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Battle For Karnataka 2018 : Rahul Gandhi Urges Youth To Come And Vote

File Picture Courtesy : indianexpress.com
File Picture Courtesy : indianexpress.com

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).

“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.

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