka Assembly polls coming to an end today evening at 5 pm, the contender for power , BJP , the ruling Congress and the JD (S) are leaving no stone unturned to woo the electorate on the last day.
It has been a bitter slug fest between the BJP and the Congress in the run- up to the polls. Both not shying away from hurling charges and counter- charges at each other . The verdict of Karnataka polls 2018 will somewhat indicate what the general mood of the nation is with the Lok Sabha polls slated for 2019
The political parties are set to hold multiple rallies today in their last attempt to woo the voter in their favour.
BJP chief Amit Shah and the party chief ministerial candidate B. S. Yeddyurappa will participate in the roadshow in Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s Badami constituency.
Apart from this Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will campaign for their party on the final day.
The regional parties will also make all-out efforts to mark their place among the voters.
A total of 2655 candidates, including 219 women are in the poll fray in the election.
In 2018, 2436 males will be contesting the elections as compared to 2788 in 2013, a difference of 352 less. This year, 219 women are in the poll fray as opposed to 170 in 2013, a difference of 49.
There are 800 registered candidates from unrecognised political parties contesting the polls this year, compared to 832 in 2013, a difference of 32.
In 2018, 1155 independent candidates are contesting the state polls as compared to 1223 in 2013, that is, 68 less.
The election in Karnataka will be held on May 12 in 223 constituencies, out of 224 of the Karnataka Legislative
Assembly while the counting of votes and announcement of result will take place on May 15.
The election for one constituency has been postponed following the death of B.N. Vijay Kumar, Jayanagar BJP candidate.