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K'taka polls: 37% voting recorded till 1.00 pm

K'taka polls: 37% voting recorded till 1.00 pm

The Election Commission said the polling percentage may breach the 71.4 per cent mark recorded in the 2013 Assembly election in Karnataka which has almost 5.07 crore voters.

"I thank them for their support and wish them well", People are lining up in Badami constituency where Cngress candidate for CM post Siddaramaiah is contesting against BJP's B Sriramulu.

Going by the data provided by the Election Commission, there are 70 urban and 154 rural seats in Karnataka.

Earlier in the day, BJP Karnataka chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa claimed that the party will get more than 150 seats and they will form the government in the state.

The polls, which began at 7 a.m at 58,546 polling stations, each equipped with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs), will conclude at 6 pm.

Votes will be counted on Monday and exit polls and other surveys have often been wrong in India.

Later, Siddaramaiah thanked people for standing in queues to vote in the elections.




Will these be one-sided elections with either of the parties getting the majority or will it be a hung assembly? Interestingly, no incumbent government has been re-elected in Karnataka since 1985. He added that Congress will win over 120 seats.

Last two months in the state saw a feverish campaign that ended on Thursday with star campaigners Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah addressing a series of meetings in front of massive crowd and attacking each other's policies at both national level and also in the state.

Polling in Bengaluru's Raja Rajeshwari Nagar segment has been postponed to May 28 following the discovery of voter ID cards and cancelled in the city's Jayanagar seat following the death of BJP contestant B.N. Vijaya Kumar.

Over 2,600 candidates are in the fray - more than 2400 men and over 200 women.

Tight security is in place to ensure smooth and peaceful single-phase polling in 222 constituencies, including 36 reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and 15 for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and 26 in Bengaluru.

The counting of votes will take place on May 15.

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