Voting for Karnataka bypolls concludes
60 per cent voter turnout recorded till 5.24 pm
An estimated 60 per cent of the total 37.78 lakh electors have cast their vote until 5:24 pm on Thursday in 15 assembly constituencies, where bypolls is underway, the results of which would determine the longevity of the B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka.
According to voter turnout figures available, the highest turnout of 79.8 per cent was recorded in Chikkaballapura, and the lowest at K R Puram in Bengaluru at 37.5 per cent.
The other two constituencies in Bengaluru too have recorded comparatively lower turnout, Mahalakshi layout- 40.47 per cent, Shivajinagar- 41.13, officials said.
Turnout in other constituencies are: Athani- 70.73 per cent, Kagwad- 69.76, Gokak- 66.64, Yellapur- 72.23, Hirekerur- 72.42, Ranebennur- 67.92, Vijayanagara- 58.93, Yeshwanthpura- 48.34, Hoskote- 76.19, K R Pete- 75.87, and Hunsur- 74.47, they said.
Karnataka BJP writes to Election Commission to initiate action against Jevargi Congress MLA Ajay Singh alleging he was campaigning in Shivajinagar constituency today, on the day of election.
Chikkaballapur records highest voter turnout at 60.43% till 3 p.m while people in KR Pura has turned out the lowest with 29.25%
Yellapur records highest voter turnout at 41.72% till 1 p.m
Athani- 8.33 per cent, Kagwad- 6.94 voter turnout recorded
6.33 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 a.m
A voter turnout of 6.33 per cent was recorded till 9 a.m. in the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka in the first round of polling, the Election Commission said on Thursday.
Constituency-wise voting percentage at 9 a.m. was 8.33 in Athani, 6.94 in Kagwad, 6.11 in Gokak, 7.54 in Yellapur and 5.59 in Hirekeru.
In Ranibennur, the voting percentage was 6.22, 6.5 per cent in Vijayanagara, 6.91 per cent in Chikkaballapur, 6.15 per cent in K. R. Pura, 4.19 per cent in Yeshwantpura, 8.21 per cent in Mahalakshmi Layout and 3.04 per cent in Shivajinagar.
In Hosakote, 9.01 per cent voting was recorded, 6.2 per cent in Krishnarajapete and 6.18 per cent in Husunuru, the election commission said.
The second round of polling has been scheduled at 11 a.m., followed by round 3 at 1 p.m., round 4 at 3 p.m. and round 5 at 5 p.m. (IANS)
Voting for by-election to Shivaji Nagar Constituency
Bengaluru: Voting for by-election to Shivaji Nagar Constituency, underway at Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Girls High School and P.U. College, Tasker Town.
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Voting begins for 15 assembly constituencies
Voting for Karnataka Byelection begins. 15 assembly seats of the state are undergoing by-poll today after they fell vacant due to disqualification of 17 Congress and JD(S) rebel MLAs.