Congress president Rahul Gandhji took to twitter and asked the youth to come out in numbers to vote in the one day Karnataka Assembly Polls 2018 . The ruling Congress is facing tough challenge from the BJP this time around. The stakes are high for both the parties as the Lok Sabha Polls are slated for next year.
Gandhi, in his tweet in Kannada, also urged the voters to participate in the election for the state’s 15th Legislative Assembly where the three major contesting parties are the Congress, BJP and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal (Secular).
ಮತದಾರರು ತಮ್ಮ ಹಕ್ಕನ್ನು ತಪ್ಪದೇ ಚಲಾಯಿಸುವುದೇ ಕ್ರಿಯಾತ್ಮಕ ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದ ಸಂಕೇತ. ನಾನು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೊದಲ ಬಾರಿ ಮತ ಚಲಾಯಿಸುವ ನನ್ನೆಲ್ಲಾ ಯುವ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರನ್ನು ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಜನತೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದ ಅತೀದೊಡ್ಡ ಹಬ್ಬವನ್ನು ಸಂಭ್ರಮದಿಂದ ಆಚರಿಸಿ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಗೊಳಿಸುವಂತೆ ಕೋರಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತೇನೆ.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 12, 2018
“The voter turnout is a sign of dynamic democracy. I welcome all my young friends who are voting for the first time in Karnataka. People from Karnataka will be able to celebrate the largest festival of democracy with a great number of celebrations,” Gandhi tweeted.
A total of 15.42 lakh voters, aged 18-19, have registered to cast their ballot for the first time. Over 5.06-crore electorate, including 2.56-crore men, 2.5-crore women and over 5,000 who identify themselves as the third gender are exercising their franchise.